The angels came and escorted Alma Blanche Hutton to heaven on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the age of 97 years, nine months and nine days.
Alma was born on April 19, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Blanche Keith Bacher. She grew up in Braman, where she attended school. After graduation, she took nurse’s training at Ponca City Hospital, where she received a diploma in nursing. Following graduation she began working at the old Blackwell Hospital. She also worked for a short time at Ponca City Hospital.
She married Harold Raymond Hutton on Dec. 6, 1941, the day before Pearl Harbor was bombed. When Harold was deployed as a medic in the Marines, she began working for Dr. L. H. Becker as a nurse in his clinic. After three years and Harold’s return from the Pacific in World War II, she became a homemaker caring for her family of five children.
When Harold became the owner of Hutton Drug, she worked as the bookkeeper for more than 10 years until they retired from the pharmacy. Following retirement they enjoyed traveling, playing the occasional golf game and playing pitch with their “pitch club.” Her pastime at home was working crossword puzzles and watching game shows, showing her knowledge as she competed with the television contestants. Her real passion in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren, as she had a great love and pride for her family.
She served as president of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association Auxiliary from 1967-68. She was a member of First Christian Church and taught Sunday School in her younger years. She was also a lifetime member of Top of Oklahoma Historical Society and Blackwell Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her five children, Harold Hutton and wife Carol, of Norman, Danny Hutton and wife Glenda, of Bowling Green, Ky., Dennis Hutton and wife Becky, of Blackwell, Eddie Hutton and wife Kathy, of Edmond and Betty Laughlin and husband Larry, of Blackwell; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and two sisters, Perdita Ebert and Helen Cooper.
A service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at First Christian Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Jeff Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Blackwell Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Patrick Hutton, Eric Hutton, Aaron Hutton, Nicholas Hutton, Alex Hutton and Henry “Butch” Zaborowski.
A memorial has been established in her honor with Hospice of North Central Oklahoma in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.
On-line condolences can be made at www.robertsandsonfh.com.