Bill Hudson, a Los Alamos man who was responsible for founding at least three Los Alamos institutions, passed this weekend. He was 90 years old.
Though many have said his involvement in the community had a lot to do with making the “civilian” side of Los Alamos into the town it is today, he was humble about it.
In August, Hudson penned an open letter to the community thanking Los Alamos for giving him a lot as well.
“I want to say ‘thank you Los Alamos’ for being such a wonderful community with your awareness of the importance of learning, intellectualism, the fine arts, athletics, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, (Los Alamos) Little League, the county fair and for encouraging our young horse enthusiasts,” he said in his letter. “...I thank you for being the community you are. It is wonderful to have been a part of it all.”
According to the man himself, he was involved in starting at least two athletic programs in Los Alamos as well as a credit union for teachers.
He was one of the founding members of the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, which was started with a little more than $300 60 years ago. Today, the credit union has about $16 million in assets and 1100 members, as well as its own credit card.