Official Obituary of

Galen Otis Hutchison, Jr.

December 6, 1937 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Galen Hutchison, Jr. Obituary


Galen Otis Hutchison, Jr, age 86, passed away Monday, March 11, 2024, at Mountain View Center in Rutland.

Galen was born in Middlebury on December 6, 1937. He was the son of Galen and Kathleen (MacCall) Hutchison, Sr. He grew up on Wagner Road in Forest Dale and received his early education in local schools. He graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1955. He afterwards attended Paul Smith College and earned his degree from the University of Vermont. Upon graduation he worked for U.V.M. in Forestry Research. He has been a consultant in forestry management for many years, retiring in 2000. He and his family had lived in Bakersfield for several years before returning to the Brandon area. He was a member of the Leicester Church of the Nazarene, where he has been involved in many church affairs and activities. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid reader and loved making maple syrup and working in his garden.

Surviving is his son; Andrew Hutchison and his wife Donna of Leicester and a daughter; Wendy Cijka and her husband Stephen of Hubbardton, two grandchildren; Emma Cijka of Shoreham and Joseph Cijka of Hubbardton. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by his wife; Sally (Sargent) Hutchison; whom he married in Forest Dale on January 29, 1959 and a sister; Laura Slattery.

Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 5 until 7 PM.

The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held on March 23, 2024, at 11 AM, at the Leicester Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Michael Vincent will officiate.

Following the service the family will receive friends, in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Leicester Church of The Nazarene, 39 Windy Knoll Lane, Leicester, VT 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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