Kenneth M. Hatcher

Kenneth M. Hatcher

5/15/1934 — 6/9/2019

Kenneth Maynard Hatcher, 85, of Lewiston, passed away in Bountiful, Utah, Sunday, June 9, 2019, after losing his battle with cancer.

Ken was born May 15, 1934, in Jacksonville, Ill. He graduated from Lanphier High School in Springfield, Ill., and soon after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy along with three of his best buddies. He married Marilyn Ruth Wheeler on May 1, 1954.

After receiving training in electronics and radio communications from the Navy, Ken spent nearly all his career happily working as the communications engineer for the U.S. Forest Service in Grangeville. After retiring in 1994, Ken continued to work with emergency teams assigned to natural disasters and, of course, forest fires, through 2017.

Ken is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn; and children Bryan Hatcher, Kendalyn Hill (David), Lisa Banks, Melinda Faller (Marty) and Carolyn Curti (Mark); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Leland (Lee) Hatcher; and youngest daughter, Cheryl Hatcher.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, with a funeral following at 11 a.m. at the Lewiston Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 836 Preston Ave., Lewiston. Interment will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Normal Hill Cemetery, with military honors.

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Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Lewiston Idaho Stake Center
836 Preston Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

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Burial will follow at Normal Hill Cemetery.


Lucille and Bill Taylor

Dear Hatcher Family: We certainly mourn with you concerning your loss. However, we know that it is only a temporary parting and that there will be a grand re-union beyond the veil. Ken was, and is, one of the good guys. We wish you well.. Lucille and Bill Taylor with love.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:05 AM

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