MaryJane Hall Hutto
1931 - 2019
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MaryJane Hall Hutto

March 13, 1931 - November 13, 2019

On November 13, MaryJane Hall Hutto, age 88, of Grand Junction, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. A service and celebration of life was held at Monument Presbyterian Church on November 20.

MaryJane was born in Inlet, NY, to Harry and Madeline Hall. She received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where she met Francis B. Hutto, Jr. They married in 1952 and started a family in New Jersey, before moving to Colorado in 1972.

MaryJane received a master's degree in early childhood education. She was instrumental in founding several preschools in the Grand Valley and was a strong advocate for at risk children and families. She was also very active with First Presbyterian and Monument Presbyterian Churches, and has played a strong leadership role in establishing local Stephens Ministries, a Christian organization offering support to those who are facing crisis in life. She enjoyed music, being outdoors in all seasons, feeding people and spending time with family.

She is survived by her brother, John P. Hall; husband, Francis B. Hutto Jr.; children, Frank (Holly), Haider (Izumi), Madeline (Henry), Roger (Patty), Nancy, Ellen, and Amy; grandchildren, Boone (Nikki), Emily, Franklin (Rachel), Tanner (Maggie), Luke, and Andy (Charissa); great-grandchildren, Bryce, Hunter, Aspen, MaryJane, Aizlynn, Harmon, Don-Roger, Quinn, and Riot.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in MaryJane's name to Joyful Journey Preschool, 2020 1/2 South Broadway, GJ 81507.

To those who knew MaryJane, she personified unconditional love and patience through her deep Christian faith. She was a wonderful listener and offered kind words and encouragement to everyone she encountered. With her warm smile and easy laughter she brightened the world around her. She has left a void in our hearts.

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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 28, 2019.
Celebration of Life
10:00 AM
Monument Presbyterian Church
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December 5, 2019
I am crushed! Thank you Amy, for sending me a note letting me know and for the letter your mother wrote. I talked to her several times over the last few years especially to tell her about my mom. She was such a gem. I received a letter from her dated Nov 9th. She always wrote such beautiful letters. She had come across my folks wedding invitation while cleaning her desk. I intended to call her. Please know my sisters and I are thinking of all of you. Would appreciate your contact info! Laura (daughter of Marge and John Backus)
Laura Hoffman
November 18, 2019
Madeline and family, we are so sorry to hear about Mary Jane. She was a gracious and caring woman and are grateful to have known her and spend time with her. We especially cherish the time we spent together camping in Alaska with her and Francis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Love,
Jim and Kathy Deal
Jim and Kathy Deal
November 18, 2019
MaryJane made an immediate, positive, impression on all who met her. I will miss seeing her in water aerobics classes. I will miss our little after class talks even more.
May flights of angels carry you to a better place.❤
Laura Wachler
November 17, 2019
She will be greatly missed by so many . Love Donna
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