In memory of

Robert Moore Hudnall Jr. “Bob”, age 82, of Helena

July 31, 1932 – November 12, 2014

Robert (Bob) Moore Hudnall Jr. left the bounds of this earth on  November 12, 2014.

Bob was born on July 31, 1932 in Las Animas, Colorado to Robert M Hudnall Sr and Esther A Hudnall.  He was the Great Great Grandson of John Wesley Prowers and Great Great Grandmother Amy Amache Ochinee.  Mr. Prowers was a well known Cattle baron and legislator in Colorado and Amache was the daughter of  Lone Bear (one-Eye or Red Eye)  Ochinee of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe and he was massacred at Sand Creek Colorado in 1864.  Bob was extremely proud of his Southern Cheyenne ancestry.

Bob attended school in Forsyth, Montana and graduated from High School there in 1950.  For a time he worked for his grandfather at the family business of Weber Chevrolet in Las Animas, Colorado.  In 1952 he enlisted in the US Air Force and after Tech School he was assigned to Elmendorf AFB Alaska.  While there he met his future wife Caroline and they were married in 1955.

After discharge he was employed by RCA Service Company and spent time in Miles City, Montana, England and Alaska.  In 1967 he was employed at Northern Television and a few years later he became the Administrative Manager of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough, Public Works Department, later he formed a company, Morrison – Hudnall and was a manufacturer’s representative for lighting and other electronic products. From there he worked for Sears and also the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Bob, was a member of Yellowstone Lodge #26 AF & AM, the Order of Eastern Star and was a life member of the BPOE, # 537 all in Miles City, Montana.  He was also a member of Scottish Rite in Anchorage, Alaska.  In Helena he was a member of the American Legion No. 2.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, his dogs Miss Amie, Wally and many friends in many places.

At his request there will be a Masonic funeral and a portion of his ashes will be interred at the National cemetery at Fort Harrison, Helena, Montana in spring and also a Southern Cheyenne ceremony will take place in SE Colorado, also in spring.

Memorials may be made to The Sand Creek Massacre National Historical Site, P. O. Box 249, Eads, Colorado, 81036 or to the Building Fund, Yellowstone Lodge # 26, PO Box 863, Miles City, MT 59601. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Bob.


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  1. Edith Taulor says

    Dear Caroline.

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I really enjoyed visiting with Bob during foot care.
    If you need someone to talk to, please call me.

  2. Dee Barfknecht says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend, I was so sorry to learn about how sick Bob was and am extremely sad to learn about his passing. My whole heart is with you…….
    With sincere sympathy and a big hug.
    Dee & Darby

  3. I’m sure I speak for many members of the Helena Montana Kennel Club, to say how sorry we all are to hear of Bob’s passing. You have our collective support and love and we will be eager to embrace you into our fold when you are ready to return. There are many of us who are willing to help you in any way we can as you work through this difficult time. Don’t hesitate to ask.

  4. Kathy Shuck says

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you during this time – you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Linda and Art Compton says

    We are so sorry for your loss, Caroline.

    Linda & Art

  6. Terry Dalton says

    Hi Caroline,
    I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. I have so many great memories of working with Bob at the airport. We had so many laughs, and he was the example of a true gentleman. I have thought of you both over the years, and wish time had not slipped away that I could have had another chance to visit with him. We always liked to chat about England. I will remember him always and I hope your special memories keep you strong through this difficult time. He always had a twinkle in his eye when he talked about you. Hugs!! Ian and Terry Dalton

  7. Heidi Rudio says

    Dear Caroline. I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. I wish I could be there to give you a hug and express my sympathies in person. No words can help, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your friend,

  8. Ruth Ann Walkup Stearns says

    Dear Caroline, I am sorry to learn of your loss. I have fond memories of our days in high school together.
    May God grant you His peace.
    Ruth Ann

  9. The Williams Family says

    We are so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. We would like to share something that we have personally found to be of great comfort. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted us and it is our hope that these thoughts comfort your family also.

  10. John and Lauren Knudsen says

    Gosh Caroline, we, in Missoula, heard about the news about Bob. You are special to us. We send you and your family sincere wishes for peace and comfort. Thinking of you!

  11. Bob Eastaugh says

    Dear Caroline,
    I was so sorry to read about Bob’s passing. I continue to think fondly back to the days you were at the Court and I was (still) a young lawyer filing supreme court briefs. Those of us still around from those days still think of you fondly. You have all my sympathy and very best wishes.
    Bob Eastaugh

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