First son of Hetty and Alex, born 21 March 1922 at Napier.
on 18 August 1945 at Hastings.
Five children, all born at Hastings:
Michael Dudley John born 3 July 1946. Died 26 July 1946.
Carol Lois born 15 January 1948. Married Phillip George SPRAGG at Stratford 13 May 1972.
Sharon Rosemary born 26 July 1950. Married Terrence Kevin (Terry) BROWN at Woodville.
They had four children, all born at Palmerston North:
Duncan and Angus, born 4 August 1981
Hayden David born 27 April 1985
Fiona Rosemary born 28 January 1988
Beryl Ann born 19 May 1952. Married John Ernest OLIVER at Hastings.
They had two children:
Michael John, born 6 August 1974 at Rotorua.
Michael married Heidi VINCENT at Taradale, 27 January 2006. Their daughter Charlotte was born July 2008.
Stuart James born 13 February1976 at Hastings
Martin Dudley born 14 May 1962, Hastings. Married Suzanne Eveline (Sue) DIXON at Woodville.
Sue had a daughter Daynna Eveline born 7 September 1908.
Daynna and partner Craig have three children:
Mya born September 2000
Twins Chloe and Teagan born February 2002.
Martin and Sue had two children:
Steven Royce born Palmerston North 30 June 1987.
Melissa Sue, born at Pahiatua 2 November 1989.
When Dudley left school, he joined de Pelichet McLeod as a clerk.
June and Dudley lived with Dudley's parents at Twyford after they married , then in a flat adjoining June's HEARD grandparent's home in Southampton St, Hastings.
They moved to the first home they owned in Mona St, Hastings in 1950. In 1952, They bought a farmlet in Tollemache Rd, East, Hastings and milked cows while Dudley continued his employment with de Pelichet McLeod..
Animals always featured in the family life-Jersey cows,hens,cats, Australian terrier dogs,pigs pet lambs.
In 1958 they sold that and moved to Twyford Road, to take up full time farming and work for Trevor Fourneau.
In 1962, when Martin was just 4 weeks old, they moved to Hastings Road, Mangatoki, Taranaki, to work for Lindsay Morgan.
At the end of 1963, they moved to 15 Nelson St, Waipukurau and Dudley became Grocery Manager fffor Dalgety Loan.
At the end of 1969, they bought a farmlet in Masterton Road, a few miles south of Woodville.
in 1997, they moved to 39 Gordon St, Woodville, where June still lives.
The LEAN Family, August 1998, Sharon, Carol,Dudley,Martin, June and Beryl. This was taken the day Dudley received
his New Zealand RSA Merit Award.
Dudley died at Palmerston North 10 December 2000.
His eulogy was written by Carol and Martin and read by Cedric HEARD.
Dudley's grave at RSA Cemetery,