2017-10-19 / Obituaries

Michael Hutchings

Michael (Mike) Hutchings, a 49 year resident of Raymond, Calif., lifelong cowboy, devoted husband and father, passed away unexpectedly while working cattle on Oct. 8, 2017 at the age of 75.

Mike was born on Jan. 31, 1942, in Merced, Calif., and attended Mariposa County High School. Mike served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

After serving in the Army, Mike began working for the Raymond Granite Quarry and then joined the Madera County Road Department where, after 34 years, he retired as District Foreman. Through all of this Mike continued his life-long passion as a cowboy where he was part of the CCA, PRCA and ACTRA Association as a champion saddle bronc, bareback rider and champion team roper.

After retirement, Mike followed his passion for ranching and continued raising cattle in the area. Mike also served on the Raymond Knowles Elementary School board and was a director on the Madera County Cattleman’s Association.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Hutchings and Wilda LaCava; and brother, Robin Hutchings.

Mike is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Hutchings; his children, Tricia LeCureux and husband David of Colorado, Charlie Hutchings and wife Autumn of Mariposa; nephew Spencer Hutchings and wife Monique of Idaho; sister Patrica Hutchings; brothers, Dannye (wife Leslie), Warren (wife Doreen) and Tim (wife Patty) Hutchings; many nieces and nephews and the most recent light of his life, granddaughters Ashley, Kelsie, Aspen, Kylee and Mesa.

A Celebration of Life was held in Raymond with no further services to follow.

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