Death in our family, Elva Oldroyd Hatch

I did not get a chance to blog this week, Pauls mother died last saturday.
We took a five day trip to Utah to be with our family, and shared many wonderful moments together as we celebrated the life of our amazing Mother.
Here is the link to her Obituary on the Deseret News Web Site.
And the text of the Obituary:

ElvaElva Oldroyd Hatch 1923 ~ 2008 Our beloved eternal companion, mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned home peacefully to her Heavenly Father on February 9, 2008 surrounded by her family. She lived an exemplary life and leaves behind a large posterity.Elva was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Venice, Utah to Harold Peter and Ruby Huetta Oldroyd. She married Conrad Valoi Hatch Feb. 25, 1949 in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of seven children. After graduating from BAC and Utah State University, she was secretary to the director of BAC and a part time English and Communications teacher at SUSC. She served her church in many capacities including Relief Society President, Gospel Doctrine Teacher and Matron of the St. George Temple.
Elva was devoted to her husband and family, had a tender heart and was a great source of comfort. She instilled in her family a love of our Savior, education and great books, especially the scriptures. A keen sense of humor endeared her to family and friends. She is survived by her husband and children, Dale (Danielle), Elaine, Lynn (Kris), Larry (Cheryl), Paul (Jenny), Anne (Stephen) Hunter, Linda (Lee) Wood. She is also survived by 37 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and sisters Arda Turner and NaDean (Harold) Beckstrand.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Hal, and her granddaughter Sharlyn. The family would like to thank Maree, Brenda and her other health care providers for their loving care. Funeral services will be held on Wed., February 13, at 11 a.m. in the Cedar City 8th Ward Chapel, 212 W. 200 S.

A viewing will be held in the Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 N. 300 W. Tue from 6-8 p.m. and Wed. from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment in the Cedar City Cemetery. On line condolences can be sent to In lieu of flowers you may contribute to the Elva Hatch Scholarship Fund at SUU.
Elva HatchPublished in the Deseret News on 2/12/2008.

Jenny Hatch

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