Jan 252013

Michelle Ann “Shelly” Hutchins, 37, died in the very early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at home in Taylor following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 18 at Our Lady of The Snow Catholic Church in Snowflake. The concluding service and interment followed at the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1975, in Show Low to Eddie Clyde and Patricia Rosalita (Saiz) Hutchins.
Shelly loved to work with kids and she made it her life’s goal to serve their needs. She was director for Carousel Day Care & Pre-School in Snowflake for many years. In fact, she began working there at the tender age of 16. She was a gifted teacher in Special Education and was always a reliable strength to those she worked with. Shelly truly had a sweet way of working with her little friends and anyone who knew her would say, “She was great with kids!” 

She was a wonderful mother to her children and they were the greatest gifts of her life. She loved to spend as much time with them as she could and always enjoyed being the one that they called “Mom.”
Shelly, too, always had a deep appreciation for her parents, as well as her sister and brothers, and nieces and nephews. Some of the happiest times spent with her family were spent fishing and camping with them. They always had a blast on their expeditions together.
She also was a “great cook,” and will always be remembered for her delicious cheesecakes, birthday cakes and tacos.
Another of Shelly’s talents could be found on the dance floor. She could always make others smile when-ever they watched her ballerina dance steps or watched her tap dance. She was very good and taught many others to dance over the years.
Everyone who had the privilege to know her will miss her a great deal, but they are so grateful for the spe-cial times they’ve shared with her.
Survivors include her two children, Chaz Cardwell and Kegan Cardwell, both of Taylor; her parents, Eddie and Patricia Hutchins of Snowflake; two brothers, Michael (Shannon) Hutchins of Taylor and Mark (Janine) Hutchins of Meridian, Idaho; her sister, Gina (Trever) Willis of Taylor; her grandmother, Nellie Saiz of Snow-flake; her aunts and uncles, Pete Saiz, Pyllis (Larry) Chaves, Yvonne (Tino) Lopez, Kenny (Margie) Hutchins, Nancy Taylor, Helen Velasquez and Connie Trautwein; her nieces and nephews, Ryan Allen (Kristen DeSoto), Bentley Allen, Nicholas Allen, Matthew Hutchins, Katelyn “Katy Jo” Hutchins, Steven Hutchins, Shannon Willis, Shane Willis, Shad Willis, Madison Hutchins and Jessica Hutchins. 

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.