Oct 302013

Anna Hatton passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at The Open Door Rest Home in Payson under the loving care of Kim Miles. A graveside service will be held at 11 o’clock this morning (Oct. 30) at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Anna Belle (Bright) Hatton was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Vernon, Texas, to Ollie J. Bright and Mary Elizabeth Lee. She was raised with four siblings, one brother, Clarence Bright (Lucile) of Winslow, and three sisters, Mary Lee Wilkinson (Abe), Ollie Hope Hawley (Charley) and Juanita Chapman (Earl).
After graduating from Vernon High School and working as a telephone operator, Anna transferred to Winslow to be near her brother and his family. Anna quickly became supervisor of the operators at Mountain Bell Telephone. In Winslow she met the love of her life, Jack Hatton, and lived the rest of her adult life in Winslow until her stroke in March 2012.
Anna and Jack did everything together, rode motorcycles, and went boating, fishing, waterskiing, camping and hunting.
She may be remembered by some as the charming Southern belle who sold ladies clothing for Whipple’s of Winslow for many years. She also worked for Arizona Public Service, but her favorite job was being a housewife and sewing. Anna was a very talented seamstress. She recovered boat and dune buggy seats, as well as her home furniture. She made most of her own clothing, and did crafts for gift shops, family and friends.
Survivors include her stepdaughter Jacqueline Louise (Hatton) Cochran (Gerald), granddaughter Marcy Ann Bradbury (Darin) and great-grandson Dalton Douglas Bradbury, all of Crescent City, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Juanita Chapman of Amarillo, Texas; three nieces, LaRue (Bright) Boyle (James), Earlene Kerr (Jarvis) and Karen Smith (John); five nephews, Jimmy Hawley (Pennie), Johnny Hawley (Jymie Carol), Weldon Hawley (Charlotte), Robert Chapman (Phyllis) and Curt Hatton; and several great and great-great-nieces.
Greer Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.