Sammie Jo Hudgens

September 6, 1935December 2, 2018


Surrounded by her family, Sammie Jo passed from this world on December 2, 2017. Born September 6, 1935 in Wallowa County Oregon. Daughter of Sam & Winifred Crocker Alexander. At a young age she moved to Sacramento County California. In 1957 she married Elwin L. Hudgens who passed away in 1996.

Sammie's passion was genealogy. She served the Sacramento Genealogy Society in many positions: President, Librarian, and Seminar and Event planner. History was her second interest. She was involved with the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and other groups; all in the Sacramento area.

Sammie is survived by her son, Kevin (Maureen) Hudgens, and daughter Lisa (Harvey) Morton. Granddaughters: Lauren (David) Chavez, Kimberly Hudgens, Megan Booth, Courtney (Mustafa) Babak, Grandsons: Chester Lincoln, Spencer Lincoln and Great-grandson Kaecyn Cousins all from Sacramento County.

Friends are welcome at a viewing Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2-6pm as well as the celebration of life at Mount Vernon Memorial Park 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 on Monday, December 17 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Sacramento Genealogical Society - Root Cellar Library, PO Box 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95611-0265.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018

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Katherine Weedman Cox

December 17, 2018

Sammie always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. We will miss seeing her at the genealogy events where she always had a positive attitude and an appreciation for a good joke. No matter how badly it was told, she always laughed making you think that you were actually funny. One thing is certain, her humor was unique and her timing spot on! We will miss you sweet Sammie.- Katherine & Jeff Cox

Susan Howe

December 5, 2018

I love Sammie. Sammie was one of the first, besides my parents, to teach me about standing up for myself. She was a hard worker and was very supportive of me growing up. I remember when I was 8? riding in the back seat of her yellow Impala with the black top and black leather seats. She always told me to buckle my seat belt before she’d start driving. I’m not sure my own parents did that in 1969! She included me in family gatherings, which meant I got to know Grandma Alexander and her brother, Bill, too. She had a little dog named Manfred who loved her dearly then. Sammie was very generous and when I was engaged to be married, she offered to have my wedding at her house. Though we didn’t take her up on that, it meant a lot to me that she was so supportive. Sammie had a knack with words and jokes. She liked to laugh and her smile was such a good one. I admired her long and devoted marriage to Elwin— they were so good together. Sammie was an integral part of my growing up (as was my best bub, Lisa, her daughter). I’m certain that she is with Elwin and all those who loved her who went before her. I’m so grateful for the times we shared together. I will remember her always. Love to you, Lisa, Kevin, and all her grandkids and great grandkids!