Hutchins, Dale G.

July 26, 1951 - December 15, 2015

Dale Hutchins was born on July 26, 1951, in Seattle, Washington and died in Plano, Texas, on December 15, 2015.  Dale felt that the luckiest day of his life was the day he was adopted by Donald and Katherine Hutchins. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Hutchins, his children, Jason Hutchins and daughter Kristine Hutchins, steps son John Civitello and Matthew Civitello, father, Donald Hutchins, and sister, Jan Monaghan, grandchildren Esmee McFadden, Emma McFadden, Abby Web and Brennen Hutchins.

Dale had a Bachelor of Nursing degree and had retired after working for many years in health care administration. He also earned the distinction of being certified by the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Dale was a lover of life and a nurturer of all living things and was a Master Naturalist for Collin County. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, scuba diving, boating and camping. Dale was an accomplished musician and excelled at the keyboard, piano and guitar.  Dale was a great cook and considered himself a foodie. He was a Certified Kansas City Barbeque Judge and was an avid collector of hot sauces from all over the world, and his collection numbered into the 200’s. Dale loved adventure and enjoyed recounting that, at age16, he hitchhiked the entire length of Route 66. This love of adventure continued into his adult years and he earned the certification as a rescue scuba diver.

Dale battled a serious illness this past year and was treated at UTSW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P. O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at  to support the clinical work of “Dr. Matthew Ryan (ENT)” . Please make checks payable to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


13 replies on “Hutchins, Dale G.”

James & Marcia Eiseman says:

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family.

Wanda Mattucci says:

Thank you for inviting me into the nursing world of hospice. You brought a great deal of meaning to what hospice was all about for me. RIEP Dale. Deepest Condolences. You will be missed.

Heather Phillips Dempsey says:

Dale you will be greatly missed. Gone so soon. The family is in our prayers. Rip it read a pleasure getting to meet you.

Allison Harter says:

My deepest sympathies for the loss of Dale.
John, Jessica, and family – you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Allison and Diana Harter

Theresa Titman says:

He was my brother. We shared a profound love of dogs. I was just getting to know him.I will see you in heaven Dale.

Terr R. Hadden says:

My sincere condolences tone family. I first met Dale in 1982 long before either of us entered the healthcare Industry. He would come e music store here I worked and will sit a play e piano and mesmerize all with his talent. I feel blessed t have known hm.

Tonni Beck says:

I am so sorry for your loss!
He had to be a good man to have been blessed with such an amazing daughter.
May you find peace in knowing he helped give you the strength to be the woman, and mother that you are!

Naomi Lamndin says:

The brief time I knew my biological brother he was a good and kind man. I wish I’d known him longert

Anna Wright practice manager for Dr Niti Randhawa says:

Our condolences to the family on behalf of the staff at Dr.Niti Randhawa’s office.

Patti Zabell says:

My thoughts and prayers are with Dale’s family. I worked with Dale years ago and remained friends as we both moved on. Dale was a wonderful, kind and considerate man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Gone too soon. Rest in peace my friend.

Sandi Hebley says:

You were a kind and caring person. The time we worked together was special, and I will always appreciate your love of hospice.

Ruby Kloss says:

Lynn, I am so heartbroken for you and your family. I am so glad that Jeff and I got to meet Dale at your mom’s birthday party in Oct. Our deepest condolences to you.

Mapleshade Park says:

Lynn, our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this hard time. We loved having Dale be part of our community. No matter how he felt he always came in with a smile. He will definitely be missed.

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