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Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to our mom, Marjorie, by adding your memories and photos.

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My Mother and I “It is going on 2 years. people say it gets easier, it don't. I miss you no less than I did then, I miss you more every day. I wish I could take a...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Barbi Riley - hampton, VA

“Hi Ma, It is the beginning of Spring again, and going on a year real soon. I miss you so very much and wish I could visit you. I know I talk to you...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Barbi - Providence forge, VA

“hey ma, thanks for my FIRST biker movie in MALLETS BAY,VT!! I remember the animals loured into the garage in georgia..i remember how you used to...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: wally - williamsburg, VA - son

amazing woman “im so sorry it took me so long to get on here. im not sure what to say except thank you everyone for all the sweet memories. i guess seeing this is...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Barbi Riley - providence forge, VA

“Beautiful! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Edwina Turner

“One of my favorite pictures of my mom ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Edwina Turner - VA - daughter

“Grandma, I still cant believe that your gone! I always believed that you would be here with me for eternity. I miss you so much! I have soo many...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Tiffanee - Grand daughter

“Dear Slim, Joe, Wally, Barbie, Eddy, and Family:Our collective hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time. Aunt Ruth, as the matriarch of...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Carrie, Diane, Robin and Eileen - VT

“If I don't write, will it bring you back? I didn't think so... I look back and wonder why our paths crossed and it causes me to think of all the...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Rita & Darrell Carey and family (Ella, Jack, Alexandrew, & Nina) - MO

“Eddy, Ken, Kaitlyn, Kent, Austin, Slim, Barbie, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Ruth was such a wonderful person. I remember her...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Colleen Fitzgerald - Odessa, FL

“I still can't believe you gone! I remember when we would go with you to Joe's house and had Kimchi for the first time. I remember going with you, my...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dawnette Nosworthy - VA - Niece

“Aunt Ruth, I remember when you lived out at the bay in Vermont I was 6 and chuck was 7 and some kid picked on him and I beat him up and you got...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: vicki virgin - Newport News, VA

My Sister and I at my daughter's birthday party.We must have been looking at all the kids. “To my dear sister, ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley E. Thayer - Newport News, VA

“Mom, I miss you so much. I love you more than anything and will cherish the memories we had! You were an amazing woman and I hope to carry that on! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Edwina Turner - Daughter

“Ruth was an amazing women, that she was a very Strong women, she had a good heart, and she loved her husband and children very much... Ruth has...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kenneth Therrien & Lisa Windsor - FL

Marjorie Ruth Hutchins, 80, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012. Marjorie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, born on March 28, 1932 in Portege le Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. She was known for being a woman with a big heart and a strong will for life. Marjorie was an avid bingo player and enjoyed traveling. She was simply an amazing woman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Merrill; her sons, Joseph Hutchins (Mihee) and Merrill W. Hutchins II; her daughters, Ruth Barbara Riley and Edwina Dawn Turner (Kenneth); her grandchildren, Shirley Adkins, James Hutchins, Ian Nickerson, Krystle Hutchins, Natasha Hutchins, Tomoko Hutchins, Bobby Gill, Tiffanee Gill, Brian Riley, Ricky Riley, Kaitlyn Turner, Kenneth and Austin Turner; her sisters, Shirley Thayer and Eleanor Garley; her brother, Jack Johnston; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Bombardier and Lucy Hutchins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 11 from 6 – 8 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. A Funeral Mass will be said at St. Bede Catholic Church on Thursday, April 12 at 9 AM. Online condolences may be expressed at