Edward Richard Hutton was born July 8, 1954 at St. Martin’s Hospital in Tonasket to Lorin “Bub” and Chrissy Hutton.
Ed went to school in Tonasket and graduated from Tonasket High School in 1973. He was active in football, track and FFA. He attended WVC and EWU, playing college football for both. Ed was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, the Catholic Church and the American Quarter Horse Association. Ed began his career at the Tonasket U.S. Forest Service in 1978 as a firefighter and was the crew boss of a 20-man firefighting crew. He worked as a dispatcher for both the Okanogan and Wenatchee USFS. Ed retired from the USFS in 2009 after 31 years of employment.
As a young man Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, golf and just being in the woods. He was skilled with the computer and “techy” things. His sarcasm and dry sense of humor will be missed. He raised papered quarter horses, Ed said “it was something to keep the old man busy” (Dad).
He is survived by his dad, Bub, at home in Ellisforde; brothers: Lorin of Tonasket and John of Ellisforde; sisters: Cindy (Greg) Lawson of Loomis, Sandy (Bob) Brown of Omak and Sally Hutton of Tonasket; nephews: Brent Martinez, BJ Brown and Joey Brown of Omak, Chad Edwards of Tonasket; nieces: Shelli Martinez (fianc&#233; Palauni MaSun) of Omak, Rachel (Ian) Woodrow of Okanogan, Kristy Brown of Omak and Alicia Edwards of Tonasket; great nephews: Kyan, Shia and Maks Woodrow of Okanogan; aunts: Mary “Babe” Nicholson of Ellisforde, Tiny Breiler of Omak and Ellen Abeita of Nespelem; numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Chrissy and four sisters.
Rosary was recited Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was said Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. with inurnment following at the Ellisforde Catholic Cemetery.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.