Ray Clark Hatch, 93, long time scouter, beloved family patriarch, passed away peacefully at home in North Salt Lake, March 11, 1999, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in his grandfather's house, the first one built outside of the fort in Woodruff, Arizona, the son of Lorenzo Wilford Hatch and Adelia Owens Hatch. He received his formal education at Brigham Young Academy and graduated from The National University in Washington D.C. with three law degrees. He lived in San Francisco where he was an attorney for H.O.L.C. and Educational Director for the Boy Scouts of America. He served as a Scout Executive on the Great Salt Lake Council B.S.A. He was first elected Mayor of North Salt Lake and served two terms as President of the North Salt Lake Town Board.He served as counselor and supervisor for Continuing Education. He developed Heraldry materials and presentations for BYU Education Week.
Active member of the LDS Church, he served on the San Francisco High Council and spent years of service in positions in Orchard Ward, North Salt Lake.
He spent much time researching and doing genealogical writings and works.
He married his beloved Eastern Shore Maiden, Nellie Hayward, in Baltimore, Maryland. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple. She died September 25, 1977. They had four daughters who were raised in San Francisco, Adelia (William) Newland, Green River, Utah; Betty (Dale) Washburn, Bountiful; Mary (Ronald) Watkins; Joan (Richard) Freed.
He is survived by 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren; Thora (Roy) Geddes is his surviving sister of Franklin, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife; parents; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Joseph and Alton.
The family wishes to thank the many friends and church members for their kindness; also to Applegate Health Services and Hospice for Utah for their help and care.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the North Salt Lake State Center, 261 East Center Street, North Salt Lake. Family and friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Deseret Memorial Mortuary, 36 E. 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT and one hour prior to services at the Church. Interment, Franklin County Cemetery, Franklin, ID.