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Carl I. Hutchinson, Jr.

 

Carl I. Hutchinson, Jr., 81, of Saratoga, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2017, at the Saratoga Care Center. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born in Rawlins, March 3, 1936, to Carl, Sr., and Teresa (Wood) Hutchinson. He attended Saratoga schools prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy Seabees, serving 20 years of active duty including stints in Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan, plus three years in the reserves, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1976. In the Seabees he was a heavy equipment operator, a trade he learned while helping his father out on the Red Desert.

Following retirement from the Navy, he returned to Saratoga and was employed at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins for 15 years, served on the Saratoga Police Department nine years, and operated an antique and used furniture business for several years.

Upon again retiring he traveled extensively in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and California while spending his summers and falls in Saratoga fishing, hunting and camping.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga and Angus England Post 54, American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Esther of Saratoga; daughter Susan (Ken) Collamer of Saratoga, a sister Colleen (Ben) Scheierman of Sinclair, two grandsons, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, plus several step children and grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday morning, Sept. 2, in the Saratoga Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. Steven R. Niccolls of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga officiating. Special music was provided by Ken Collamer, Teense Willford and Esther Hutchinson.

Following the memorial service, family and friends gathered at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall for fellowship and a reception prepared by the Deacons.

Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be scatted at a later date at his favorite hunting place in the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Mountains.

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