Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61


Rita Faye Bortness Hudson, 61, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away peacefully, in the care of her family and the staff at the Delaware Hospice Center, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Vulga, S.D., to the late Oliver Bortness and Shirley Pedersen Bortness.

Hudson honorably served her country in the U.S. Navy. She moved to Delaware in 1981. Hudson enjoyed crafts, crossword puzzles, computer games (especially Candy Crush) and spending time with her grandchildren, who were a big part of her life.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 21 years, Victor Gene Hudson of Bridgeville, Del.; a son, Steven Telthoester and his wife, Samantha, of Seaford, Del.; a brother, Tom Bortness of Mandan, N.D.; three sisters, Helen Campo of Jordan, Minn., Patricia Peterson and her husband, Dave, also of Jordan, Minn., and Sandra Vasques of Savage, Minn.; six grandchildren, Devin, Tristen, Romy, Madison, Chase and Nathaniel; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral service was scheduled for June 1, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home, with burial and military honors at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, both in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.