Jerald Farrell Hatch

Springdale, UT—Jerald Farrell Hatch, 78, returned to his Father in Heaven on the morning of May 22, 2019 at his St. George residence following a long battle with a rare condition called pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Jerry was born in Springville, UT on October 15, 1940 to F. A. and Ada M. Lund Hatch. He was married to his sweetheart, LaWana Carroll, April 15, 1961 in the St. George LDS Temple.

In his early years, Jerry was a cowboy through and through. He grew up on a ranch in northern Utah and was an experienced horseman. In his teenage years, his family moved to St. George; he attended Dixie High School (Class of 1958) and worked at the local Market Basket. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from Southern Utah State College, and went on to law school at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, CA. His work ethic was unmatched, he owned businesses in California, Nevada, and Utah. He spent the last 52 years residing in Springdale where he built his businesses and served as town councilman for three terms.

Jerry had a passion for early American history, travel, and for the ocean. He was an experienced master diver, snorkeler, and avid cruiser. Jerry loved music, specifically Hawaiian slack key, country, Reggae, and African. He loved working outside, and spending time with his family—he adored his grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, LaWana of Springdale; son Darren S. Hatch, of Cedar City; daughter Lisa D. Hatch Mickelson of St. George; daughter Leslee Hatch of San Juan Capistrano, CA; sister Colleen Hatch Atkin of Washington, UT; grandchildren: Jessica, Nicole, Eric, Jordan, Natalie, and Jared; one great-granddaughter: Alexa; numerous extended family members and close friends. He is preceded in death by his father F. A. Hatch; mother Ada M. Lund; brother William L. Hatch; brother Glade H. Hatch; and nephew Brent G. Hatch.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am at the LDS Chapel in Springdale, UT. A viewing will be held prior from 9:30-10:30am. Interment will take place in the Springdale Town Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pacific Whale Foundation at or to the Zion National Park Forever Project at

The family would like to specifically thank Jerry’s nurse, Janice Mitchell, Dr. Codiga and the team at Canyon Home Care & Hospice for the support they have provided.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary. Friends and family are invited to sign Jerry’s guestbook at



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Springdale Cemetery, Springdale, UT

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17 Responses

  1. Our group get-together’s will not be the same without Jerry Hatch. He was always so mindful of others and generous to all. Jerry and Lawanna were a handsome couple and they enjoyed their time together. We were always impressed with his work ethic, and that of his wife. Jerry had a wealth of knowledge earned the hard way. It has been a privilege to know and spend time with them. We are terribly saddened with his passing.

    Fred and Judy

  2. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
    Sorry I can’t be there. From INDIANA

  3. Sad news seems like yesterday running into Jerry he always had a big smile and was interested in what was going on in our lives he will be missed condolences to the family. Love Kris and Boyd

  4. I grew to know and appreciate Jerry’s abilities over the years. He was a capable and effective counselor on the town council. He was always positive and pleasant to be around. We became good friends over the years. I’ll miss his wonderful greeting each time we met. He was always anxious to help and complementary about business and the town. I’ll miss him, he was a big part of Springdale for me.

  5. Sorry to hear Jerry is passed. I know you will all miss him. He will still know of your love and prayers for him. LaWana I pray for peace in your heart.

  6. Dear LaWana and family,
    It has been a pleasure knowing you and Jerry, our privilege. I enjoyed working with Jerry on the KBC BOARDS.

  7. Dear LaWana, So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. I loved knowing you and Jerry and remember the days in Las Vegas. I will be out of town this week-end and so sorry I will miss his service. Love always, Virginia Joy

  8. LaWanna, my thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and your family. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to your sweetheart! May the love of family and friends help you through this sad time. Just know I love you.💕

  9. Dear LaWana and family,

    I feel extremely blessed that I met you down at Sanoviv hospital in Rosarito Mexico. Spending time with you was like spending time with dear old friends I had known for decades. I could tell immediately that you were solid upstanding people.🙏❤️ I loved hearing about the gas station near Zion and all of your other stories.

    Please accept my most sincere condolences and may God soothe your heart and comfort you with delightful memories.
    Much love from San Diego.
    Carolyn V.🙏🙏😘😘❤️🙏

  10. Hatch Family,
    Sorry for your loss. I will always be greatful to Jerry, letting me work for him in Jacumba, CA and Springdale, UT in his
    service stations. Great memories!
    Gary and Heather Carroll

  11. Dear LaWana and Family, no words can describe the sadness we feel in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We share this sadness with you and will miss Jerry. However, we will always treasure the fond memories of all the good times we had together. Please know you are all in our prayers. Dutch and Bobbie

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you, LaWana, at this sad time. I believe Penn and Jerry will have a great time reminiscing with Bill about many of the experiences they had together as Dixie boys, Your faith and hope will be an anchor for you in the days to come. I love my friendship with you. Mary Anne Smith

  13. Pacific Whale Foundation is grateful to be considered as a recipient of support in honor of Jerry Hatch. We aim to continue his legacy through our organization’s mission of protecting the oceans through science and advocacy, and inspiring environmental stewardship.

  14. Dear LaWana, I am grateful that Rick and I got to meet you and Jerry several times, over the years . It was wonderful having Jerry and You, with Leslee and Karen, join us for the Christmas parade in New Port Beach a couple years back. You both were very lovely,and gracious. We heard earlier , and as well, just received the funeral /ceremonial details. We are sad that Jerry has passed on. Our heartfelt goodbyes to Jerry, and we wish you the best of courage on carrying on to fulfill your destiny, LaWana , until you two join again in Heaven. God Bless You, and strengthen you , during this very hard time.
    Lovingly, Noelle and Rick McCredie. June 4, 2019

  15. We are so sorry 😐 for your loss. What a wonderful man and an amazing family. May he Rest In Peace.

  16. Hi Lawana, We are sadden to hear of your loss, we spent many good years with you and Jerry and shared many good times with the almost 30 years on Maui. We will miss going to Maui with having sold our time and Eileen’s health, we will not be able to make the trip anymore. We wish you very much Happiness for you and your family.
    Glen & Eileen Zabel

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