|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1941|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2007|
Phillip J. Hatch, our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, left his mortal life to be reunited with his mother, father and sister, on June 12, 2007.
He was born November 6, 1941 in Vernal Utah to Charles Burnell and Vera Marshall Hatch.
He fought a long battle with MDS and most recently Leukemia, but was finally returned to his heavenly home.
Phil spent his lifetime serving others and his church.
He was a member of the LDS church and held many positions throughout his lifetime.
He was gifted with many skills and talents which helped him to benefit the lives of many people.
Phil was married to Carol Rees on October 15, 1960. They were later divorced.
January 25, 1982 Phil married his eternal companion Judy Jakeman. They were sealed In the Provo Temple February 4, 1983 and were soul mates for the past 26 years.
He attended schools in Provo and graduated from Provo High School in 1960, where he received honors in wrestling, track and pole vaulting.
Phil was employed at Goldfield International Inc. in Lindon, Utah for 25 years. He was blessed with many talents and used these to help this company grow.
He was a welder, fitter, fabricator, electrician, maintenance man and would perform many other job titles. He considered it his second home and his second family and had looked forward to going back upon his recovery.
In his early life he was a partner with his brother Jim in a construction business.
He was privileged to have six children: Shayne (Terri), Pleasant Grove; Clark (Anna) St George; Cara (Dale) Street, St. George; Tammy Mahoney, Heber; Kelly Lamoreaux, SLC; and Andrea (Chris) Tippets Orem.
He was blessed with 14 grandchildren: Bryan, Angela, Ryan, Kylee, Tyson, Austin, Chelsey, Cody, Jordan, Cameron, Tanner, Dallin, Landon and Skyler.
Other survivors include: his brother Jim (Julie) Orem; mother and father in law George A and Lyle Jakeman; siblings-in-law, Lynda Richmond, George L (Jane) Jakeman, and Elaine Norton - Orem, Lorraine (John) Chestnut - Pleasant Grove, Kent (Karen) Olsen; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Burnell and Vera as well as his sister Norietta and his grandparents, James and Lillie Gardiner and Josephus and Sylvia Hatch.
It was easy to connect with Phil for he had a soft spoken ability to attract friends and he had many. Phil loved to use his skills to create things. He built dune buggies and motor homes to share his love of the outdoors with his family. It seemed that he was the happiest when he was playing on God's playground with his family. He believes that Families will be together forever.
He loved to ride 4 wheelers and he raced dune buggies in his early life He was looking forward to going camping and riding his 4-wheeler soon. He loved camping with his family, riding his bike and spending time in his shop, always working on one more project. We will all miss him but especially look forward to the day we can be reunited.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Brian Tudor for his help in the care of Phil during the time of his illness and all the medical staff who worked with him the past three weeks. He was soothingly cared for during this final phase by many compassionate nurses and we thank them for their Christ-like care.
Funeral service will be at the Provo Utah Sunset Stake Center, 1560 South 1100 West, Provo on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 11:00 am.
A viewing will be at Berg Mortuary at 185 E Center St, Provo Friday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the church prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.
Published in the Daily Herald on June 14, 2007
Provo City Cemetery
Plot: Block 21 Lot 22
Created by: Don Shelley
Record added: Dec 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62806442