Lorin Lewis “Bub” Hutton died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at home in Ellisforde. He was born Aug. 4, 1926 to Peter and Alice (Courchaine) Hutton at the base of Whitestone Mountain.
Bub attended school until the eighth grade in Tonasket. He worked as a ranch hand for local ranchers; Lesamiz and Atwood, and rode at local rodeos with Joe Kelsey stock contractor.
Bub served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, and was stationed in New Jersey and Texas. He was honorably discharged a T-5 Corporal. He Married Chrissy Nicholson on June 23, 1949 in Okanogan. They were married for 54 years, until her death in 2003, and they had 10 children. He worked as a logging truck driver for Louie Jones and Duke Riehart, and then as a heavy equipment operator for the Okanogan County Road Dept., where he later retired from in 1988.
He was a member of the Catholic Church, American Quarter Horse Assoc. and a past member of the Operators Union. He loved animals, especially horses and rodeos. He was one of Okanogan Valley’s last old time cowboys.
Bub is survived by his sons: Lorin Jr. (Buster) and Rick Hayworth of Tonasket and John of Ellisforde; his daughters: Cindy and Greg Lawson of Loomis, Sandy and Bob Brown of Omak and Sally Hutton of Tonasket; grandsons: Brent Martinez and fianc&#233; Shawnee Bearcub of Omak, BJ and Joey Brown of Omak and Chad Edwards of Tonasket; granddaughters: Shelli Martinez and fianc&#233; Palauni MaSun of Omak, Kristy Brown of Omak, Rachel and Ian Woodrow of Okanogan and Alicia Edwards and fianc&#233; Luis Rivera of Tonasket; great grandsons: Kyan, Shia and Maks Woodrow of Okanogan; sisters-in-law: Ellen Abeita of Nespelem, Tiny Breiler of Omak and Babe Nicholson of Ellisforde; nephew, Rod Hutton and family of Republic; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Chrissy; four daughters: Deborah, Maria, Angel and Shelley; son, Ed; brother, Bud; sisters: Olive Marsau and Alice Alberta Hutton; and his parents, Peter and Alice.
He will be greatly missed. His story telling, humor, quick wit and funny sayings will never be forgotten.
A rosary was said Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 and Mass was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tonasket with Father Jake Morton officiating. Inurnment followed at the Ellisforde Catholic Cemetery, with military honors by the Tonasket American Legion.