On July 24, 1959, 55 years ago, Derv and Wanda Hudgens were married in Cleburne, Texas. Wanda graduated from the Baylor School of Dental Hygiene, and Derv graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Services, El Centro College, with an Associates in Arts in Business, Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, and an MBA from Webster University. They were the owners of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home for 27 years. Wanda still works as a dental hygienist at the practice of Dr. Hawk, DDS, and Derv has recently retired. Both are members of First Baptist Church in Denton and are active in their department, acting as Sunday school teachers.
Together they have two daughters, Kim Burton, of Denton, and Tamera Crawford, of Houston. They also have four grandchildren, Richard, Kimberly, Benjamin, and Natalee, as well as two great-granddaughters, Allison and Payton.
They have recently returned from an anniversary trip to Germany.