Betty Evelyn Hutson was born 26 Oct 1926 in Fillmore County, Minnesota. She was the only child of Herbert C. Hutson and Bernice I. Eisenman Hutson. She was my mother.
|Covina High School 1945|
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She was still recorded as Evelyn in the 1940 census. The family lived at a different address in Marshfield now. Her mother worked as a waitress at a restaurant; her father was a mechanic at a garage. Thirteen year old Evelyn attended Jefferson School.
In the early 1940s, she and her parents moved to
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. One
of her father’s brothers lived there. She
applied for her Social Security card here. Next, they moved to Baldwin Park, Los Angeles
County, California to work at one of the defense plants during WWII. Like so many people in my family, Betty attended
Covina High School, graduating in 1945. Following
high school, Betty attended business school to become a bookkeeper.
|Jefferson School, Marshfield, Wisconsin|
|Betty Hutson, age 15, and Spotty|
On 8 Nov 1946, she married Robert M. Hibsch at the Chapel of Roses in Pasadena, California. They had three children. They lived in Baldwin Park and West Covina until relocating to Williams, Colusa County, California in 1960 then to Sacramento, California in 1961. Robert owned and operated gas stations and Betty kept the books. Early in their marriage, she was an active member of the Rebekahs, including being an officer, and served as a Boy Scout den mother.
She died at age 74 on 16 May 2000 of sudden cardiac arrest and was buried at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery where Robert was recently interred.
 Minnesota Historical Society Birth record
 Year: 1930; Census Place: Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin; Image 12, Line 76. Roll: 2619; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 84.0; FHL microfilm: 2342353. Ancestry.com.
 Year: 1940; Census Place: Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin; Image 28, Line 68. Roll: T627_4540; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 71-17. Ancestry.com.
 Number: 527-28-6959; Issue State: Arizona; Issue Date: Before 1951. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
 Covina High School, Covina, Los Angeles County, California. Graduation picture. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. Ancestry.com