Michael A Hutchings July 24, 1950 - November 23, 2021

Michael A Hutchings, beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly November 23, 2021, at the age of 71, in Payson, Utah. He was born July 24, 1950, in Spanish Fork.

He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1968. While in high school, he played trumpet in a dance band, “the Touracos.”  His senior year, he met his sweetheart, Christine Wilson, while they both were playing in the orchestra for Springville’s production of The Sound of Music. He attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City and BYU.  He served in the Brazil North mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1969-1971.  Following his mission, Mike and Chris were married for time and all eternity in the Manti Utah Temple.

Mike worked as a house painter, for the railroad, and for Amfac Electric before starting work as a letter carrier at the US Post Office.  He retired from the Provo Post Office in 2018, after 40 years of service.

He enjoyed doing family history work and was an avid reader. He also loved working with his dad restoring their antique cars.

He served many years in Scouting, both as Cubmaster and Scoutmaster.

He loved being a grandpa and going on adventures with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Christine, of Payson; his mother, Mary Lou Hutchings, of Spanish Fork; and his children: Tammy Hutchings, of Spanish Fork; Angie (Keanen) Farr, of Brigham City; Mike (Elizabeth) Hutchings, of Lehi; and Traci (Danny) Anderson, of Springville; and 10 grandchildren. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Robert A. Hutchings, of Spanish Fork.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Payson Park Ward Church, 274 South Main Street, Payson (across from Memorial Park). Viewings will be Sunday evening, November 28, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, UT; and on Monday at the church, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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Visitation

Sunday, November 28, 2021

6-8 PM

Walker Funeral Home

587 South 100 West, Payson, UT 84651

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Visitation

Monday, November 29, 2021

9:30-10:30 AM

Park Ward Church

274 South Main Street, Payson, Utah

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 29, 2021

11:00 AM

Park Ward Church

274 South Main Street, Payson, Utah

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Interment

Monday, November 29, 2021

Spanish Fork  City Cemetery

420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, UT

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Condolences(25)

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    Judy Atwood Stanton says

    Mike was always so polite and kind, and a true gentleman. My condolences and prayers Christine and your family.

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. We greatly appreciate your thoughts about Mike.

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    Steven Banks says

    I sure liked Mike very friendly and kind my condolences to the family. So sorry to hear that Mike passed away.

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you for your comments. It is very appreciated

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    Glenda pino says

    Mike always had a smile, and a kind words for everyone, that he met
    I am so blessed to have
    Have been an AUNT to him and his wife, my niece Christine

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      Christine Hutchingsgs says

      Aunt Glenda, Thank you. Mike was always fond of you and your family.

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    Casillas Family says

    Since the day me and my family moved in next door 23 Years ago, Mike was always so nice and welcoming. It’s heartbreaking to know he is gone. Our biggest condolences to Chris and her kids, sending our love and prayers there way.

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you so much for your kind expressions. Mike loves you guys and we have enjoyed being your neighbors all these years. You are the best!

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    Jean Beck says

    Christine and Family, you are in my thoughts and Prayers. Sending my
    love to all of you. Your Aunt Clara Jean Beck

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you Aunt Jean, we love you.

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        Karlynn Sharp says

        Hutch was such a joy to work with, he will truly be missed!
        So sorry to his family for your loss

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    Colleen Harker says

    Mike was our mailman and he was so sweet! He was beloved by our whole neighborhood. Condolences, the world lost a kind soul.

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you for your kind words. Mike loved the people on his mail route, he thought of you all as family.

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    Mary Pletsch says

    Mike was such a kind and thoughtful man. He was our mail carrier, and he always went above and beyond the duty. We send our condolences to the family.

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Thank you so much. We really appreciate it.

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    Edna Wilson says

    Mike was always so kind and caring. Every time when family got together for a family meal he would always say hi and ask how I’m doing . I really did appreciate it. So sorry for his wife Christine and kids and all for all you must be going through! It’s not easy or fun. We will keep you in our prayers and wishing you comfort and peace and all you need😇

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      Christine Hutchings says

      Oh Thank you Edna, you are so sweet! We love you!

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    Debbie Thompson says

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of our favorite mailman. Mike was so genuine and compassionate. He always took interest in us and talked with us. He helped my dad when he fell and hurt his head on the driveway. He brought my son’s mission call to the door instead of the mailbox because he knew he was anxiously waiting for it. He took special interest in my daughter and granddaughter when she was a single parent. He was our true, neighborhood friend. He will be greatly missed.

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      Nancy Jones says

      I am so sad about Mike’s passing. He was a very good man, husband, father. My heart aches for Chris and her lovely family. They are the salt of the earth. Prayers for you all to find comfort and peace in your knowledge of the gospel and God’s love for you.

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    Dave Huff says

    Dear Christine and family, my heart aches for all of you. I have so very many wonderful and meaningful memories of Mike and our experiences together. He was a wonderful friend and a great trumpet player. He had a way of making friends with everyone he associated with. I loved him. May you all find comfort in the knowledge of the gospel at this difficult time.

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    Judy Spencer says

    Dear Christine and Family,
    My heart hurts for you with this tremendous loss.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless and bring you comfort.

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    Nancy Jones says

    I am so sad about the passing of Mike. He was a very good man, husband, father and grandfather. My heart aches for you Chris and your lovely family. They are the salt of the earth. Prayers for you all to be comforted with peace in your knowledge of the gospel and God’s love for you. Love you! God Bless.

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    Donna S. Johnson says

    Chris and family, I am so sorry to see the obituary of Mike. My heart goes out to you and I am sending hugs, prayers, and lots of heartfelt sympathy. Mike was always so nice to everyone. May God bless you with peace and comfort as you remember all the wonderful years together!

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    Tracy Herrick Henderson says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May you feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs!

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    Jim Brookes says

    I was sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I enjoyed his friendship working with him at the Provo Post Office. In the 30 years I worked with him I never heard him speak ill of anyone. He was a pleasure to be around and work with. My prayers are with Christine and your children. I’m sorry I missed the funeral I just heard about it tonight.

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