Steven William Hutchison, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, principal, teacher and coach, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, surrounded by family in Dillon, Mont.
Steve was born April 7, 1955, in Idaho Falls to Harvey and Priscilla Hutchison. He was raised on the family farm in Mud Lake, Idaho, and attended West Jefferson High School in nearby Terreton. While at West Jefferson, Steve was a standout linebacker and lineman on the football team.
He later attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a degree in education. Steve would later get his master's degree in education administration at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Steve met the love of his life, Pauline, in 1979, while teaching in Deaver, Wyo. The pair later wedded in the spring of 1980. Together, they would raise two sons, Adam and Douglas; both currently reside in Dillon, Mont. Over the years, Steve and Pauline have shared many memorable teaching opportunities, camping trips and motorcycle journeys through a marriage that spanned nearly 33 years.
Steve changed the lives of many teachers and students at 11 different school districts throughout Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada, through a 36-year teaching and administration career. He also worked for Step-Up to Writing, a nationally recognized program that trains teachers to utilize better techniques while teaching students to write.
During his teaching and administration tenure, Steve was also a respected athletic director, basketball, football and track coach, going to numerous state tournaments with several different schools.
Through Steve's life, he loved being in the outdoors the most. He has hunted destinations both far and wide, including Africa and Alaska. However, Steve preferred spending time in the Nevada backcountry, chasing mule deer bucks with his sons. He was also an upland bird hunting and fly fishing enthusiast, and enjoyed hunting rocky crags for chukar partridge and fishing the numerous streams of the Rocky Mountain West.
Steve is survived by his wife, Pauline Hutchison of Wamsutter, Wyo.; his sons, Adam (Chelsey) and Douglas (Lacey) Hutchison; brothers, Fred (Helen) and David (Wanita) Hutchison; sister, Sally Hutchison; grandchildren, Beau Reynolds, Raylee Hutchison and Behra Hutchison; nephews, Christopher Hutchison, William Hutchison and Timothy Hutchison; and nieces, Alisha Beverly, Michelle Puccinelli and Shauna Goodman.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 29, at Birch Creek, Steve's favorite fishing spot located south of Leadore, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a scholarship fund for Steve's students at Desert School in Wamsutter, Wyo. They can be sent to: Pauline Hutchison, P.O. Box 57, Wamsutter, WY 82336.