Lina H. Dudley

1920 ~ 2020

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On Thursday, November 12th, we said Adios to our beautiful and amazing mother, Lina Dudley, who passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by love. Lina was born in Calama Chile March 22, 1920 and after she moved to Potrerillos, she met and married the love of her life, Thomas Dudley. Together they raised their family in northern Chile, until 1971, when Tom was transferred with his job as a mining engineer for Andes Copper Mining Company, to Salt Lake City. Lina loved to travel and she and Tom visited Cuba in the early 50’s, they were on board the first night flight between Chile and Peru, she sailed from New York to northern Chile on the Grace ships several times, she witnessed the launch of the Space Shuttle from Cape Canaveral in 2001, and traveled to Europe with friends and family. Lina was an avid golfer, bridge player, and artist. She also belonged to the WAAIME, where she made lifelong friends as well as the Tertulias group, where she gathered with close friends on a regular basis to practice their Spanish. Lina is survived by her daughter Beth (Bessie) Murphy, her son Tom Dudley, many loving nieces and nephews in the US and Chile, and her three grandchildren in Iowa.

Lina is preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Elisa, sisters Olga, Hilda, Julia and Norma, husband Tom and daughter Mary Jane.

We would like to thank the staff of Quality Hospice, Julie, Sally, Ruth, Mike and especially Alexis, for taking such great care of our Mother over the last 3 years.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no services will be held. There will be a celebration of life for Lina in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Salt Lake City Shriner’s Hospital for Children -


Tan linda siempre; nunca la olvidare a ella, su sonrisa, el modo que le gustaban postres (este es para Tommy) y su risa. Que gran vida tuvo y fue placer conocerla por 30 de sus 100 .

Que descanse en paz con su Tom y Janey

- cece Holt

Queridos Bessie y Tommy, nuestro cariño y mejores recuerdos de tía Lina. Su partida plácida esperamos los reconforte y que su vida que recorrió un siglo los vaya acompañando siempre. Un gran abrazo de Consuelo, Antonio y Claudia

- Claudia Sutulov

Bessie and Tommy, know you are hurting and missing Tia Lina. Death is hard, but we have to look at it as their journey home to other loved ones. Hopefully, she did not suffer before leaving you. She had a good life and a LONG one. Boy, Bessie, you got hit with the genes for longevity-her and Grandma both very old. I had not seen my Tia Lina in many years, but remember how much I loved her and liked being around her when we were younger. I looked forward to your yearly trips to the States. She brought me that puzzle ring from Peru one year. I was so proud of it and then one of my kids took it apart and I couldn't get it back together. Also a beautiful red and black sweater of llama wool that I took from Mom and wore through high school. I still can hear her telling me "don't make faces like that, you will freeze that way" if i cried. Tommy, we were probably closer in high school, too, when you were at Farragut's and we pen palled. I always felt bad for you to have to go away to school and not be with family. I didn't know Janie that well as she was younger than me-heck, only one of us cousins older was Tommy T. Bessie, I still haven't figured out why two Bette(Y)s and an Elizabeth. Mom said Grandma wanted that name. Grandpa's mom was an Elizabeth-maybe there. I love you both and will keep you in prayers . Bette

- Bette D Trahan