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Brian James Dudgeon

July 25, 1955 ~ December 8, 2022 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Brian James Dudgeon (67) passed away December 8th, 2022 in Mesa, AZ due to complications following a heart procedure.

Brian was born in Seattle, WA to Earl Dudgeon and Maxine (Gaston) Dudgeon. He graduated from Sammamish High School in 1973 and then went on to earn his bachelor's degree, masters degree, and Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

He began his successful career as an Occupational Therapist at Seattle Children's Hospital. Brian moved to the University of Washington in 1989 where he worked as an Associate Professor and researcher for more than two decades. He later served as the OT chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Other notable accomplishments included serving on university and statewide boards focused on accessibility advocacy. With over fifty publications and thousands of citations, Brian retired having spent his whole career dedicated to rehabilitation medicine.

In 1981, Brian married Cynthia Heald and together they raised two children, Scott Dudgeon and Alecia (Dudgeon) Zang. His love of family road trips, nature, and sports was ever present. In his later years, he loved to garden.

He is survived by his wife, son, his daughter, son-in-law, Matthew, and two grandsons, Caden and Easton. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Carole, three brothers, David, Steven, and Mark, their lovely spouses, and many nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held during the summer of 2023 in Washington State. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children foundation.

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