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Obituary: Hudlow, Danell Dee (Jolly)

Sun., Sept. 29, 2013

HUDLOW, Danell Dee (Jolly) Danell Dee (Jolly) Hudlow passed away September 7, 2013 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA.

She passed away peacefully; surrounded by several of her children after a short battle with leukemia.

Danell was born November 24, 1932 in Wenatchee, WA to Dan and Harriet Jolly.

She was the oldest of three daughters.

The family moved from Coulee City to Connell in 1941 where Danell attended Connell schools, graduating from Connell High School in 1951.

She attended one year at Whitworth College and one year at Washington State College before marrying her high school sweetheart, Arnold Hudlow, on August 29, 1953.

They settled on the family wheat farm outside of Connell in 1955.

Danell would say her occupation was a homemaker, but it was so much more than that.

She and Arnold had three children of their own and took in and raised three of her nieces and nephews who lost their parents in 1969.

She considered all six children her own and raised them with a loving hand.

She found time to be active in the Connell United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Grange, and was a life-long Girl Scout.

She spent many hours volunteering her time and talents.

Danell and Arnold were instrumental in organizing the Connell Heritage Museum.

History, heritage and genealogy were passions of theirs.

Danell loved to travel and had the opportunity to see much of the world.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Hudlow; sister Janis Pavel; and son Dan Pavel.

She is survived by her sister Sandra (Merlin) Wallace; her children Jodi (Barrie) McDougall; Jeri (Tim) Erdman; Wayde (Kathy) Hudlow; Jamie (Terry) Utecht; and Sam Pavel; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces; and a nephew.

A memorial service will be held at the Connell United Methodist Church, located at 104 S Burke Ave, in Connell, WA October 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM A family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery outside of Connell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Connell Heritage Museum Annex Building Fund, P.O.

Box 1185, Connell, WA 99326; or Connell United Methodist Church, P.O.

Box 99, Connell, WA 99326.

The family invites you to sign their on-line guest book at


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