Marcella Mae Hutchison
October 11, 1936—January 10, 2018
ROUND HILL – Marcella Mae Hutchison of Round Hill, Va., passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at the age of 81.
“Marcy” was born in 1936 in the small town of Louisville, Neb. to the late Otto and Elvira Heil of Industry, Pa. She grew up with her two brothers, Roland and (deceased) Robert, and one very close sister, Judy Robbins of Lincoln, Neb. Marcy graduated from Louisville High School in 1954 and was recognized as Miss Louisville at the Cass County Fair. Marcy married Norman Hutchison in 1955 in a small Lutheran Church on a country road south of Louisville. They moved to Lincoln shortly thereafter where Marcy went to work for the Railroad Commission in the State Capitol Building. Norm continued his studies at the University of Nebraska, and they had two children.
Marcy worked as an administrative manager for SAIC and various companies while supporting Norm in his career with the U.S. Geological Survey starting in Lincoln, moving to Austin, Texas, and then on to Northern Virginia. She volunteered her time for many years as a Girl Scout Leader in Falls Church, Va. serving with her best friend Helen Howard (deceased). Marcy and Norm lived in Northern Virginia for 55 years, the last 35 years of which were in western Loudoun County where they built a house on 12-acres in 1983 and she planted many trees over the years. From 1989 to 1996 they also lived overseas in Oman while Norm worked for a British consulting firm, and they got to see many cities of the world. Marcy was an avid reader, a skilled seamstress, and enjoyed traveling, raising flowers, and dining at local restaurants.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Norman Eugene Hutchison; her beloved daughters, Roberta Lea Hutchison of Naples, Fla. and Kathryn Ann Sweeney of Winnemucca, Nev.; along with Roberta’s husband, John Hartley and Kathryn’s husband, Bernie; and their three children, Winston Eugene, Lydia Ann and Elisabeth Ruth Fitzgerald as well as Winston’s wife, Melissa.
A private graveside ceremony was held Thursday, Jan. 18, at Hillsboro Cemetery followed by a celebration of her life at their home.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Virginia.
Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville, VA. Visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.