HATCH, BETTY MAXINE
Ocala - Betty M. Hatch, 82 of Marion Landing in Ocala, Florida completed her walk of life on May 25, 2018.
Betty was born January 10, 1936 to William (Bill) Maraday Lewis and Emma Aline (Fanning) Lewis in Marlow, Oklahoma. Betty and Donald W. Hatch were married May 19, 1956 in Lake Arthur, New Mexico. They lived in Artesia, NM until January 1958 when they moved to Roswell, NM and lived there until March 2013 when they relocated to Ocala Florida to be closer to family. Betty worked as a bank teller, branch manager, real estate agent and real estate office manager until finishing out her career at ENMU-R as a division secretary retiring in December 2001.
Betty is survived by husband Donald Hatch, son, Kenneth Wayne (Karen) Hatch, daughter Susan Nanette Hatch Whittington of Ocala, Florida. Grandson Cody W. (Kirsten) Whittington of Roswell, NM. Granddaughters Krista and Kyra Hatch, and Great-Grandson William Whittington. Brother-in-Law Robert (Linda) Hatch of Roswell, NM and Don Major of Artesia, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by parents Bill and Emma Lewis, infant daughter Donna Lynette Hatch, brother, William James Lewis and wife Bessie Lee, Sisters Wanda May Lewis and Bessie Aline Lewis Major and son-in-law Cliff Whittington.
Graveside Services for Betty M. Hatch of Ocala, Florida will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, October 5, 2018 at South Park Cemetery with Pastor Barry Anderson of Grace Community Church presiding. The family invites you to gather with them at Bethel Baptist Church for a luncheon immediately following the service with pictures set to music presentation.
Betty requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, nmbch.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com
To The Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Psalms 94:19 says "When anxieties overwhelmed me, you comfort and soothed me. Verse.22 “But Jehovah will become a secure refuge for me. My God is my rock of refuge". May Jesus promise at John 5:28-29 sustain you and comfort you during this difficult time and in the days ahead
Our prayers of strength and hope be with you Don, and the family.
Sincerely, Tim & Cheryl
Tim & Cheryl WaffulRoswell, NM
Sending our love and condolences to Betty's family. May the Good Lord comfort you during this time.
Glenda and Gene SmithGrand Junction, CO