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Thomas David Hutchinson


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Thomas David Hutchinson Obituary
TOM HUTCHINSON

Thomas David Hutchinson (Tom), 54, of Durham, CA, passed away Jan. 28, 2011. He was born April 19, 1956 in Chico, CA.

Tom graduated from Salinas High School in 1974 and married Wilma K. Skillin on August 25, 1984. Tom and Kathy made their home in Durham, CA. Tom attended Butte Community College & Chico State University. He was employed by California Water Service Company of Chico for over 25 years.

Tom was a member of the Butte County Sheriff's Search & Rescue for over 20 years. He was also a member of the National Association for Search & Rescue, Divers Alert Network, International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists, Diving Accident Response Team, Durham Exchange Club, Chico Elks Lodge, and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, diving, working in the yard, spending time with his family and friends, and helping other people.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy and beloved sons, Brent (Christin) Hutchinson and Brian (Betsy) Hutchinson; his mother, Joan Maria; brother, Chuck (Mandy) Hutchinson; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Sara Skillin; brother-in-law, Rick Skillin; granddaughter, Emilee and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel in Chico and a graveside service will follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. A reception will take place after the burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Butte County Search & Rescue or the Durham Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Tom online at nbcfh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 2, 2011
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