Marillyn (“Lynn”) McAdam Hudson, 94, of River Forest, died on Dec. 26, 2020. Born in Chicago on Jan. 11, 1926, she moved as a toddler with her parents Claude and Ella, and brothers Jack and Bob Knuepfer to River Forest and became a lifetime resident. Growing up she was an accomplished dancer. She graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School, attended DePauw University, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She was married to Bob McAdam in 1950 until his death in 1994, and was married to Burt Hudson from 1998 until he died in 2012.

Dedicated to service and volunteering, she was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, where she served as an Elder and a member of the Committee for Accessibility. For decades she volunteered at West Suburban Hospital and served two separate terms as president of the WSH Auxiliary. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and troop leader for Girl Scouts, and was involved with the Infant Welfare Society and the Economy Shop, among others. 

She and her husband Bob were members of the Oak Park Country Club and the River Forest Tennis Club where she played tennis into her 80s.

A part-time resident of Fontana, Wisconsin for 40 years, she enjoyed travel, was a bridge player extraordinaire, loved nature, wildlife and dogs, but she was most passionate about her family and her faith.

Lynn was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert C. McAdam and R. Burton Hudson. She was the mother of Rob (Sandy), Scott (Veronika) and Carol; the grandmother of Melissa (Ryan) Orr, Amanda (Andy) Huntington, Scott (Brittany), Mike, Jessica, Jennifer and Tim (Emily); great-grandmother of Madelyn, Harper, Dawson, Parker, Beckham and Chase; grand-dog of Hunter; step-great grandmother of Blair and Wells; and aunt and friend to many.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the future, at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of River Forest or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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