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Florence Hatch Parkin, beloved mother, age 97, died April 14, 1995 on Good Friday in Bountiful, Utah.

She was born in South Bountiful, October 1, 1897 to Orin Perry and Marinda Woodward Hatch. She married Kimball Mann Parkin, March 29, 1917 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a descendant of William Bradford, a leader of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and of Ira Stearns Hatch and Welthea Bradford, who were acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith at Kirtland, Ohio, and who were the first of her ancestors who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her grandfathers Orin Hatch & William Perry were among the founders of Bountiful.She was the mother of seven sons. The five oldest served in the military during World War II. Also her husband was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, while a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy. Four of her five sons saw service abroad during the war. Her fifth son, George, was killed in an auto accident while returning home for a leave just before he was to depart overseas. Active in the LDS Church, she taught Primary and Sunday School and served in the temple. She had been active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She is survived by four sons: Orin Hatch Parkin, Salt Lake City; Glenn Hatch Parkin, North Salt Lake; Max H. Parkin, Salt Lake City; Bruce Woodward Parkin, Bountiful. She has 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 1995 at 12:00 noon in the Bountiful Tabernacle, 51 South Main. Friends may call Monday evening from 6 -8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Tuesday at the church 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment in the Bountiful City Cemetery.

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