Monte Ray Hutchings, age 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, September 18, 2017
at the Beaver Valley Hospital in Beaver, Utah. He was born on June 28, 1937 in Beaver, Utah to Raymond and Louise
Hutchings. He grew up in Beaver where he graduated High School in the Class of 1955. His life would then be
uprooted when he decided to spread his wings and head to Southern California where he started dating the love
of his life Brenda “White” Hutchings. A year and a half later they were married on July 25, 1958.
He worked as a farmer in Southern California and then after completing his training became a general contractor, later moving
his family back to his roots in Beaver. Monte is responsible for a large portion of construction in Beaver County;
He either built or remodeled most of the homes and businesses currently standing in Beaver today. You can’t take
a turn in this little town without seeing some of his handy work and craftsmanship. He wrapped up his career
working as the maintenance supervisor for the county jail where he was revered for his kindness to not only
staff but inmates as well.
In his earlier years he served in the JC’s working to help grow and promote the local
rodeo and horse track. He was a horseman, marksman, hunter and friend. Some of his hobbies included building
rifles, reloading and knife sharpening. He was well known for making quick witted smart-alecky remarks; he was
always the life of the party in any arena. His humor, smile and charisma will be sorely missed by many.
The joy of his life was family; he excelled at being a husband, father and grandfather. He loved teasing and joking each
and every one of them, no one was exempt from his love. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Brenda White
Hutchings; daughters - Terrie (Gene) Gatza, Sherrie Martin; mother - Louise Martin Hutchings; brother - Martin (Vicki)
Hutchings; sister - Karen (Gene) Lund; 5 grandchildren - Brittany, Clay, Daniel, Sara and Cori; 12 great
grandchildren - Donovan, Abriauna, Brayson, Waylon, Chloe, Savanna, Brielle, Landon, Presley, Paisly, Asher
and Wyatt. He is preceded in death by: Raymond Hutchings (father), Iretta McMullin (sister), Gary Henrie
(son-in-law) and Ellis Martin (son-in-law).
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the LDS 3rd Ward Chapel located
at 220 N Main Street in Beaver, Utah. A viewing will be held prior from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the church. Interment
will be at the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made