Linda Daw Hudson-In Memoriam
Linda Daw Hudson, our Corporate Secretary and Operating Partner of DAW'S Home Furnishings, Inc., passed away on December 19, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She worked at DAW'S loyally for over 40 years of her life and enjoyed learning the business in all of its aspects. Linda graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1977 with a BBA in Office Management and Teacher Certification, Loretto Academy in 1973, and St. Joseph’s Elementary. Once graduating from UTEP, she worked full-time in our family business.
Linda loved and supported the community she lived in, having served on many committees and boards during her life time. She was a member of the El Paso Catholic Diocese Foundation Board of Directors and the Sierra Providence Eastside Hospital Governing Board. Linda’s other civic activities include Past President of the Junior League of El Paso, Past President of the Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso, FBI Citizen’s Academy, Leadership El Paso, Executive Forum, and Sun Bowl Association. She was also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and served on the boards of Cathedral High School, Woman’s Club of El Paso, Independence House, Child Crisis Center and El Paso Center for the Deaf. Linda also served as a Catechism instructor at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. Linda was the eldest daughter in the Daw family.
As Linda once quoted, “There is so much satisfaction working with your family. We all started in the family business as children. Everything we have learned has come from our parents. We have lunch together everyday, share ideas, and have learned to appreciate being together. God is so good!”
Linda's bright smile and warm personality will be missed by all, especially her family and friends, as well as business acquaintances she made throughout the years. She was admired and respected for all of her accomplishments, personal and professional, and will not be forgotten. Linda was a shining star-in her family and friends, in her family's business, and in her community. She will truly be missed.