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Charles A. Hutto

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

June 23, 1919-Nov. 27, 2004

SWEET HOME, Ore. -- Charles A. "Charlie" Hutto, 85, of Sweet Home, Ore., died Nov. 27, 2004, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

He was born June 23, 1919, in Fromberg, Mont., to Charles L. and Dora E. (Colyer) Hutto.

Mr. Hutto grew up in Brooks, Ore., and graduated from Gervais High School in 1937. He was president of his senior class. He received a scholarship to Oregon State University because of high academic achievement, but he joined the Navy instead in 1938.

Mr. Hutto was aboard his cruiser, the USS St. Louis, when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He sustained a shrapnel wound to the head but was treated by a medic and continued in his military capacity all over the South Pacific and in the Aleutians.

Mr. Hutto returned to shore duty stationed at Naval Headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., in the Paymasters Division.

He received an honorable medical discharge in 1945 after developing severe ulcers.

Mr. Hutto worked for the Bank of America in San Francisco and First National Bank in McCook. He worked for First National Bank of San Jose, Calif., in the auditing department for 25 years. He retired from this bank, now called Bank of the West, in 1978.

With his wife, Dorothy, and son, Lance, he moved to Sweet Home 26 years ago.

Mr. Hutto loved working in the woods and cutting wood on his own forest property. He was an avid rock hound. When he lived in San Jose, he held an office all of the many years he was a member of the San Jose Rockhound Club. He also loved to play golf and pinochle and country-western music. He loved being with his family.

Mr. Hutto is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Clark) Hutto; son, Lance and wife, Tana, of Sweet Home; three grandchildren; son, Tom, from a previous marriage; two great-grandsons; sisters-in-law, Edith Morley of Salem, Ore., Jean Wiggs of California, Garland Welch of California and Carolyn Oliviares of New Hampshire; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at a future time.

The Workman and Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.