Obituary for Thelma Hutchison (Gibson)
At ten minutes past 8 pm on Sunday, July 23rd 2017, after 93 years, Thelma Mae Hutchison of Los Lunas, NM, was called by the Lord to join the Heavenly Host. There she met those who preceded her, to include: her father and mother, Max and Lola Gibson of Fort Sumner, infant son, Harold Edward Hutchison, infant grandson, Eugene “Trey” Hutchison III, grandson, Rodney G. Hutchison of Los Lunas, brothers, Bud and Maxie Gibson also of Fort Sumner, and the father-in-law she never got to meet, Tyson Hutchison. Thelma and her husband, Eugene C. Hutchison, would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on August 2nd.Thelma and Gene started their journey together in Fort Sumner with a blind date that eventually led them down to the altar to be husband and wife. During their 69 years together, they faced much of what a married couple could face—the good times and bad, the heights of joy with the birth of six children, and the depths of sorrow in losing one as an infant. They moved around New Mexico, living in Fort Sumner, Portales, Dora, and Clovis before spending several years in Albuquerque. They moved to Los Lunas in 1966 where Thelma stayed at home to raise her children and take care of the home. Both of them attended the Los Lunas First Baptist Church, where Thelma served as a Deacon’s wife, taught Sunday School, and was the director for the Women’s Missionary Union for many years. Known to close friends and family members as “Bugs,” it was often said that if she wasn’t at home with the children, she was at the church. Thelma loved to dance, especially to the tune of “Put Your Little Foot,” and she loved to crochet. In later years, she and Gene also loved to travel with the Good Sam’s Club, from whom they received the coveted Golden Halo Award. Thelma is survived by her loving husband, Eugene Hutchison, her two sisters, Geneva Harrison and Mary Ellen (Shorty) Weston of Albuquerque, her oldest son, Carl Hutchison and his wife, Jan of Montell, Texas, Glen Hutchison and his wife, Kathy of Bosque Farms, Kathy Anderson and her husband, Scott of Albuquerque, Audrey Belcher and her husband, Alan of Dora, and Joe Hutchison of Los Lunas. From her children, Thelma is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. All of those she left behind arise to call her blessed (Proverbs 31:28). If you wish to bid a fond farewell to Thelma, her memorial service will be held at the Los Lunas First Baptist Church on Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 am. Funeral service will be conducted by Noblin Funeral Home the next day at 11:00 am, at which time the family will lay Thelma to rest in Fort Sumner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Gideons, the Baptist Children’s Home, and/or Kindred Hospice of Albuquerque. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992.