Vance R. Hutchinson, of Payson, died Dec. 16, 2006. He was 79.
He was born in Central City, Neb., on Dec. 11, 1927. He joined the Navy in 1944 and spent most of his life in California before moving to Payson in 1999.
His career was in sales/promotion. He recently retired from the Payson Unified School District, where he was a bus driver. He was a pilot, avid reader, traveler, and crossword puzzle enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife Kay, daughter Jillayne Hutchinson of Palm Springs, Calif., and son Randy Hutchinson of Pear Blossom, Calif. Other survivors are his sister, Marilyn Giorgetti, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Donations can be made to the RTA Hospice Foundation, 107 Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.