Our precious husband, dad, grandpa and friend Kenneth Bly (Trailor) Hatch completed his earthly mission and returned home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Mesa. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at Owens Livingston Mortuary in Snowflake. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Taylor at 300 W. Willow Lane. Interment will follow immediately after at the Taylor Cemetery.
Ken was born Feb. 26, 1937, in Taylor to Clarence Vern Hatch and Lena Pearce Hatch.
Kenneth met Shirley Adams and married his sweetheart of 56 years on June 14, 1958. Together they raised their family in Show Low, Taylor and Joseph City.
He has made an impact on the lives of many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Kenneth loved life and was always up for an adventure. He enjoyed the outdoors and had many passions, including fishing, hunting, trapping, camping, antler hunting, trading on the Indian reservation and ranching. He was a heavy equipment operator by trade.
He was devoted to his family and taught them about the values of work, service, love for his country and love for God.
He showed much love and kindness in serving others in his church and community. He loved to play jokes and enjoyed being with friends and family. No one was ever a stranger to him. He loved all he met and made them feel welcome.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Adams Hatch of Taylor; his daughters, Shanna Tobar (Dan) of Poway, Calif., Lori Ann Hostetter (Sid) of Globe, Lisa Lee Larson (Lonnie) of Mesa, Trina Kay Lincoln (Ian) of Campbell, Calif.; his son, Frank Bly Hatch (Mary Lou) of Surprise; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Winkler and Jackie Vaughn; two brothers, Doyle Hatch and Paul Hatch; his Uncle Phillip Pearce of California; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Vern and Lena Pearce Hatch; two brothers, Clarence Vance Hatch and Boyd Taft Hatch; three sisters, Verna Lee Randall, Luella Hatch and Claudette Brimhall; and his great-grandsons, Ethan and Dylan Burch.