Ann Rivers Payne Hutcheson

Birth
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 6 May 2020
McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 209974691 · View Source
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Ann Rivers Hutcheson, 83, died on May 6, 2020 in McLean, VA. Ann Rivers was devoted to family, friends, and faith and was the quintessential southern lady. Born in Fredericksburg, VA, she was the only child of Julia Rivers Brown Payne and James Nicholas Payne. She grew up in Dahlgren, VA and graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, VA, before earning a degree in philosophy from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in 1959.

She married Wayman Jackson Thompson, Jr., in 1963 and their only child, Susan Bancroft Thompson, was born in 1967. Following Wayman’s death in 1969, Ann Rivers and Susan lived in Tappahannock while Ann Rivers worked at St. Margaret’s School. They eventually moved to Decatur, GA where Ann Rivers became Director of Admissions at Agnes Scott College. In 1977, she married Richard G. “Dick” Hutcheson, Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral and Presbyterian minister.

In 1981, Ann Rivers moved to Vienna, VA where Dick became Senior Pastor at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Ann Rivers was very active in her church and community, serving as the Co-Chair of a Capital Fund Campaign at the church, as well as numerous other activities. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Those who know her best remember her as kind, loving, generous, charming, caring, witty, and wise.

After Dick’s death in 2012, Ann Rivers moved to Vinson Hall and then Arleigh Burke in McLean, VA. Survivors include her daughter, Susan, of Vienna, VA; and stepchildren, Richard G. “Rick” Hutcheson, III of Palm Springs, CA; William B. “Bill” Hutcheson of Vonore, TN; and Elizabeth Parkey “Libby” Hutcheson of Lorton, VA; and her five grandchildren, Will, Ginny, Jack, Tyler, and Porter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, VA or Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.


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  • Created by: Carolyn Selby
  • Added: 11 May 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 209974691
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Rivers Payne Hutcheson (unknown–6 May 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 209974691, ; Maintained by Carolyn Selby (contributor 47037989) Cremated.