"You will be missed to the moon and back"
Billie LaMae Hutchison was born May 14, 1953 in Hayden Colorado. Raised in Craig Colorado, Portland Oregon, and resided in Grand Junction thereafter.
She passed away in her sleep September 3, 2017 in the loving care of her husband.
Survived by husband James J. Hutchison, two sons: Ace Jay Hutchison and Hod Dean Hutchison (Juanita); four grandchildren: Austin Hutchison, Annabelle Hutchison, Maddison Hutchison, Kia Hutchison: and most recent addition, new great grandbaby Emma Hutchison. Also, her mother Lillian A. Etcheverry and step-father Martin Etcheverry; step-mother Marilyn Hayes; three sisters: Lily A. Price (John), Willie L. Hilgenfeld (Robert), and Lola L. Roberson (Eddie). Honorary grand dog Sassy. Proceeded in death her father: Larry Dean Hayes and her beloved in-laws Hod and Hazel Hutchison.
Billie was a devoted wife and loving mother that focused her ambitions on her family; she put her family above all. As a wife, she devoted all of her heart to the man she loved and adored. She promoted individuality, knowledge, and respect while she and her husband raised their two loving sons.
She was a homemaker until her children started school. Billie worked hard in any position she held, but the position she enjoyed the most was performing as sales specialist at RHS, which she recently retired from.
An artist that not only loved to paint, she was a self-taught seamstress, craftswoman, and hobbyist of many fabulous treasures, which she bestowed on those she loved.
Grandma Nana cooked specialties for each grandchild, showered them with attention in times of need, and loved each of them in her own special way.
With her big brown eyes, she was known for her wonderful smile, cunning wit, and infectious laugh.
Billie was known as the family matriarch, not only was she the oldest of four girls, she was the oldest of all her cousins on each side of her family. As this was her upbringing, she was known to wear many hats including amazing sister, friend, and fellow to all those around her.
Extraordinaire who will be missed and loved "to the moon and back" by all that knew her.
Services will take place at 2:00pm Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Brown's Cremation and Funeral Home chapel located at 904 N 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO. A memorial dinner will follow with location to be announced at services.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to HopeWest are appreciated.