Longtime Soldotna resident Dawn Patricia Hutchings died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the Heritage Place in Soldotna after a long battle with cancer. She was 40.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at College Heights Baptist Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Pastor Scott Coffman will officiate. A reception will follow at the church.
Mrs. Hutchings was born Aug. 6, 1964, in Marrero, La., to Thomas and Patricia Johnson. She moved to Soldotna in April 1969, where she was raised and graduated from Wings Christian Academy. She met her husband, Paul Hutchings, and they were married Feb. 14, 1986. Mrs. Hutchings was self-employed and owned and operated Quality Body and Paint in Soldotna for a number of years. She was a member of the College Heights Baptist Church.
"Dawn was a devoted house wife. She enjoyed nutrition, fitness and loved to play basketball in school, where she received many awards. Later in life Dawn enjoyed spending time with her father-in-law and kids," her family said.
"Devoted, daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, Dawn was always living life to its fullest and could always make the best out of any situation. She was a very kind and generous soul. Dawn was devoted to her church family and, most of all, God. To everyone who knew her, she will be remembered as beautiful, loving and kind. We will miss you and never forget you. We love you."
Mrs. Hutchings is survived by her parents, Thomas and Patricia Johnson of Soldotna; brother, Thomas Johnson Jr. of Soldotna; husband of 18 years, Paul Hutchings of Soldotna; sons, Stephen, Logan and Keaton Hutchings, all of Soldotna; stepdaughters, Tamara, Amy, Amanda and Kristine Hutchings, all of North Kenai; stepgrandchildren, Matthew and Rhiley Jeffreys, both of North Kenai; grandmother, Margaret Crochet of New Orleans, La.; and father-in-law, Leon Hutchings of Phoenix.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Hutchings' memory to Heritage Place, 232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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