Cedaredge resident Ira Joseph Hutchinson died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at his home. He was 87.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the True Life Church (formerly Cedaredge Assembly of God), with Pastor Bob Hillyer officiating.
Mr. Hutchinson was born in Detroit, Mich., April 28, 1930, to Joseph and Claira (Snyder) Hutchinson. He spent his childhood in Detroit and in Denver.
On Aug. 5, 1951, he married Shirley Craighead in Denver.
He was a custom home builder and enjoyed woodworking, making furniture, camping and traveling. He was a member of True Life Church in Cedaredge.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Hutchinson of Cedaredge; son, Lee Hutchinson of Cedaredge; daughter, Judy Hutchinson (Ron Wood) of Louisburg, Kan.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Leona Dale.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
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Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.