Obituary: Kristina (Tina) Hutting
March 21, 2014
Kristina (Tina) Hutting
Kristina (Tina) Hutting passed away peacefully at her home on March 18 after a battle with cancer. Her niece Aiyana was by her side caring for her until the very end.
Born in Kansas City in 1955, she spent most of her life in Colorado, moving from Denver to Summit County in 1981. She started bartending at Tusos in Copper Mountain and then Charitys in Frisco, where she was well known for her collection of toys behind the bar. Locals and visitors alike loved her fun enthusiasm behind the bar. She was known as Big Mama and famous for her original “Mamaritas.” But when the opportunity to be the office manager at the Copper Mountain Medical Clinic came along in about 1995, she jumped on it, and had been there ever since. She truly loved her job and all the people.
Tina loved the outdoors (skiing is what brought her here), her favorite Loveland, doing hut trips, camping, bicycling, hiking, and then there was happy hour — she loved happy hour with her friends. But nothing thrilled her more than being on the river. Desolation Canyon on the Green River in Utah was her favorite. She never missed an opportunity to do a river trip with her close friend, Harvey, and his son Tommy and their friends.
She leaves behind her mother, Doris, sister Linda, brothers Dick and Bill, nephews Jake, Paul and Cole, and nieces Aiyana and Melanie, along with many good friends.
She will be greatly missed and remembered for the fun and laughter she brought to the party, and for those beautiful long legs.
Rest in Peace our dear friend.
There will be a small private service.