Deborah Hutton

March 1, 1952November 17, 2021

Deborah Grace (Raines) Hutton passed away on November 17, 2021 in Lacey, Washington surrounded by her husband and children. Debbie was born on March 1, 1952 in St. Paul, MN to Malin and Jean (Foster) Raines. She was the youngest of 4 children.

Debbie graduated from Bethel College in 1974 and Bethel Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Divinity in 1978. Debbie was then ordained as a Presbyterian Minister. She met David Hutton and was married in 1985 in St. Paul, MN. Shortly after her marriage, she moved to Fort Polk, LA upon Dave’s reassignment. In 1987, they were stationed in Nuremberg, Germany, where they lived for four years and where her daughter Catherine was born. Debbie and her family moved to Lacey where she welcomed her son Kevin.

Deb worked for Sound Home Care & Hospice as a Volunteer Coordinator, Chaplain, and Chaplain Supervisor for 22 years, then Washington State as a Social Worker at Developmental Disabilities for 4 years. She retired in 2017 to be a full-time grandma.

Deb was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother of two grandchildren. Deb was an active member at Lacey Presbyterian church for almost 30 years and she enjoyed participating in the church choir, gardening, and coffee with friends. She was passionate about mission work including 2 trips to New Orleans with Presbyterian Disaster Relief for Katrina victims and a mission trip to Los Angeles with DOOR ministries to support the hungry and homeless.

Deb was preceded in death by her father, Malin “Scotty” A. Raines, mother, Jean E. (Foster) Raines, and sisters Jan and Nancy, of St. Paul, MN. She is survived by her husband, Dave Hutton, son Kevin Hutton, daughter and son-in-law Cathie and Gerard O’Rourke, and two grandchildren, Maeve & Eoin O’Rourke, of Lacey, WA. She is also survived by her sister Judy, of St. Paul, MN, as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of Deb’s life will take place at Lacey Presbyterian Church in Lacey, WA on Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m.

Deb valued supporting those in need in her local community. Please send any donations to the Lacey Food Bank.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Deborah Hutton

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Joyce North

December 1, 2021

Oh Debbie, God will welcome you with delight.
Your soft tones, sense of humor, and loving way's will be remembered with delight. And you will be surely missed by many many people . I'm praying for peace and acceptance for your family and our congregation at LPC. Yes, you will be missed.

Jerry Tucker

November 30, 2021

I have cherished my friendship with Debbie for the past several years at Lacey Presbyterian Church. She brought warmth, humor & sensitivity to everything she did. I loved her weekly, very apt, poems as part of her announcements at church. I enjoyed singing with her in the choir. I had the pleasure of traveling with her and Dave and witnessing their passion for life.

Debbie, you leave a wonderful legacy. I miss you.

Eric Ness

November 26, 2021

Debbie was a friend and the finest supervisor anyone could ask for. She was a professional chaplain who put her heart into her work. I enjoyed the times she shared about growing up in snowy Minnesota, and military life with Dave in Germany. I am glad Deb and traveled as much as they did to have good memories together. I was impressed when Deb volunteered in Haiti after the earthquake. She will be missed.

Debe Edden

November 25, 2021

I met Deb at providence hospice when I worked in beareavement and then as a Volunteer Coordinator. She was always so kind and supportive to all the volunteers. She helped them to understand & serve our patients & families.
My heart goes out to her family - may you be comforted by your love for her and one another.

Kathy Cook

November 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. She brought her calming presence, wisdom and compassion to our Hospice team. My thoughts are with you.

Bill Whalen

November 24, 2021

Debbie and I were colleagues for many years in the field of chaplaincy. Debbie was able to meld her professional authority with her ability to be actively present to people in need. Listening and empathy were two assets she freely gave to the many people with whom she interacted. She will be sorely missed. Condolences to her family and friends.

Jan Lauterbach

November 24, 2021

I will always miss Debbie. Her Germans always spoke to me and I would go home and ponder what she said. I loved her poetry when she gave the announcements. I will miss her smile, laugh and knowledge. I will keep Dave, Kevin and Cathie in my prayers. Rest my dear friend!

Annie Clay

November 22, 2021

Debbie was my work buddy for 10 years. I learned so much from her about compassion and caring and about living an authentic spiritual life. My heart goes out to her dear family. She will be greatly missed.