Marilyn Hutton

April 23, 1933-July 23, 2020

Marilyn Kidder Hutton

was born April 23, 1933,

in Towner, ND, to Arlene

and Merle Kidder. Mari-

lyn passed away in Wheat

Ridge, Colorado, on July

23, 2020.

After graduating from

Towner High School, she

attended Trinity Nursing

School where she graduat-ed as a Registered nurse.

After graduation, her

hometown love, Buddy

Hutton, asked her to mar-

ry him. They started their

marriage in Houston, Tex-

as, where Bud served in

the Air Force. That is

where Marilyn started her

career as a nurse. The Air

Force soon took Marilyn

and Bud to Denver,

Colorado. They welcomed

their first born,

Alice-Arlene “Tudy” Hut-

ton Krom while stationed

at Fitzsimons base in

Denver, Colorado.

At the end of Bud’s

career in the Air Force, he

and Marilyn decided to

come back home to raise

their family and start a

business. They purchased

the Towner Lumber Yard

and sold move-away

homes. During this time,

they had two more chil-

dren, Mark and Marilee.

They sold the lumberyard

in 1971 and purchased

TH Vickars Company in

1969. This became Hutton


Marilyn was active in

the Zion Lutheran Sunday

School program, Red

Hats, Darners, and Girl

Scouts. Her passion for

caring for people and

sharing her light with all

is one of the many ways

that she will be remem-


Her children, brother

and beloved nieces and

nephews survive her:

Daughter, Alice-Arlene

“Tudy” Krom and hus-

band Tom Krom, Stras-

burg, CO. Son, Mark Hut-

ton and his wife June Hut-

ton, Springdale, AR.

Daughter, Marilee Hutton

Clark, Lakewood, CO. Her

Grandchildren, Kristi

Spanier and husband

Cody Spanier, Matt Krom

and wife Daley Krom,

Kaylee Kloster and hus-

band Nick Kloster, Abby

Hutton and Isabella Clark.

Her great-grandchildren,

Zephaniah and Zeplin

Krom and Ely and Maryn

Spanier. Her brother Fay

Kidder and wife Pat

Kidder, Lynwood, WA.

Preceded in death: Hus-

band, Burton “Bud” Hut-

ton. Parents, Arlene and

Merle Kidder.

Funeral services will be

held at the Towner Park at

10 a.m. on Saturday, Au-

gust 1st, with fellowship

and lunch immediately

following the service. Pas-

tor Linda Wimmer, offici-


Burial will be at 1:00

p.m. at Union Cemetery,


Please be cognizant of

the COVID-19 require-

ments for social distanc-

ing, hand hygiene prac-

tices and a facial covering

is advised.

Online condolences:


(Anderson Funeral Home,


In lieu of flowers,

please celebrate Marilyn’s

life by donating to one of

the two organizations.

Zion Lutheran Church

Sunday School or the Un-

ion Cemetery Fund

Attn. Karen Hjlemstead

Box 221

Towner, ND 58788