Margaret Llewellyn Berry Hutton, age 82, of Houston, passed away on Tuesday, the 4th of March 2014, after an eight year, courageous, strong faith battle with cancer. She was born on December 18, 1931 in Smackover, Arkansas to Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Berry.
She is survived by her husband, James R. Hutton; daughter, Heather Hutton Namendorf and husband Jeffrey Namendorf; son, James Earl Berry Hutton; and grandchildren, Nathaniel Namendorf and Wyatt Namendorf of Austin.
She was an active member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church and sang in the choir.
In Shreveport, Louisiana she met James Hutton, whom she married on June 29, 1963 and recently celebrated over 50 years of marriage.
Her childhood was spent in Smackover, Arkansas. She studied at Baylor University, Curtiss Institute, and graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a degree in Music. Following graduation from Hendrix, she studied at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. With a beautiful soprano voice she was, for years, the soloist at the First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport. She also taught piano for many years.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, loving wife, and raised her two children with limited help from her husband, who was travelling internationally during their early childhood.
Margaret had a very strong faith and studied the Bible and had devotions daily.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Berry; her sister, Robin Trimble; and nephew, John D. Trimble IV.
During her marriage Margaret also lived in Olean, New York, London, Brussels, and Chicago.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five until eight o'clock in the evening on Thursday, the 6th of March, in the parlor and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 7th of March, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston, where the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., Senior Rector, and the Rev. Martin J. Bastian, Senior Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, are to officiate.
Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests, with gratitude, that memorial contributions in Margaret's name be directed to, Houston Baptist University Office of Advancement, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX, 77074; or to Mission Church, 17503 La Cantera Pkwy #104, San Antonio, TX 78257.