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Evalyn Tripp Hutzel

Evalyn T. Hutzel, 100, of Medford, Ore. passed away July 11, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Fenwick A. and Lula A. Tripp, and grew up in Detroit, Mich. She received a bachelors and a nursing degree from the University of Michigan where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority.In 1941 she married John M. Hutzel of Ann Arbor, Mich. and subsequently taught nursing at Ohio State University while her husband completed a Ph.D. in entomology. During World War II she lived in Santa Monica, Calif. while her husband, a United States Navy reservist attached to the 4th Marines, served in the Pacific. Following the war, the Hutzels relocated to Alexandria, Va. where Mrs. Hutzel worked as a pediatric nurse and was active in the American Association of University Women.From 1954 to 1956, the Hutzels lived in Karachi, Pakistan where Mrs. Hutzel volunteered as a nurse working in refugee camps and also helped to establish the first American Girl Scout Troop in Pakistan.The Hutzels eventually moved to Palo Alto, Calif. in 1965 where Mrs. Hutzel worked in dermatology and neurology practices. She also pursued and was awarded a masters degree in health care administration from San Jose State University. Subsequently she and her husband lived in Pebble Beach, Calif. before retiring to the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford. Following her husband’s death in 1989, Mrs. Hutzel performed with a Rogue Valley Manor tap dancing group and volunteered at the Rogue Valley International Airport information desk as well as at the Rogue Valley Medical Center library. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Medford.Mrs. Hutzel is survived by two daughters, Joy Nathan (Richard) of Arlington, Va. and Cynthia Bryant (Lawrence) of Palo Alto, Calif., as well as her nephew, Anson Tripp of Okinawa, Japan.Graveside services will be held Monday, July 18, in Ann Arbor, Mich. with arrangements by Muehlig Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Health Center Fund, Rogue Valley Manor, Medford.