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 Gary Layne Hatch

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Gary Layne Hatch

  • Birth 15 Sep 1964 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 1 May 2010 American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot PG 104-1
  • Memorial ID 52012904

Anderson & Sons Mortuary
American Fork, Utah

Gary Layne Hatch passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2010. Born September 15, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah to LaRelle J Hatch and Jacqueline Deanna Roberts.

Gary had great gifts for learning and teaching. He became a university professor because he wanted a life of learning and to help others improve their lives. He wore his scholarship lightly, however, and was beloved by all who knew him, from esteemed scholars to the most humble Boy Scout.

Preceded in death by his father, Gary is survived by his wife, AnneMarie, sons Aubrey and Carson, daughter Maren, his mother, and four siblings: Geoff, Deanna (Trump), David, and Bryan. Aubrey currently serves in the LDS Berlin, Germany Mission.

Gary graduated from Bingham High School where he was Senior Class President, Sterling Scholar, and state debate champion. He served an LDS mission in Copenhagen, Denmark. He attended BYU as a Kimball Scholar and there he met AnneMarie Henrichsen. They married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on May 31, 1986.

In 1992, he received a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and took a position as a BYU Professor of English and most recently as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. He was also former committee chair and current chief reader for the national Advanced Placement English Language test.

A member of the American Fork Hillcrest 4th Ward and dedicated scouter, Gary served in numerous callings. He also served as Bishop of the BYU 14th Ward. Gary enjoyed piano, camping, all types of literature, food, and travel.

His is a rare soul. He was a husband, father, scholar, and Scouter. Through his teaching, church service, and scouting he influenced thousands of people. He was a devoted husband. He was both a father and friend to his children. His family and friends will sorely miss his kindness and quirky sense of humor.

A viewing will be held on May 6, 2010 at the LDS Chapel on 350 W. 700 N. American Fork from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral will be held Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11 AM with viewing prior from 9 to 10:30 AM. Interment at the American Fork Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the children to the Fund for Gary Hatch Family at the Bank of American Fork.

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  • Maintained by: Bryan Hatch
  • Originally Created by: Sharla
  • Added: 5 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52012904
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gary Layne Hatch (15 Sep 1964–1 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52012904, citing American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bryan Hatch (contributor 47321554) .