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Alden Dutton

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Alden Curtis "Curt" Dutton, 75, of Wamego, Kan., died June 22, 2003, at his home. He had lived with his daughter for four years, moving to Wamego from Cherokee Village.

Born Nov. 30, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Alden Curtis and Madalene Sullivan Dutton. He attended schools in Springfield and New York City. He served in the United States Army Constabulary Forces in the Army Occupation of Germany following World War II.

He was a self-employed equestrian who trained horses for fox hunting and show jumping. He owned and operated Back Acher Farm in Spring Hill, Kan., and was the huntsman for the Mission Valley Hunt Club in Johnson County. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hobby remote control air planes, reading and playing chess.

He married Elizabeth "Betty" Millen May 8, 1950, in Auburn, N.Y. She preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 1994.

He is survived by three daughters -- Kris Bair and husband, Bruce, of Schoenchen, Kan., Kate Dutton Coddington of Wamego, and Karen Miller of Prairie Village, Kan.; a son, John Dutton and wife, Cathy, of Davenport, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was June 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Wamago. The Rev. Terry Moser officiated. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wamego City Library and can be sent in care of R.J. Evans Mortuary in Wamego, KS 66547.