|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1948|
Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Nov 23, 1948
Rabbit Hunt Accident Fatal To Loel Hatch
Loel Kay Hatch, 21, of 29 Blair avenue, was shot and killed early Sunday afternoon in a hunting accident which occurred about 30 miles south of Rock Springs.
Hatch was hunting rabbits, about one mile east of the Brooks Gate with two companions, Jack Kessner and Bill Sims, both of Rock Springs, when the accident occurred.
An inquest will be held at a later date at which time the exact circumstances surrounding the death will be established, J. Warden Opie, county coroner, said yesterday.
Hatch was hit in the chest by a .22 caliber bullet.
A rabbit was shot by one of the hunters about 12:30 Sunday afternoon and took refuge in a brush-covered hole. Sims was trying to force the rabbit from the hole and the other two hunters were standing nearby when Hatch was shot. Sims and Kessner brought Hatch to Rock Springs and he was dead on arrival at the local hospital.
Hatch, a veteran of World war II, was born an Bancroft, Idaho, and for the past 15 years had been a resident of Rock Springs. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughter, Sandra Kay; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hatch, all of Rock Springs. Also by his twin sister, Mrs. Lois Fay Foster of Laramie; and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Lea Hall and Miss Francis Hatch, both of Rock Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the L.D.S. church with Bishop Owen West officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View cemetery.
Miriam Delbridge Hatch (1904 - 1998)
WYOMING, PFC 1385 AAF BASE UNIT, WORLD WAR II
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