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Funeral services for Karma Kay (Hudson) Malson was at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at Gage High School Auditorium in Gage. Burial was at the Gage Memorial Cemetery in Gage. Arrangements were by Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral Service in Shattuck.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hammon Assembly of God Building Fund and the Gage First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Karma Kay (Hudson) Malson was born on May 29, 1945 in Borger, Tex. Her mother Gladys (Stewart) Sipe was staying with relatives, and her father, Grant Sipe, was serving in Germany at the time of her birth. She grew up on a farm near Gage.

When she was nine, her father was injured in an accident becoming disabled for a time. Her mother and brother went to work making the household duties her responsibility. She was forced to become a “big girl” overnight.

Following graduation from Gage High School in 1963, she attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford. She received her BS degree in Elementary Education in 1967.

Karma married Richard Hudson in 1967. The highlight of Karma’s life was the birth of her son Clay in 1971, in Ft. Worth, Tex.

Karma’s teaching duties began in El Reno. Her second teaching assignment took her to a government operated school on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon. She taught three years in a private school in Ft. Worth, Tex. And six years at John R. Rice Baptist Academy in Flint, Mich. Karma taught 18 years in Shattuck, and four years at Laverne. At school, her students not only learned the 3 R’s but were taught Christian principles by the examples Karma applied in life.

To help preserve special memories for students and their families, she used simple projects such as plaster hand prints and Christmas ornaments. She truly felt that each child was precious and wanted to make their school experience special. The lessons she deemed most important were those of love and understanding.

As a Christian, Karma radiated with energy and sparkled with joy.

She was saved and baptized at the age of 12 at the old Liberty Baptist Church south of Fargo. Later, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Gage where she was her happiest as Sunday school teacher and during the children’s story. In recent years, Karma and Roy attended the Assembly of God Church in Hammon.

Karma married Roy Malson on February 28, 1994. Roy was employed by the Laverne Public Schools, where Karma joined him in 1999. Karma continued her education receiving a Masters in Reading, an Administrative certificate and the National Board Certification. She was a superb teacher.

Her motto in life was “be kind - everyone is fighting their own secret battle.” In her battle with cancer, she again taught us all. She displayed courage and love, with no bitterness and a strengthened resolve and faith.

Karma passed from this live on May 2, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, with family members at her bedside. She was just days shy of her 59th birthday - to quote Paul Harvey “Most of us live longer - but then most of us need to.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and Gladys Sipe.

Karma is survived by her husband Roy, of the home in Shattuck, her son Clay Hudson of Jaroso, Col., her stepson , Rodney Malson and wife Jody of Sayre, her stepdaughter Lorri Moore and husband Larry of Hammon, her brother Kenneth Sipe of Gage, mother-in-law Bonnie Malson of Hammon, six grandchildren, brother and sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, other family and many, many, many friends.

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