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Obituary for Margaret Orton Hatch

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Margaret Orton Hatch

June 15, 1944 - March 22, 2014

Margaret Marie Hatch passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 69.

Margaret was born on June 15, 1944 in Ogden, Utah a daughter of Raymond and Elaine McArthur Orton. The youngest in her family, she was raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School.  She attended Utah State University and the College of Southern Idaho.

In 1963, Margaret married Dan Larsen and together they had two children, Kurt and Kristen. They later divorced and Margaret moved back to the Ogden area. In 1983, Margaret married Steven Hatch and became a mother to Mark and Johanna Hatch.

Margaret worked at Evans Grain for many years where she made lifelong friends.  She also worked at First Security Bank.

The most important thing in Margaret’s life was her family.  She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and had a close relationship with her siblings and large extended family.  She loved to travel and take the kids and grandkids to new places.  Margaret enjoyed the many McArthur campouts and all events with cousins, aunts, and all family members.  She was a great cook, had a great personality and enjoyed life to the fullest. Margaret was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and enjoyed the friendship of ward members. She will be greatly missed by all.

Surviving are her husband, Steven, sons Kurt Larsen and Mark (Angie) Hatch; daughters Kristen (Brad) Williams and Johanna Hatch.  Margaret is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Anisa Williams, Joshua, Hayden and Kortnee Hatch, and Samantha Hatch.  Surviving siblings are Ken (Nelda) Orton, Karma (Norm) Dahle, and Richard (LeAnn) Orton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter-in-law, Angela Larsen, and her grandson, Trevor Moore, who she will be very happy to see again.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Ben Lomond Cemetery


526 E 2850 N, , North Ogden, UT,

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Born: June 15, 1944
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Debra Foote posted on 3/27/14

I have always loved Margaret and send my love and peace to her family. Of course I feel a loss as well. I remember having long talks with her and how she was more than my aunt. She persuaded me (and Steve) to do a perm and hair cut for Steve and that they both took me to my first Greek restaurant and I tasted souvlaki. In looking back, I can't believe she trusted me to babysit as I was quite clueless about such things, but no harm done other than she had to crawl through a window in her house as I had fallen asleep, she had no key, and I didn't hear a thing. Good times! Memories are truly a gift. I will miss Aunt Margaret.


Ked Kirkham posted on 3/26/14

No loss from among the Johanna Stanbury Chugg family goes without somehow touching us all. We find a place in our hearts for those closest- those who daily will see the empty place, come into an empty room, rush to tell a delight and find again their mother, wife, sister has gone. We will remember you in our thoughts as long as you grieve, that you will not grieve alone.


Patty Carter posted on 3/25/14

Dear Anisa & family! I am so sorry for the lose of your Grandma. There are no word's to heal your pain but hoping that all of us are praying for you & to give you the peace & strenght that you will need in the coming day's. As we all know you will get to se your dear grandma again. im sure she is hugging your brother to death & he was there in open arm's to greet your grandma. Atleast you know they are together & not alone. Anisa we have grown to love you so much & we are so thankful for happy you have made our son. & thank's to your parent's for being so good to Colton. I know that there is nothing on this earth that he would not do for you. If you need anything at all we are here. I know death is so hard, loosing my brother & my dad was some of the hardest thing's in my life & left a huge void. But I try to feel that with happy memorie's just as they would want me to do. I love you Anisa & again im so thankful that you are apart of our family & we are here for you "ALWAYS"!!!


Jeri and Al Drummond posted on 3/25/14

Wonderful memories last an eternity. We are grateful to have known Margaret, and appreciate how she made us feel welcome and needed. She always dressed and looked so nice, even when she was hurting. To my sweet daughter, Angie, and her family, we share your pain. Remember "Don't cry because it's over--, Smile because it happened." Mom


Kathy Page posted on 3/25/14

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Margaret and enjoyed spending so much time with her and Steve at Mark and Angie's house. We felt like an adopted members of the Hatch family. My son called her Grandma and she welcomed it. She even shared her ice with him when he was little. She had a very giving heart and I know that her grandkids meant the world to her. Austin still plays with the truck she gave him for his 1st birthday. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.


Madeline Pappas Coleman posted on 3/25/14

Dear Family, This news has really taken me by surprise. I am so very very sorry to learn of Margaret's passing. She just was really a trooper and had so much life in her. To the Orton Siblings, wow, just always remember you are a very special family, and all the good memories she brought to everyone, and all the good times we all were able to share together.