Arthur Hutchison


Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Soldotna resident Arthur Hutchison died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 84.

Memorial services were held Friday at the V.F.W. Post No. 10046 Hall in Soldotna.

Mr. Hutchison was born March 16, 1918, in Blackfoot, Idaho. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 26, 1942. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged Oct. 17, 1945. While in the military, he was a corporal for the 2496 Quartermaster Truck Co.

Mr. Hutchison worked as a mechanic in San Bernardino County, in Lancaster, Calif. He also had worked as a dairy farmer in Jerome, Idaho. He retired in 1979.

He moved to Alaska in June 1979 and resided in Soldotna. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 10046 and the AMVETS. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

"He was an honest, hardworking and loving husband and father. He was proud of his short but honorable tour of duty in the Army, serving in Morocco, Italy and North Africa," his family said.

Mr. Hutchison is survived by his wife, Virginia Hutchison of Soldotna; sons, Richard Jones of Porterville, Calif., and Robert Hutchison of Chatteroy, Wash.; daughters, Weslene Jacobson of Kelso, Wash., and Donna Burgman of Porterville; grandchildren, Karla Gilliam of Boulder, Colo., Tawni Jacobson of Kelso, Jennifer Reopelle of Chatteroy, Shawn Gililland of Porterville and Tamara Gililland of Boulder; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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