HANKSVILLE — Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, Harold Steven Hatch, 69, died from complications due to cancer Feb. 6, 2020, surrounded by his family in Richfield. He was born in Salt Lake City, Oct. 19, 1950, a son of Gordon and Norma Ekker Hatch, and the grandson of Harold and Nell Ekker, Hanksville.
He graduated from Green River High School in 1969, where he met his sweetheart, Carolyn Reay. He was a basketball player, drummer and loved roaming around the desert and mountains of southeastern Utah with his Grandpa Harold. He attended Utah State University and Dixie College before marrying his wife, Carolyn, March 11, 1972, in Green River. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS temple Aug. 19, 1981.
Steven worked for 32 years for the Utah Department of Transportation. He served as a Wayne County Justice of the Peace and as a firefighter for the town of Hanksville. He also served as bishop of the HanksvilleLDS ward for several years and during that time he developed many close relationships and had an influence on many of the youth. His home was welcome to all.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, trapping, hunting, mining, playing music and had a passion for rock hounding. More than anything, Steven was a family man and loved each and every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all of his heart.
The world has lost a beloved, spirited man.
Steven is survived by his father, Gordon Hatch, Richfield; his wife, Carolyn Hatch, his children, Kori and Fred Weihing, all Hanksville; Amy Gleave, St. George; Sheldon Hatch and Joseph Garcia, Salt Lake City; and Dana and Ben Hewitt, Draper; brothers, Kevin and Susie Hatch, Hanksville; Landon D. Hatch, West Jordan; and Robert Peterson, California; sister, Kathy Fulton, Canada; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Norma, and his son, Steven Shae Hatch.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., in the Hanksville LDS chapel, where friends may call for viewing Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Hanksville Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.
Online guestbook at springerturner.com.