Melida Villegas Hutton, Who Raised Three Girls as a Single Woman, Dies at 84
Melida Villegas Hutton
Melida Villegas Hutton was born on July 20, 1935, in Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico, one of five siblings. She moved to the United States, where in the 1970s she became a citizen, and raised three daughters as a single mother. She was lost to the COVID-19 virus on June 15, 2020.
Deeply devoted to her family, she became a loving grandmother to five and great-grandmother to two. Her daughter, Carmen Negrete-García remembered her: “She raised three girls as a single woman; she taught us to be strong, independent, honest, loving and kind to everybody in our paths. She loved us with all her heart. I will forever be grateful for her wisdom.”
In memory of her mother, daughter Rose Falcon posted, “PLEASE wear masks to protect your family, friends and the families of those you come in contact with. If you are young and healthy this virus might just slow you down a bit, no big deal. However, depending on how many people you me, those you infect can take it home, then may have to feel the loss of a mother, father, grandparent or other beloved family member. A mask is such a small ask to save lives.”
Ms. Hutton was preceded in death by her brother Manuel Villegas; sisters Maria Gonzales and Aurora Gonzales; and son-in-law Harvey Potter. She is survived by her daughters Connie Potter, Rosalinda Falcon and husband Daniel, and Carmen Negrete; grandchildren Jesse Falcon, Justin Falcon, Markus Potter, Sheri Potter and Brian Potter; great granddaughters Jessica Falcon and Arianna Falcon; and her sisters Elvira Villegas and Elsa de Jesus.