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Ann Brown Hutchinson, 93, of Gloucester, Virginia, died on October 25, 2016, supported and surrounded by family and friends.

She was born September 19, 1923, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Ann taught music and English on both coasts to include work in Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas. In Gloucester, Ann taught English, always happy to give extra encouragement to students who may otherwise have lost their way. Throughout her professional life, Ann also maintained active involvement in the life of her community. Locally, she worked with the Gloucester Choral Society as both soloist and director. She was vocal tutor and music director for the Court House Players.

Following a long membership at Newington Baptist which included musical work with both children and adults, Ann and Myles joined First Presbyterian Church, where Ann was a deacon, choir member, handbell choir director, and director and member of the Women’s Ensemble. She was also active in the Tri-County Express, a music performance group. She was a member of The King’s Daughters and Sons.

Ann was also an active· military wife for more than 40 years in support of her husband, Colonel Myles Hutchinson. She worked with the Thrift Shop and Family Services in Arkansas. She directed music with “The Skylarks” in Ohio and with various chapel services throughout her life. She also supported the youth musicals and was president of the Officers’ Wives Club.

Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Myles R. Hutchinson.

She is survived by her daughters, Toni B. Rodgers and Page K. Hutchinson, and her sons, W. Michael Hutchinson and Brian K. Hutchinson (and his wife Susan) and Aldo Salgado Araya. She is also survived by her grandsons, Michael C. Hutchinson (Misty), Christopher J. Rodgers (Erika), Sean H. and Myles H. Kois, and Drew Hutchinson, and her granddaughter Maryah Harvey. Ann has seven great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Michael Jr., Chad, Mackenzie, Landon, Hayley, and the youngest, Taylor.

Ann would most like to be remembered for (her words) “my musical contribution to my community and to my Lord as well as my love of teaching both English and music.” In her final days, Ann was surrounded with an outpouring of love from her family and friends. Among Ann’s final thoughts was a tribute to her children: “A loving thanks to my four children for their support and care of me.”

The family especially wishes to thank Dr. David Alpert and the staff of Riverside Walter Reed Hospice of Gloucester and her caregivers Raquel, Elizabeth, Breana and Sheila for their attentiveness and compassionate care. A special thanks also goes to many friends who have given their love and support to Ann and the family.

Ann asked that memorial contributions be made to the following: First Presbyterian Church, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, The Court House Players, Bread for Life, or Riverside Hospice of Gloucester.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 3-4:30 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester.

Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, Va., is in charge of arrangements.