Our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jack Gordon Hatch, 94, passed away at his home in Richfield, UT on November 7, 2022 while being consoled by family. Gordon was born in Koosharem, Utah on September 01, 1928 to John Henry and Irma Durrett Johnson Hatch.
Gordon graduated from Richfield High School, class of 1946 and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gordon enlisted in the United States Navy on December 28, 1948; attended boot camp and machinist’s mate school in Great Lakes, Ill. and was the class honor man. He was stationed in Norfolk, VA and later deployed on the USS Spokane.
Gordon married Carol June Lipsey on June 2, 1959 and they have shared their life together in Richfield. Working together, they built their own home and moved into it in 1965. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2014.
Dad worked in the construction and mining trades until he was hired by Hansen Engineering in 1959 as a land surveyor and draftsman. In 1965 he began employment for the Utah Department of Transportation in the Right of Way Division until his retirement on January 1, 1991.
Gordon was a member of the Richfield Elks Lodge and served as the exalted ruler in 1979.
Dad enjoyed all adventures in the out-of-doors, especially hunting and fishing. He liked playing old time music while socializing with friends and family, woodworking, lapidary and painting mostly landscape pictures. He was always available to lend a helping hand to others.
Gordon is survived by his sons: Kevin D. (Susan) Hatch and Landon D Hatch; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Hatch; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Dee Hatch; and brother-in-law, Thad Torgerson.
Also preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Morris, Chester, Lloyd, Zane; sister, Cleola; son, H. Steven; grandsons: S. Shae, and Patrick, and great-grandson, Chase.
Graveside services and interment will be held November 19, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in the Richfield City Cemetery with military honors by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050 and Navy Honor Guard. A viewing will be held at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
A special thank you to the Richfield Intermountain Homecare and Hospice team.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.