Ezra Max Hatch, 85, of Taylor peacefully passed away of natural causes on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Nampa, Idaho. Most of his children and his wife Jean were present as he moved on to a joyful reunion with his son Dennis, family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon (May 16) at the Lovelake Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 700 E. Lovelake Road in Taylor, where a viewing will begin at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor.
He was born in Taylor on July 27, 1928. He graduated from Snowflake Union High School and continued on to serve an LDS mission in the Michigan Great Lakes Mission.
Max was married to his beloved Jeanie on Dec. 1, 1956, in the Mesa Temple. They were married for 57 years. He dedicated his life to his family.
He will be remembered for his mentoring youth into men, his love of service to all who knew him, and his unfailing dedication to Jean and his family.
Max worked at the Snowflake paper mill, mainly as a maintenance superintendent, retiring in 1990.
He served three LDS adult missions in Portland, Ore., Nauvoo, Ill., and Florianopolis, Brazil, with his favorite companion Jean. They also spent several years together as temple workers in both the Mesa and Snowflake LDS temples.
Following their missions, the remainder of Max’s life was spent with family. He very much enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; and four children, Bryan, Sheryl, Cindy and Jack, and their families.
He was preceded in death by his son Dennis.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel in Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.