Summarized by Rosemary Pollock
L. Hutchings, artist, author, church leader
Modesto CA Bee 20Jun99 L5
. Hutchings, artist, author, church leader
Internationally renown artist, author, and church leader, LaVere
Hutchings, 8l, of Jamestown died Thursday at Sonora Community Hospital.
Mr. Hutchings authored many books and magazines on art and art
techniques. He taught art classes at his Hutchings Gallery in
Jamestown. It was here that he served as a high priest group leader and
high coucilman for many years. He was insturmental in the establishment
of the Groveland branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Mr. Hutchings was a native of Lewisville, Idaho before attending Utah
State University and Brigham Young University. He graduated from Idaho
State College in 1940 and served in the Armed Forces Institute in Manila
during World War II. He later continued his education at the Chouinard
Art Institute in Los Angeles and studied at the Art Students League of
New York and John Pike's Watercolor School at Woodstock, N.Y.
He served as head of the Teton Peaks Council of the Boy Scouts of
America in Idaho. He was also a member of Toastmasters, past president
of the Kiwanis Club in Idaho Falls and a member of the Lions Club.
Survived by his 4 children, l3 grandchildren and several
great-grandchildren services were held at the Sonora Chapel of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday. Internment is at
Rosehill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.