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 Sarah Ellen “Sara” <I>Hatch</I> West

Sarah Ellen “"Sara"” Hatch West

Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Aug 1988 (aged 94)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot D-13-076-05
Memorial ID 64045 · View Source
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Sarah Ellen Hatch Sarantinos West
was born in Vernal, Utah to Josephus and Martha Luella Thomas Hatch.

She married James J. Sarantinos (1894-1918) on April 16, 1911 in Vernal, Utah.

Their children: Mereda 1912-2001, Velda 1916-1991.

Afer James' death, Sarah married Lawrence H. West on December 28, 1921.
They have one daughter, Joan

Sara Ellen Hatch West was born March 4, 1894 in Vernal, Utah to Josephus Hatch and Martha Luella Thomas. She was the fifth child in a family of 13.

She attended school in Vernal. She always helped her mother a lot; she stayed home from school one day each week to help abd would hurry home from school each night.

She married James Sarentinos apr. 10, 1911 in Vernal, Utah. They were blessed with two fine daughters, Mereda and Velda. Her husband died Feb. 22,1919 of flu and pnuemonia at the age of 30. She worked with her mother and provided for her two girls. She cooked in a boarding house.

She married Lawrence Henson West Dec. 28, 1920, in Grand Junction, Colorado, and was sealed to him in the Salt Lake temple Dec. 11, 1936. She was good to her step-sons and was loved by them.

She left her home in Rainbow, Utah, and stayed in Vernal,Utah to give birth to me, Joan- April Fool's Day, 1926. I am the only child of this union. I feel that she did a wonderful job raising a mixed family--three families in one. She worked very hard after Dad became ill and also took care of him. She didn't have a full night's sleep in the 20 years of caring for him. People remarked at how clean mother kept dad. She was particular about this.

She has a very strong testimony of the Gospel and has been active in the Church. She does genealogical research.
She goes to her children and helps them if they need her. She is in good health and worked at the Pleasant Grove cannery last summer (1962) at the age of 68.

She lived for her children and grandchildren, and they all love her deeply.

Her great grandparents, Norman Sharp and Martha Jane Sargent, came across the plains in the same company with Brigham young and Henson Walker. Her great grandmother was one of the three women that came.

Mother has two brothers and a sister in our Walker Book-- they married into the Eaton Family. Marion Hatch, Josphus Hatch, and May Hatch Eaton.

By Joan West Strasburg, daughter

She died Aug 20, 1988 in Orem, Utah and buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah by her husband Lawrence Henson West.

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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64045
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ellen “"Sara"” Hatch West (4 Mar 1894–20 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64045, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .