Carolyn Marie Hudnall

September 14, 1946January 9, 2013
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To meet Carolyn was to have your life changed. She was a brilliant educator and dedicated Social Worker who helped countless people on their life's journey. Her beautiful voice joined in song with the Seattle Women's Chorus since its founding ten years ago. She also lent her many talents to the Flying House Board of Directors.

Born September 14, 1946 in San Francisco, California, Carolyn died January 9, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. She is survived by her loving spouse, Nancy Mullane of Bellingham, Washington; sister, Cathy Hudnall of Nashville, Tennessee; and she is remembered and cherished by a multitude of friends, colleagues, neighbors, and her entire chorus family.

Her life was dedicated to innovative, insightful work with adolescents and adults surviving domestic violence/sexual abuse which she did through individual and group work, community based agencies, the justice system, and educational institutions. Carolyn passed her skills and provocative thinking on to her students, who continue this dedicated practice in the field of Social Work.

A Celebration of Carolyn's Life will be held Sunday, January 20, 2012 - 2:30 PM at All Pilgrims Church - 500 Broadway Avenue East, Seattle.

The Board of Directors of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus has established a memorial fund in Carolyn Hudnall’s name for the recording and creation of music for the Choruses. The family has asked that contributions be made to this fund in lieu of flowers.

Contributions can be made by mail to Seattle Women’s Chorus at 319 - 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Or by phone by calling (206)323-0750 ext. 217. When making a contribution please note the Carolyn Hudnall Memorial Fund.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 20, 2013

Carolyn Marie Hudnall

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Jennifer Rutt

June 19, 2013

Carolyn was a wonderful leader and mentor to me in my social work career. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

Allen Linda

April 7, 2013

Carolyn was and will forever be the greatest teacher I have ever had! She taught us students to think outside the box. A true feminist! Thank you for being there for me at Eastern! Linda Allen , MSW (Green Valley, Az)

Mary Ehrmin

February 3, 2013

Carolyn was a wonderful colleague, a treasured mentor and a true friend. I miss her so much--her humor, her wisdom, her uncanny ability to go directly to the heart of a matter. Knowing her changed how I do social work and what kind of social work I do. Her legacy lives on in her colleagues as well as her students. My sincere condolences to her wife and family as well as her students and colleagues.

Pamela Crume

January 22, 2013

To know Carolyn was to love her! She had such a dynamic personality and was caring and supportive in so many ways. I am forever grateful to her for the many words of wisdom she shared and, I will never forget her contagious laugh. She was a wonderful colleague and friend. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Kathy Grey

January 21, 2013

Carolyn was a kind and passionate social worker and educator. She was taken far to soon. Rest in peace Carolyn.
Kathy Grey, MSW

Jennifer Ross

January 19, 2013

Carolyn inspired all of us to engage in the practise of social work with both our hearts and minds. She will be missed.

Maureen Kremers

January 18, 2013

Wonderful friend and supporter - always there when you needed her. I'll miss you Carolyn.

Maureen Kremers
Upper First Alto
Seattle Women's Chorus

Brenda Gonzalez

January 18, 2013

Caroyln was such an inspiring Professor during my MSW journey. I enjoyed her, her wealth of knowledge and love for this profession. She will be missed.

Tanis Mowbray

January 17, 2013

I will be forever greatfulm to Carolyn for her genuine concern and perserverence in fighting to place me with the Snoqualmie tribe. The placement turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of my career.without her caring attitude and diligence my outcome would have been very different! I remain active with my community thru my work with the Snoqualmie"s thanks to her... I liked calling her EWU's" Virgina Satire" I loved her,will miss her and can only say I was blessed to have her in my life!!

barbara lancaster

January 17, 2013

Carolyn exhibited social work principals throughout my encounters with her. Her gift with story-telling, humor, and empathy remain in my memory.Thank you, Carolyn! You are missed!