Kathleen, "Kathy" Weeks Hatch was born on May 10, 1956, in Vernal Utah, daughter of Nelson Gene and Janett Goodrich Weeks.
In her younger years, her family lived in Bonanza Ut where her dad worked in the Gilsonite Mines. She had many found memories of living there. They later moved to Vernal where she lived for the rest of her life. She attended school in Vernal where she met and made many lifelong friends that she cherished throughout her life. She graduated from Uintah High School in May with the class of 1974.
She met the love of her life David Lee Hatch and they were married and sealed for time and all eternity on November 20, 1975, in the Provo, Utah LDS Temple. They went on to welcome their 3 beautiful children Heather, Isaac, and Bonnie.
Kathy loved her family and would do anything for them. She would go hunting, fishing, and camping to spend time with them. She supported all of her children in all they chose to do; she was their biggest fan. She was at all their games and spent many years coaching and traveling with her daughters, playing softball. She spent her summers at the ballpark and her falls at the football fields and watching wrestling matches.
Kathy was a stay-at-home mom while her children were younger. It wasn't until her kids were older and all in school that she decided to get a job working at the Uintah School District. She thought this was perfect because she would get the same days off and would be done working when her kids got home from school. She worked in the special education department, working with the kids who had learning disabilities. She worked at the Maeser Learning Center, the Vernal Jr High, Vernal Middle School and finally at Naples Elementary. She retired after 28 years in 2018.
Kathy loved the children she worked with. It was at that time that she read the books Harry Potter to the kids. She loved to read and was amazed at how much they were mesmerized by the books (and so was she)! That started her love for the Harry Potter books and she would share with all her students or anyone who needed them. She collected all things related to Harry Potter and in November of 2018 she fulfilled her dream of taking her whole family to Orlando, Florida to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Her family all loved seeing her face and delight of being there. She was happy to share that love with them.
Kathy lived a life of service. She loved to help and do for others. She would give the shirt of her back if you needed it. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and held many callings in the Davis 2nd ward. She worked alongside David in the Scouting program, and they served a stake mission together.
Kathy loved music. There was always music playing at home. She was very knowledgeable about the artist and lyrics. She had quite the collection of all kinds of music. She passed her love of music to all her kids. She would delight in one of her children saying "Mom you have to hear this new song!" She would then laugh and usually say "That is not a new song," and then she would play them the original.
Kathy passed on to her next adventure on Saturday October 2, 2021 in Payson, Utah with her loving family by her side, who she loved with her whole heart. Even though it was hard for all of those she leaves behind, they know that this is only temporary and they will be with her again someday. There was no doubt a joyous reunion with her family in heaven that went before her.
She is survived by her loving husband David Hatch, her children: Heather Hatch (Billy Watson), Isaac and Celestial Hatch, and Bonnie Hatch.
Her grandchildren: Brady, Celissa, Kaden, Colby, Cambria.
Her sister Cheryl Weeks, brothers, Jeff (Jan) Weeks, David (Margo) Weeks,
Brother's-in-law: Douglas (Carol) Hatch, Kenneth Hatch, Jerry (Jean) Hatch,
Sister's-in-law: Kathie (Wayne) Jenkins, Ruth (Reid) Samuels.
She is preceded in death by her parents Nelson Gene and Janett Weeks.
Her in-laws Boyd and Enid Hatch
Sisters in law: Mary Ellen Hatch, Glee Girshberger, and niece Madison Weeks, and many other Aunts and Uncles.
Her family would like to thank the doctors and Nurses at the Ashley Regional Medical Center, and Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah for the loving care that she received.
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."- Albus Dumbledore
Funeral services for Kathy will be held Friday October 8, 2021 at 11:00am at the Davis 2nd Ward Chapel (4080 East 2500 South). A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home, and Friday from 9:45am - 10:45am at the church. Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com.
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