Wednesday, January 26, 2011; 11:32 PM
Elaine Hutchinson, 94, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and
the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church, died of vascular disease Jan.
13 at Riderwood Village retirement community in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Hutchinson moved to Riderwood Village from College Park about 10 years ago.
She was a past member of University United Methodist Church in College Park, where
she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and attended Bible study group. In recent
years, she attended Riderwood Village Church.
Elaine Essex was born in Washington and grew up in Chevy Chase. She graduated in
1933 from Western High School, then spent several years as an executive assistant
with the Army Department.
Her husband of 50 years, J. Edwin Hutchinson, died in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce Hutchinson of Silver Spring and Kenneth Hutchinson
of Glenwood, Md.; two sisters, her identical twin, Lillian Chapman of Media, Pa., and
Vivien Mitchell of Chevy Chase; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
- Adam Bernstein