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Gail Irene Hudson

April 6, 1947 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

(Gail Irene Hudson 
Born April 6, 1947 Died April 6, 2022 
Gail Hudson was born in Phildelphia, PA, and moved to the Los Angeles area at age 3 with her 
mother and sisters. She graduated from Mark Kepple High School in Alhambra. 
In 1969 Gail enlisted in the United States Navy. She served as a corpsman for 20 years. She was 
stationed at many hospitals around the world. While stationed in Japan during the Vietnam War 
she cared for many service members wounded in Vietnam. She participated in the evacuation of 
the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. She was involved in medical research of infectious diseases at 
NAMRU outside of Cairo, Egypt. 
After retiring from the Navy in 1989 Gail settled in the San Diego area where she was a National 
Service Officer for Disabled American Veterans where she advocated for veterans’ benefits. She 
also served as a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rating Board at the VARO in 
San Diego. She was a 17-year survivor of breast cancer. In December of 2021 Gail was diagnosed with 
COVID-19 and remained ill until her death on her 75th birthday. 
Gail is survived by her spouse Patricia Cutler, her sister Helen Hudson and “adopted” sister Julie 
Ivey. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Hudson, and her sister, Eleanor 
Newcomer. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Living Beyond Breast Cancer 
(LBBC.org/give) or the Military Women’s Memorial, Memorial Ave, Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 
22202

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Services

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

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