Shirley H. Hutton (Baltimore Sun / May 20, 2013)

Shirley H. "Mickey" Hutton, a homemaker and artist, died May 12 from complications of dementia at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown.

The former Ruxton resident was 92.

Shirley Herring was born in Baltimore and raised on Aigburth Road in Towson. After graduating from Towson High School in 1939, she earned a bachelor's degree in art from what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University.

During World War II, Mrs. Hutton worked at the Bendix Corp. and volunteered as a driver for the American Red Cross, which she continued doing until the 1950s.

She was married in 1951 to Carroll Summers Hutton, who later became president of Garamond-Pridemark Press Inc., located downtown in the Candler Building.

The couple lived for many years in Timonium. After her husband's death in 1983, Mrs. Hutton moved to Ruxton Village Apartments.

Mrs. Hutton and her husband were avid tennis players and later became golfers.

She enjoyed painting still lifes in oil and copying Impressionist artists. She also liked playing bridge, bowling, needlepoint and antiquing.

Mrs. Hutton was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where she and a sister, now deceased, established The Surprise Shop, a secondhand store, in the 1960s to raise money for the church.

Since 1995, Mrs. Hutton had lived in Chestertown.

A celebration in honor of Mrs. Hutton's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley Hall at the Heron Point retirement community, 501 E. Campus Ave.

Mrs. Hutton is survived by her daughter, Dorsey Holly Bramble of Chestertown; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com