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Carolyn L. Hutchins

Sunday, March 29, 1942
Friday, February 24, 2023
Moscow ID

Carolyn L. Hutchins at the age of 80, died peacefully on February 24, 2023 in Bellingham, WA with the love of her life, Earl, by her side. She was born in Moscow, ID on March 29,1942 to Fred and Ruth (Buckingham) Helton. She was predeceased by her parents (and stepfathers Braslin, Clark and Hamilton) and her brother Richard Braslin (Ann). She is survived by her husband Earl, brother William Clark (Linda), her sons Geoffrey Hutchins (Jennifer), Greggory Hutchins (MaryBeth), and her daughters Cassandra Henrikson (Rik), Samantha Mann (Ken), seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Carolyn and Earl grew up in Denver, CO with their paths crossing several times from elementary school to high school, the first formal introduction being in a high school geometry class. They were married May 7,1960, (62 years). They raised their children in Denver, where she worked as a Dental office manager, and then moved to Bellingham, WA in 1986. In Bellingham she discovered her passion for quilting, collecting fabric and vintage aprons. As an expression of love, she created beautiful quilts for special life events for family and friends around the world. Carolyn also enjoyed traveling and was able to live in Japan for two years and spent time traveling in the UK, Germany and France. The family would like to thank all who helped with her care during her battle with Lewy Body Dementia. The passion of care and love she and the family received will never be forgotten. In memory of Carolyn, please give a donation of support, time and funds to a charity of your choice or consider PeaceHealth Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225.

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Submitted by Nicki Lenssen on

Dearest Carolyn 
Samantha has been my closest friend since 1989! Carolyn was my second mom and grandma to my daughter Isabelle. She shared her passion for quilting with me and always was supportive. She shaped my life with her humor and support. She will be missed, but deserves to be at peace. 

Submitted by Peggy Wepprecht on

Carolyn was a dear friend. She Earl became like family when they moved to Bellingham. A special memory is always sharing pizza on Friday night. And our trip to White Rock many years ago to celebrate Fred s Birthday at a Greek Restaurant. The highlight was the belly dancer . Carolyn's will always have a place in my heart ❤️

Submitted by Suzanne M. Stei... on

Casey has been a dear freind since 1978 when we were in the 7th grade.  The times I spent with her family during my middle school years through high school are forever embedded in my mind.  From the time I was eatting dinner with them that included spaghetti, and I cut up my pasta with a knife, much to their horror!  Throughout the years it has been my honor to have known Carolyn both as I was growing up and through  my friendship with Casey.  

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