Hudson Jay Terry

May 15, 2017 — Sept. 17, 2017

Hudson Jay Terry, (Huddy) age 4 months, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. He was born May 15, 2017, to Trevor Marion and Starley Dawn Nuckles Terry in St. George, Utah.

Huddy was a great baby. Starley said, “If all babies were this easy, I would have five more!”

Because of his sister Kennedy’s eating challenges, they prayed for a baby that would be a good eater, and he did not disappoint.  He never met a bottle he didn’t like, and he ate every two and a half hours.

Hudson was found on Thursday, September 14, 2017, not breathing during his nap. He was revived by first responders and life-flighted to UMC in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he received excellent care. After all efforts were made, his little body was unable to recover. The cause of death was determined to be SIDS. Hudson and his parents have made the heroic decision to be a life-saving organ donor.  Hudson’s gift will allow many other children to have the gift of life.

His smile and laugh were infectious and brought happiness to all who met him. His calm demeanor was welcomed and brought joy into all of our homes, and he will be greatly missed. Hudson’s family is comforted by their knowledge that families can be together forever. In this time of sorrow, Hudson’s parents feel peace knowing this trial was previously accepted, and it was his time to return to the arms of his loving Heavenly Father.

He is survived by his parents; sister Kennedy Zola Terry, age 3; grandparents Dave and Trisha Terry of Ivins, Utah, Marilyn Nickles of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dale and Debbie Nuckles of St George, Utah; aunts and uncles Trent (Mikell) Terry, Trista (Kris) Reber, Jessica (Colton) Fisher, McKenna (Chris) Coleman, Bailey (Rachel) Williams, Trevor (Stefanie) Nuckles and Jenna Williams. He is also survived by great grandparents, numerous extended family, cousins and friends.

The family would like to express love and gratitude to Mikell Terry, who loves Huddy like her own. They would like to formally thank first responders, special nurses (especially Kelsea and Yvonne) and all other medical professionals who gave such wonderful care to Hudson.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 10 a.m. at the Washington Stake Center, 466 E. Mangum Road, Washington, Utah.
  • There will be a viewing Friday, Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m. and prior to services from 9-9:45 a.m., both held at the chapel.
  • Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.
  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to to assist with Hudson’s medical care and funeral expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

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