Patricia Marie Mills Hutcheson, 82, of Dallas, Texas, and Chattanooga, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, surrounded by her family and closest friends.Born in Selma, Ala., and raised in Chattanooga, she graduated from Girls Preparatory School and attended Mount Vernon College.She was predeceased by her parents, Olan and Mary Mills; her ex-husband, Skip Hutcheson; her son, Travis Hutcheson; her grandson, Warren Hutcheson; and her brother, C.G. Mills.She is survived by four children and their spouses, Lewis Hutcheson and Jill Liao, of Dallas, Laura Hutcheson and Camille Cook, of Austin, Texas, Jim and Sarah Hutcheson, of Dallas, and Henry and Kirsten Hutcheson, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four grandchildren, Nathan Hutcheson, of Dallas, Lucy Lu of Dallas, and Oskar and Avery Hutcheson, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; her brother, Olan II and Norma Mills, of Chattanooga; her sister, Sharon Mills, of Chattanooga, and her sister-in-law, Nancy Mills, of Chattanooga. The family wishes to acknowledge lifelong friends, Janice Richardson, Greg Rohde and Marina Monterrosa, of Dallas and the staff of the Warrington Condominiums.Patricia was a longtime patron of education, the arts, and clean environment. She loved international travel, most recently spending a summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Patricia was an avid reader and lifelong learner engaged in post graduate studies in Cambridge, England; Dartmouth University, and at the Jungian Institute in Switzerland. She loved playing with and caring for her two Maltese dogs, Macho and Baby Mills.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Patricia's name to the Caron Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dallas, St. Phillips Academy in Dallas, and the Dallas Opera.Dr. Don Benton will officiate a funeral service at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 27, with burial to follow.