In Memory

Lana Borin** (Hutcheson)

Lana Borin** (Hutcheson)

Lana Borin Hutcheson passed away June 20, 2018, at the end of a long illness. She lived in San Clemente, Calif. Surviving are her husband, Jerry; a son, Bill; a daughter, Meredith; and three grandchildren.

She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1963 with a BA in fine arts and education, and then taught high school art for 13 years before training in ophthalmology. As an ophthalmic surgical specialist, she worked in clear cornea cataract surgery training throughout Southern California for 22 years. She taught the art of quilting and started a successful business in 1999 with Jerry to sell Long Arm quilting machines. They sold the business in 2007 and retired.

News of Lana’s passing came from a close friend, Kent Thomas HPHS ’58. “Lana and I became friends at HPHS when she was 13 and I 14,” he wrote. “We had a long gap in communication and picked up again in 2008 after my heart attack. We shared jokes and mindless opinions on about everything, much to the amusement of her husband, Jerry, and my wife, Debbie, up until she could no longer continue in early 2018.

“She had so many friends that she requested that they all wear colors instead of black at her funeral so she could look down and see the patterns of bright colors. She was a great fun friend and I miss her. Hope you all have a good time at your reunion and if you think of it, raise a glass to her memory.”

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07/16/19 12:37 PM #1    

Karen Cheli (Sullivan)

What a beautiful tribute from a wonderful friend of Lana's.  I am not surprised that she had many friends who loved her as much as we did at HPHS.  She was always so sweet and friendly to all.  We will raise a glass to her memory.

07/16/19 08:16 PM #2    

Sally Stillson (Bartlett)

 One of my close friends in HPHS this really saddens  me. Such a talent! I am 

not at all surprised at all her accomplishments. Lana is part of my diary entries and  included in my photo album of high school. I double dated with her several times, discussed boys and life in general  and was glad to have known her!



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