Dora Jane (Bordelon) Hutchison was 91 years old when she passed away on Saturday, March 25 peacefully in her own home with family present. She was born on August 31, 1931 in Grand Prairie, Louisiana to Dallas and Yola Bordelon. Jane was the daughter of sharecroppers and spent a good deal of her childhood working in the fields alongside her parents and 6 siblings, while attending school in a small country schoolhouse. After she graduated from high school, she met a soldier, Vernon Hutchison who was stationed at Fort Polk, at a local community dance. They fell in love and got married in Opelousas, Louisiana on May 25, 1953. They soon moved to Vernon’s hometown of Colorado Springs where, with a few brief exceptions, they lived for the next 35 years until Vernon passed away in 1988.
For the most part, Jane enjoyed being a “stay at home” mom while working various jobs including as a beloved “lunch lady” for area schools. She enjoyed cooking (especially Cajun food), baking (she made sure that everyone had a Mimi-baked birthday cake on their special day, gardening and lunching with friends–however, recently, the thing that kept her busy most of the time was Facebook—she loved Facebook as it allowed her to keep up with her many friends and family. She kept the rest of us informed about birthdays, anniversaries, deaths and other pertinent events.
In her earlier years, she enjoyed participating in various activities associated with her husband’s interests in the Colorado Springs Jaycees, including volunteering at the JC Chuckwagon dinners in the ‘60’s and the Lions club. She also was active in activities associated with the Corpus Christi Church where she was a member and her sons attended school. Mostly, she just enjoyed being a mom, not only to her 2 sons, but to the following 3 generations as well. Mimi, as she was known by family after grandchildren arrived, lived vicariously through all of her kiddos, always inquiring and cheering them on in whatever activities or endeavors that they were involved in. In addition to her human “children,” she had numerous 4 footed fur babies in her long lifetime. Her most recent were Noche’ and Princess—she doted on them so much. They already miss her terribly as we all do.
She is survived by her sons, Wayne and Steve; four grandchildren: Rhonda, Troy (Darlene), Dan (Mindy) and Brad; five great grandchildren: Terza (Fernando), RJ, Tristen, Ethan and Owen; and three great great grandchildren: Myanna, Estrella and Nando Jr., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a few great grand nieces and nephews. Her days were consumed with “worrying” about her “babies.” Always wondering where they were and what they were doing.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; her parents, Dallas and Yola as well as her eight siblings: Vinola, Wilda, Lou Nell, Curtis, Peggy, Felix, Judy and Versie.
Visitation, April 5, 2023 at 5:00 pm at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. Rosary, April 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel immediately followed by funeral service at 2:00 pm.
While flowers are always appreciated, if you would prefer to donate in my mother’s name, please do so to one of the following: the Foundation for School District 11 www.Foundationford11.com or CASA of the Pikes Peak Region at https://www.casappr.org/ .