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Joanne ‘Joie’ Hutchinson

April 5, 2012

Joanne ‘Joie’ Hutchinson

Joanne “Joie” Hutchinson, most recently of Ventura, passed away at Sherman Oaks Hospital on March 24. She was born in El Centro on June 5, 1929.
Joie enjoyed retirement in Independence, having been introduced to the Eastern Sierra when she was a young adult, by her mother, Lynette (Dolly) Hutchinson.
Joie had a successful 37-year career as a costume supervisor for Western Costume in Los Angeles. Her career included designing costumes for both movies and television productions. “Love Boat,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” Steel Magnolias” and “North and South” are among the many productions she worked on.
In 1986 she received one of the highest professional recognitions in her field when she was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Minisiries for “North and South,” (1985). The Emmy will now be at home in the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History with Joie’s costume wardrobe cabinet and other memorabilia.
Joie was an enthusiastic supporter of Southern Inyo County and was active in the Independence Chamber of Commerce, the Film History Museum and the Inyo County Film Commission.
She was also a member of the Motion Pictures Costumers Union, Local 705.
After relocating to Ventura, Joie enjoyed her yard, neighbors and working on the beautification committee in her community.
She is survived by her beloved twin sister, Pat Hutchinson and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lone Pine Film History Museum at P.O. Box 111, Lone Pine, CA 93545.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Forest Lawn in Glendale.
A local celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.


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