July 17, 1926 - January 2, 2015
“Have I done any good in the world today. Have I helped anyone in need. Have i cheered up the sad or made someone feel glad—if not I have failed indeed.” These few short sentences sum up the way Tom Hatch felt about life. Thomas Grant Hatch was born on July 17, 1926, to John Leonard and Christina Higginson Hatch in Hatch, Idaho. He had three brothers, Bill, Hal, and Jarold, who died as a young child. Tom grew up on a farm where he learned to work hard and to love life. He attended school in Bancroft, Idaho, and immediately after graduation, joined the US Navy during World War ll. He served for three years on ships that transported the troops from the USA to Europe and Japan. He was the ship’s main cook and developed a love for cooking that stayed with him. No one could make Swiss Steak like Tom! He was also a true patriot who loved Old Glory and always flew the flag. When he returned home, he furthered his education at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he met his wife, Eva Bartholomew. They were married November 4, 1949, in the Manti LDS Temple. Tom completed his education at Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah. Tom and Eva moved to Bancroft, Idaho, where Tom managed a large ranch. Six daughters were born to them: Kayleen (Glen) Tanner, Connie (Roy) Hatch, Janice (Nick) Smith, Lori (Jay) Jenks, Krista (Dahl) Thompson, and Trudy (Carl) Budge. These six daughters were the light of his life and he enjoyed watching them in sports, music, drama, and cheerleading. After 20 years of ranch life, Tom and Eva moved back to Logan. He repaired irrigation pipes for the valley farmers and enjoyed visiting with them and sharing knowledge about farming. He also loved playing Santa Claus at Christmas time. He had a variety of interests from scouring through antique shops, playing the harmonica, and creating fun things for his grandchildren to do. Tom loved life, his family, and enjoyed making people happy. A member of the LDS church, Tom served in many callings, but especially enjoyed his service at several retirement centers in Logan. Tom peacefully left this earth life that he loved on January 2, 2015, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, 5 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. The family wishes to express gratitude to Dr. Vera Carlson and Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially team members McKensie, Lauren, Jessie, Nate, and Joshua for the loving and compassionate care given to Tom. Funeral services will be held at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North, Logan, Ut, on Saturday, January 10th. A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am and the funeral will be at noon. A military burial service will follow in the Logan City Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com. We love you and our lives are forever changed with your passing, but we are comforted that we will be together again because families are forever!
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