Myrtle Ruth (Fikes) Hutchison passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2013.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1930, to Estelle and Glover Fikes of Forest.

Myrtle married S. Lebrun Hutchison in 1951 after meeting him at Eastern Mississippi Community College in Decatur.

Myrtle then earned a degree in elementary education at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Myrtle taught at the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Philadelphia before moving to Albuquerque, N.M. in 1959 and then to Littleton, Colo. in 1963 where she taught second grade at Franklin Elementary until her retirement in 1980.

After retirement, Myrtle remained active in the Littleton United Methodist Church, Bega Australia Sister City Exchange, Friends of Littleton Library, Western Welcome Week, and other community organizations.

Myrtle and Lebrun were married for 59 years before he passed away on Dec. 21, 2010.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Wesley Fikes of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

Myrtle was the mother of Sylvia Hutchison Ballinger and grandmother to Alexandra and Jackson Ballinger of Menlo Park, Calif.

She was the mother of Stella Macumber of Littleton, Colo. and grandmother to Daniel Macumber, Sarah (Macumber) Palfreyman, David Macumber, Danielle (Ingbretson) Freeman, Joslyn Ingbretson, and Ashley (Ingbretson) Alexander.

Myrtle was a great-grandmother to Victoria and Elizabeth Macumber and Sophia Palfreyman.

She will be missed by her family and friends. Donations in her honor may be made to Littleton United Methodist Church.

A memorial service and lunch in her honor will be held on Nov. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura Street Littleton, CO 80120.