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Obituary: Irene R. Hatch

Irene Rogers Hatch, 105, died peacefully at her home in Murray, Utah, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. She was born June 13, 1906, in Lehi (now Mesa), Ariz., daughter of Isaac H. and Myra Sanders Rogers.

She graduated from Mesa Union High School in 1925. She married Charles Jenner Hatch on Jan. 13, 1928, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Irene was a lifelong and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held various positions in all auxiliaries of the Church. She especially enjoyed her time serving with her husband in the Cub Scout organization and teaching Primary. After her husband's death in 1966, she worked for the Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Ariz., for many years. She shared her knowledge and expertise in gardening with the customers. She moved to her daughter's home in Murray in 1993 and enjoyed attending the Salt Lake and Jordan River Temples several days a week until just a few years ago.

Irene and Jenner were blessed with seven children: Duane (Rose Marie) of Clinton, Utah, Lorraine Smith (Larry) of Murray, Utah, David (Delcena) of Mesa, Ariz., Darrell (Rinda) of Centerville, Utah; Von (late Barbara) of Montezuma Lake, Ariz., and Roger Kay and Shirley Ann, who died as infants. They had 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two of her nine siblings, Francis (Darlene) Rogers of Portland, Ore., and Lucille Rogers Burnham of Gilbert, Ariz.; and one sister-in-law, Leah Rogers of Coolidge, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a favorite charity or the Missionary Fund of the Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 5735 S. Fashion Blvd., Murray, Utah. A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St., and Monday at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

A viewing will be on Oct. 8, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave, Prescott, Ariz. Graveside services will follow at Chino Valley Cemetery, Chino Valley, Ariz.

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