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Edward Ross Dudley

October 6, 1952 - April 1, 2024


Edward Dudley was born on October 6th, 1952 to his mother Louise Dumetz and his father Herbert Dudley. Louise was born in 1916 and passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1993 at the age of 76. Herbert Dudley (Navy seal and soldier) born in 1907, passed away in Highland, California in 1970 at the age of 63. Edward had one brother Alfred Dudley born in 1951. Alfred passed away in 2016 in Spokane, WA. Ed and his brother were very close and were grateful to spend the later years of their lives together. Edward became deaf at the age of two, after an accident and his hearing was not able to be restored. He attended California School For The Deaf from 1958-1971where he made many life-long friends with whom he would keep in contact with long after he moved to Spokane, Washington. Edward was part of the Basketball team there and it suited him well, being possibly "The tallest deaf man in the world". Edward was married to Mickey Dudley on 29th of March, 1982. They did not have any biological children but were a support system to many children in their lifetime. Ed married into the "Woods/Kerbs family" where he gained several brother and sister in laws and had many nieces and nephews with which he spent many holidays with. Christmas being his favorite, he loved spending time with family, wood working, Art, History, and he loved to travel and spend time outdoors camping and exploring. Ed kept in contact with his brother Alfred's children Christopher and Patrick as well as his other biological cousins and family members throughout the years, sending them cards and making trips to visit a priority. He cherished his mom and visited her up until her passing. Ed was called a "Gentle Deaf Giant" for a reason he was a big guy at 7ft tall and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. Ed believed that Jesus was his lord and savior and followed in his footsteps by always turning the other cheek. He did not engage in violence ever but instead always wanted to see people happy and make them laugh. He always had a good joke to share and his face would light up when a joke landed and everyone laughed. His laugh, smile and sheer positivity is one that will never be forgotten. Edward Dudley passed away on April 1, 2024 (On his brother Alfred's birthday). He was survived by his wife Mickey G. Dudley, Nephews Christopher and Patrick Dudley and Great Niece Mila Dudley and several cousins from the Leonhard and Holmes family.

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Emer Simpson
Emer Simpson
May 05

Ed was a good neighbor with many memories over the past 6 years that i lived next to him in our little trailer park community with many conversations. He was special to my grand daughter. Loved Boo his little dog. He is sorely missed.

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