Mrs. Irene P. Hutchison, age 88, of East Bucktooth Run Road, Town of Salamanca, died early Saturday morning, June 11, 2011, following a long illness.
Born August 15, 1922, in Salamanca, New York, she was the daughter of the late Loren and Pearl Luce Field. She was married April 30, 1952, in Killbuck, New York, to the late Robert Hutchison, who predeceased her in 1977.
Mrs. Hutchison served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. She was attached to the Medical Corp. as a Registered Nurse, serving in the Pacific Theater. She had been stationed in Iwo Jima and Saipan. She was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Service Plaque.
She had been employed at the Olean General Hospital in the OBGYN Department for over 35 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting. She enjoyed flea markets and antiquing. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and she will always be remembered for her strong faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Rhonda (Barry) Ellison, Leander, TX, Rae (Fred) Light, East Bucktooth Rd, Salamanca, NY; three sons, Robert Hutchison Jr., Victoria, TX, Rodney Hutchison Sr., West Bucktooth Rd, Salamanca, NY, Randall Hutchison, Salamanca, NY; one sister, Myrtle Blackmon, Killbuck, NY; and a brother, Dana Field, Zephyr Hills, FL; 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Rhonda Lee Field and Margaret Blackmon; one brother, Maurice Field; and a daughter Kathryn Budzinski.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, on Monday, June 13, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Pastor William McNeil, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
The family suggests memorials to Homecare & Hospice, or Meals on Wheels.
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