The Norman Transcript


June 20, 2013

Carla Marie (Kirkman) Hudson

NORMAN — Carla Marie (Kirkman) Hudson, 51, passed away in Oklahoma City on June 8, 2013. She was born Sept. 13, 1961, in Jacksonville, Fla., raised in Bedford, Ind., and spent the past 30 years making a home in Norman, where she worked as a dental lab technician.

Carla was known for having a mischievous sense of humor and loved to tease her family and friends with quick-witted jabs and playful stunts such as jumping out from around a corner to scare them. She made an art of extending take-out Chinese food containers to astronomical proportions. The holidays were special to Carla, particularly Christmas, because these were treasured opportunities to spend with those she held most dear. Carla had a heart of gold — those whom she befriended became a part of her extended family — and all knew they were loved.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents, Earl LaVerne and Barbara Ann (Martin) Kirkman and one brother, Kurtis L. Kirkman.

Carla is survived by her husband, Michael Hudson; three children, Brandy Martin, Barbara “Barbie” Held and Alexis Kirkman; six grandchildren, Adrian Martin, Joe Benard, Acacia Benard, Ny’Asia Benard, Luke Held and Eva Held; three brothers, Charles Kirkman, Joseph Kirkman and John Kirkman; two sisters, Mrs. Robert W. (Kathleen) Dalton and Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Parker; numerous nieces and nephews, friends old and new, and a dear personal friend, Darrell Goebel.

A memorial will be 2 p.m. today in Carla’s honor at Lakeview Baptist Church in Norman.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Norman Transcript, Thursday, June 20, 2013

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