George Andrew Hutton, 94, passed away of natural causes on July 5, 2020 in Lacey, Washington. He had been a resident of Panorama City for more than 22 years. George was born April 21, 1926, to Walter C. and Lucille Hutton in Anaheim, California. Over the years, he also lived in Corvallis, Oregon, and Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
George graduated from North Hollywood High School, completed Petroleum Technology at Long Beach City College, earned his AA Degree at Cerritos College in Orange County, California, and a diploma in Commercial Photography from Davidson’s Institute of Photography in Burbank, California.
He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ozark from February 28, 1944 to May 14, 1946, in the Pacific during WWII, including one horrific night spent on Iwo Jima after his landing craft was destroyed.
George married Margaret Stewart on June 1, 1946, in North Hollywood, and it became a 74-year love story.
Professionally, George worked for Pacific Airmotive in California, El Paso Natural Gas Co., Southern California Gas Co and THUMS Long Beach Oil Co.
He loved photography, amateur radio, computers, books and playing pool. He taught computer classes and helped others solve computer problems. He was a member of Friends of the Lacey Library, where he received a Lifetime Membership Award for his work as Book Sales Manager.
George is survived by his wife, Margaret A. Hutton; daughter, Judy A. Sullivan of Springfield, Virginia; two grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, James A. Hutton; granddaughter, Jennifer Sullivan; and brother, Lloyd A. Hutton.
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