Obituary

Yvonne Baker Hutchison

Glenda Yvonne Baker Hutchison, age 89, of Farmington, Arkansas, died Thursday, March 21, 2024. Born April 4, 1934, in West Fork, Arkansas, she was the daughter of William Edgar Baker and Arizona (Zona) Richardson Baker. She lived to be just two weeks shy of her 90th birthday.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by her devoted husband of 55 years, Dale O. Hutchison, by her brothers Buford Baker and Vic Baker, and by beloved daughter Vicki Bedford.

She's survived by her sister Connie Freriks and by brothers Norman "Bud" Baker and Randall Baker (and wife Joyce). She is also survived by daughter Colette Schenewerk and her husband, Philip; by son Russell D. Hutchison; and by son-in-law Jack D. Bedford. Grandchildren include Kate Quadrizius (and husband, James), Laura Reynolds, Suzanne Schenewerk, Brynn Hutchison, and Will Hutchison. And she is survived by four great-grandchildren and many (many!) nieces and nephews. 

Yvonne showed early talent on piano and had a natural gift for harmony. She learned to read music but could play effortlessly by ear. Throughout the decades, she served as church pianist, sang at weddings and funerals, and lent her alto to choirs and small ensembles.

After spending her children's early years at home, she ventured into employment as a bookkeeper. She gained a real estate license and worked for several years in that field. But by far, her longest employment stint was at the UofA, where for 27 years, she served as secretary to the director of the University of Arkansas Police Department. And all the while, she maintained a happy home and marriage, assisted her husband Dale in countless cheerful ways, and served others in the church and community. 

Outgoing and friendly with everyone, she nevertheless counted some friends especially dear. There were school chums, sisters-in-law, neighbors, and ladies from church that she befriended for a lifetime. In her seventies, then a widow, Yvonne enjoyed the company of friend Roy English. They took drives, attended church, talked by phone, and enjoyed many meals together.

In her final 15 months, with health concerns increasing, Yvonne became a resident at Katherine's Place at Wedington, and there made even more friends. Her love of people and her trust in Christ were apparent throughout her life. 
     
Funeral service 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Main Street Baptist in Farmington. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Main Street Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Main Street Baptist Church in Farmington
Visitation
Visitation information unavailable.
Final Resting Place
Farmington Cemetery
South, Row 03 60, Space 230
General

Apr 4, 1934

Mar 21, 2024

90

Tributes

This was one of the good ones, always took time to visit with people. She love to share family history with all of the younger members of the family. She will be missed very much. Sending prayers to the family and God,bless to you all.
Roger Hulse Family - Family
so sorry to hear of lvonne passing you have my deepest symapty I knew Dal & Yvonne and family at CHurch may theLord comfort the family I knew when we worked at the unversity of arkansas Tillman & Dora Tabor
Tillman Tabor - friend
I Pray you and your family have peace in this difficult time. Love you brother
Bo Jones - Friend
Yvonne was such a beautiful person inside and out. I always loved talking to her at church. I was blessed that my daughter-in-law Jessica was one of her caregivers as well. Your family is in our prayers!
Carolyn Beeks-Rex - Friend
Miss Yvonne you will be missed you and Dale was like Family to to me Billy -Teresia-and Tommy Wilson I Remember When I painted your cat orange when y’all lived in the house in Farmington next door to my mom and dad you will always you will always have a special place in my heart love Billy you was like my 2 mom love you Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson - Friend
So sorry for your loss. She had a great impact on my life as a child. Some of my childhood memories include Yvonne and Dale. I still have recordings of music she was playing and singing. Love and prayers for you all.
Deanne Spears Drain - Friend
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Main Street Baptist Church in Farmington
Visitation
Visitation information unavailable.
Final Resting Place
Farmington Cemetery
South, Row 03 60, Space 230
General

Apr 4, 1934

Mar 21, 2024

90