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Betty Hatch

January 10, 1936 — May 25, 2018

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,

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at


Graveside Service

South Park Cemetery
3101 S Main St
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, October 5, 2018
10:00 AM
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