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Elizabeth Frances Hutchinson

February 22, 1918 November 15, 2009
Elizabeth Frances Hutchinson
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Beth Hutchinson passed this life on November 15, 2009 in Denton, Texas. She was born Elizabeth Frances Cain on February 22, 1918 in Eldorado, Oklahoma to Ephraim Howard and Frances Isabelle (Julius) Cain. Beth was one of four children born to this union.
Her father was fatally injured in an electrical accident at the old Gyp Mill. Beth"s mother, Frances "Ma", opened a boarding house in Eldorado to support her family. She later married Josh Carter and they had one son Don; they owned and operated a caf" in Eldorado for a number of years. Beth and her sisters worked in the family business while attending high school.
Beth graduated from Eldorado High School in 1937. She then attended college in Mangum, Oklahoma before going to work for The Eldorado Courier. On June 11, 1942 Beth married William Howard "Bill" Hutchinson in Altus. Bill was the local druggist and owned Hutchinson Drug until his death in 1996.
Beth and Bill were extremely close to Beth"s three older nieces, Darcie, Donnie and Denise Fowler. Denise, the youngest of the three girls lived with them for five years. After eight years of marriage the Hutchinson household welcomed their own daughter, Rebecca Ann. Two years later their family was completed with the arrival of Virginia "Ginger" Cecille.
Beth was born several generations too soon. She was liberated before the world knew about Women"s Lib. Well versed in politics, she kept the post office hopping with her letters to the editor; many of which were published in the Daily Oklahoman and the Altus Times. Beth eventually began her own column, Beth"s Beat, featured weekly in The Eldorado Courier.
Beth loved the music of the thirties and forties. She often entertained her children"s friends by singing Blues or dancing the Charleston. Frank "Ol" Blue Eyes" Sinatra was one of her favorites.
Beth was an active member of the Methodist Church and was involved in many school and civic projects.
The Hutchinson home was always a place of refuge for teenagers. Beth welcomed all into her home and made them feel a part of the family.
After the girls left for college, Beth spent more time at the drug store helping Bill. She assisted Bill in providing his service to this community. Hutchinson Drug was the mainstay of Eldorado and Main Street.
Following Bill"s death in September 1996, the business closed. Beth continued with her writing which included music, poems and children"s stories. She and the kids did some traveling and spent quality time together.
In July 2003 Beth suffered a stroke and her life changed forever. It was then that she had to leave the town and community where she had made her life and move to Denton, Texas to be with her daughters.
Beth resided in their care until April of this year when she moved to a nursing home. Her children and grandchildren by her side daily, she succumbed this life knowing that she was loved and appreciated.
Beth was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Don Carter; her sister, Katherine Fowler; her son-in-law, Bill Mulkey; her husband, Bill, and her brother, Commie Cain.
Beth leaves her spirit to live on in her daughters; Dr. Rebecca Julius, Ginger Easter
and her husband, Doug, all of Denton, TX ; her grandchildren, Ryan Turner, his wife, Stephanie and their son Liam of Austin, TX, Tara Mulkey, Eulass, TX and Alayna Lane and her husband, Perry, of Denton, TX.; one sister, Eph Ella "Jinx" Glasgow, Santa Cruz, CA; four nieces; three nephews and many more family and friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at the Methodist Church in Eldorado. Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell "Tims Funeral Home of Eldorado
Family visitation is scheduled "".

10:00 AM

First Methodist Church Eldarado Church

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