Robert L. Hutton

May 28, 1922 - April 19, 2005

It is with deep regret that we lose another lawn bowler.  The following is the obituary from the Ventura County Star:


       Robert L. Hutton

With great sadness, but with gratitude for God's many blessings, Robert L. Hutton passed to the Lord in the morning of April 19, 2005, from complications of cancer.

Mr. Hutton was born May 28, 1922, to Judge William Hutton and Mabel Luther Hutton in Upland, Calif. He was raised in Etiwanda with his twin brother, Rick, now of Upland; brother William; and sister, Mabelu 'Mim.' He attended Chaffey High School and college and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. Honorably discharged in 1946, he wed his wife of 58 years, Rosalie, and raised four children, Sarah Hutton Messecar, Robert J. Hutton, Father Leon Hutton and Margaret Mary Swisher. Rob worked in the defense industry for more than 35 years primarily with Northrup Corporation. A resident of Camarillo since 1963, he was an active member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. In 1999, he was honored by Pope John Paul II with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Oxnard-Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; and four children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 22, with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church at Crestview Avenue and Las Posas Road in Camarillo. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, also at St. Mary Magdalen Church. In lieu of flowers, make donations to St. Mary Magdalen Building Fund.
April 23, 2005

Members of the Oxnard LBC said goodbye to one of their senior members today by attending church and burial services followed by a lunch reception in Camarillo.


Rob Hutton was elected President of the Oxnard-Joslyn LBC for 1994 and 1995.  In 1997, the fifth Ralph Ecton Memorial Tournament was played. The team of Amador Martinez, Rob Hutton, and Earl Kersey placed third.  Amador Martinez, Rob Hutton, and Earl Kersey won the silver medals in the Senior Games.  Rob Hutton contributed to the club in many ways other than his lawn bowl play right up to 2005.