Donald Frederick Hutchinson was born on July 17th, 1932 and met his Lord and Savior on July 8th, 2021 in the early morning hours. He graduated from Granite High School. He served in the Military and was stationed in France. He was also a member of the National Guard. He had a love for airplanes and flying. He flew with the Civil Air Patrol on many search and rescues. He even built his very own plane. Some of his hobbies included bowling where he was in a league for many years. He was also well known for his comradery at the Great Salt Lake where he was a long-time member of the Yacht Club. He loved racing his sailboat with his two sons Joe and Mitch. He was a mechanic and machinist by trade and worked for the City of Salt Lake. The thing everyone will remember most are all the great stories that he shared. He had an impeccable memory and a knack for details. He attended Lifeline Community Church where he formed some very close friendships.
He is survived by his four children, Kathy (Danny) Jensen, Norma Allred, Joseph, and Mitchell. 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren with another on the way. His siblings Marie, Jim, Maxine, and Ida Rae.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Carma, Son in law Ron Allred; siblings, Harold, Ivie, Melvin, Olive, Wanda, and Wilford.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 16th at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Memorial Redwood Estates 6500 South Redwood Road West Jordan, Utah 84123. There will be a visitation for friends and family one-hour prior. Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Estates.
I got the chance to become acquainted with Donald by calling him from the Senior Center. He had so many great stories! He talked about Metropolis in Nevada and the early days of Salt Lake.
I will miss him. My condolences to his family.