Burton Hutchinson

May 22, 2013 Staff

Burton Hutchinson died Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 84 years old.

Funeral services with veteran rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Wyoming Indian High School with Harrison and Arlen Shoyo officiating. An evening service will be 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Wyoming Indian High School, and a wake and Native American Church service will be at the family residence, 360 Blue Sky Highway, Ethete. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery in Ethete.

Burton Hutchinson was born May 15, 1929, in Concho, Okla., the son of the late Judson Hutchinson and Josephine Iron Tyler.

He was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. He attended Mill Creek School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., and served in the Korean War. He worked for CHR, was a heavy equipment operator for the BIA, served nine terms on the Arapaho Council, served on the Wyoming Indian school board, was a member of the Native American Church, was a spiritual adviser, was chosen for prayers and cedaring at sacred sites, went to Gurnsey Boot Camp to speak to soldiers, spoke to students at the University of Wyoming and was a school grandpa

His family said he was a WWE wresting fan and enjoyed socializing at the casino.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hutchinson; daughters Martina Teton Garcia, Melva and Mervene Brown, Nova Janis, Mary Trumbull, Casandra and Cori Duran, Diane and Francinda WallowingBull and Mary Harlan; sons Burton Darrell Hutchinson Jr., Steve SunRhodes Sr., George Leonard, Fred WallowingBull and Thomas Goggles; adopted sons Dickie Ortez and Clyde Behan; sisters Ada Brown Burgess and Arlene Brown; brothers Delmar Duran Sr. and Felix Groesbeck Sr.; adopted daughters Maxine Trosper, Cheryl Hebah, Georgie Crawford, Suzanna Oldman, Tammy Reed, Sara Robinson, Lynette St. Clair, Lester Edmo, Molly O'Neal, Susan Nichols, Janice Jim, Lauri Tolado, Rosella Moss, Anita Currier, Francis and Lupe Blackburn, Jane Dewey, and Sandy and Angela Brown; grandchildren Maggie Rosetta, Darrell III, Alberta, Mardell and Earl Hutchinson; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Becky Hutchinson; son Sonny Hutchinson; sister Mary Valdez; brother Earl Hutchinson; grandparents Cromwell and Maggie Iron and Eulla Washington Pardash; and grandchildren Kenneth John Whiteman and George Wallowing Bull IV.

Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.

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