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Our much-loved Mary Gay Hatch, 83, of Orem, Utah, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2018, surrounded by her closest friends Elaine Michaelis and Lu Wallace and other loved ones.
Mary Gay was born on April 6, 1934 in Springville, Utah, to William Arthur Hatch and Mary Ellen Ott. She was the youngest of six children. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Lula Campbell and ArLene Jones Christenson; and by her brothers Ferrell, Darrell, and Lyle Hatch. Mary has 23 nieces and nephews that enjoyed many adventures with her throughout the years.
One of Mary’s goals was education. She received significant education including being a certified professional teacher by the Utah Education Association. She also received a bachelor of science degree from BYU and a master’s degree in art education from Arizona State University.
Mary was instrumental in keeping open the BYU Academy (which became the beautiful Provo Library) until financial backing was obtained. She was very proud of that beautiful building.
Always ready to serve, Mary enjoyed her years as an LDS Temple worker in the Timpanogos Temple.
In her ward, Mary was appreciated as she fulfilled many positions, both in teaching and in leadership.
She also worked for years with children with special needs. Everyone loved Mary, especially the children.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at The Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary located at 495 South State Street, Orem, Utah. Viewings for friends and family will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary, and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. just prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.
We appreciate the outpouring of love, support, and service that has been given to our family at this critical time.
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