|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1910|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2010|
David Holbrook Hatch, 99, of Blackfoot, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at The Gables Assisted Living in Blackfoot, Idaho.
David was the last surviving child of Perry O Hatch and Lucy Alice Holbrook Hatch. He was born September 4, 1910, in Clawson, Idaho. He was raised in Teton Valley at a time when there was one car in the valley and only one radio. When only 6 years old, his mother passed away and his siblings were split up and sent to grandparents to live. He stayed with his dad in Tetonia. The following year after his mother's death, he contracted polio. He often said he owed his life and his regained ability to walk to a dedicated chiropractic doctor who made daily and weekly trips to his home. He left home when just a teenager to find work. He worked on ranches in Montana helping with lambing, he worked in the wheat fields of Pullman, Washington, he worked for the Red River Lumber company in California, he worked as a baker for Safeway in Omaha, and as a fireman at the air base in Pocatello during WWII. He finally worked for the Atomic Energy Commission (INL) as a fireman and retired from there in 1970.
On October 2, 1934, he married Priscilla England of Moreland in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they reared four girls and one boy on a farm on Rich Lane in Blackfoot, Idaho. He always loved working on his farm. In fact, he said he never worked a day in his life because he always loved what he did. He loved to read and had a truly remarkable memory. Even up until the end, he entertained his children and grandchildren with stories from the past and with poetry he had memorized. Life often dealt him some difficult cards to play, but he never lost his sense of humor nor his love of life. He often expressed how lucky and blessed he had been, and up until January of this year, he lived by himself in the home he and Priscilla had built. Health conditions made it necessary for David to move to The Gables, where he learned you are never too old to learn to play Bingo.
He is survived by his five children, Loah (Don) Elison of Blackfoot, Marilyn (Reid) Worlton of Grand Junction, Colo., LaDonna (Chase) Anderson of West Cliffe, Colo., Mavis (Phillip) Willey of Pocatello and Brent (Diantha) Hatch of Blackfoot. Besides his five children, he leaves to his posterity 26 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla; his parents; brothers, Laurence, Joe, Eldon, Mark and Burt Hatch; and a sister, Mary Holbrook.
Perry Orin Hatch (1877 - 1940)
Lucy Alice Holbrook Hatch (1879 - 1917)
Priscilla England Hatch (1912 - 2001)
Loah Esther Hatch Elison (1938 - 2015)*
Lawrence Perry Hatch (1899 - 1978)*
Cecil Joseph Hatch (1900 - 1965)*
Elden Holbrook Hatch (1903 - 1981)*
Mark Holbrook Hatch (1905 - 1998)*
David Holbrook Hatch (1910 - 2010)
Burt Holbrook Hatch (1913 - 1975)*
Mary Belle Hatch Holbrook (1916 - 2001)*
Grove City Cemetery
Created by: Annie
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57472598