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L. Hutchings, artist, author, church leader

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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 Saints.

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.

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