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Lorin B. Hatch

Apr 24, 1926 Dec 21, 2023

Lorin B. Hatch died Thursday, December 21, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born April 24, 1926, in Pocatello Idaho. He was the fifth child of Wm. Everett and Lorraine Barrett Hatch. For much of his adult life he was known to friends as Larry Hatch. He married Louise Marie Christensen on December 26, 1945, in Albuquerque, New Mexico while he was in the Navy. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls temple in April 1947. Louise died in 2015, and he missed her very much. He has 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. They were blessed with four children: Lewis, now deceased, (Margaret); Barrett or Barry (Louise); Dianne (Mac) Mayer and Phyllis (Kyle) Ward.

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Lorin graduated from Boise Idaho High School during World War 2 and joined the Navy. He was in the Navy ROTC (office training) when the war ended. He did Navy basic training in the Great Lakes area. Because the war ended, he went to California to help put the incoming ships into “mothballs.” On the GI bill he went to college at Idaho State University, where he graduated in Pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist in Kemmerer, Wyoming; Burley, Idaho; Hagerman, Idaho and Twin Falls, Idaho. He was active in the LDS Church, serving in the Young Men’s program, High Priest quorum leadership, ward missionary program, ward clerk and temple worker among other callings. Especially in Hagerman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Louise were avid golfers. He passed along a love of sports to several of his children. One thing Lorin enjoyed for several years starting in high school was playing trumpet in a dance band that had about 4 other instruments. They played big band type music for church and community dances. Thanks to Phyllis, who cared for him in his home full time for the last 2 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary-Riverton Chapel, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah, where friends and family may visit from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place on Monday, January 8th, at 2pm in the Central Idaho Cemetery.

The service will be available to watch online using the following link:



Larkin Mortuary - Riverton

Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT

Funeral Service

Larkin Mortuary - Riverton

Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT

Graveside Service

Central Cemetery

Monday, January 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

On Central Rd South of Highway 30
Central, ID

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Larkin Mortuary - Riverton

3688 West 12600 South

Riverton, UT 84065

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Barry Hatch
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Dec 26, 2023
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