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 Lila Margaret <I>Mitchell</I> Hatch

Lila Margaret Mitchell Hatch

Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Jul 1981 (aged 93)
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot A-08-031
Memorial ID 54188459 · View Source
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Lila Margaret Mitchell was born to Thomas Houston Mitchell and Elizabeth Ann Blyth in Vernal, Utah. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a wealthy family. They had a house at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon where she became acquainted with nature and rode her horse she called "Gentle Pet". She attended BYU and the University of Utah. where she received her teaching certificate. She loved teaching and taught school in Bountiful, Utah at Stoker School for three years.

Lila met William Anson Hatch at a dance but then decided to serve a mission for her church. She served in the Central States Mission and was the first female missionary to be called from Bountiful, Utah. Lila and Anson corresponded with each other while on her mission when she was surprised by a particular letter Anson wrote her proposing marriage to her. After returning from her service, they were married February 11, 1914, in the Salt Lake Temple.

She was an accomplished pianist, a hard worker, a kind and loving person and a wonderful mother. She and Anson lived in Idaho where they helped her in-laws at a furniture store they owned as well as helping on the farm. They then moved to Chicago where Anson attended embalming school. After moving back to Provo, Utah, Lila helped her husband operate the Hatch Mortuary.

During the depression as times got harder she and the children would go and collect fruit and vegetables from those who could not afford to pay for funerals. She would put up 600 quarts of fruit and vegetables each year. At Christmas her husband would write "paid in full" and send it to those families in need. She was a state delegate and served on the Utah County legislative committee.

When Mom was widowed with three living daughters and a son, she sold encyclopedia sets to help with finances. Throughout her life she always had a smile on her face and tried to help others all that she could. Never did I hear her complain or speak ill of others. She was a wonderful mother!





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 54188459
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lila Margaret Mitchell Hatch (23 Feb 1888–20 Jul 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54188459, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Mother2Many (contributor 48250629) .