T. Roy Hudson, 77, editor of the Salt Lake Tribune's Sunday magazine for 25 years, died Dec. 9, 1990, at his Salt Lake County home after a long illness.

He first the joined the Tribune in 1936, working in various areas before becoming editor of the "Farm, Home and Garden" magazine in 1953. He remained in that position until retiring in 1978.Mr. Hudson also enjoyed poetry and drama and was a charter member of Utah Westerners, a historical organization.

He was born in England, emigrating in 1928 with his family to Provo, where he graduated from Provo High School and received a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Hudson worked for the U.S. Cadastral Survey from 1935 to 1936 and the BYU Publicity Bureau before joining the Tribune. In 1949 he became city editor of the Salt Lake Telegram. He left the newspaper in 1950 to study at Stanford University, where he received a master's degree in journalism.

He returned to the Telegram in 1951 as assistant city editor; moved to the Tribune-Telegram magazine and became its editor in 1952; and was drafted in the Army in 1943, serving in Europe during World War II. He was president of the first Utah chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity, and was a candidate in 1962 for the Granite School Board. He also was president of the board of the Newspaper Employees Credit Union.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Wasatch Lawn Mortuary chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive, where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.