Virginia ‘Jennie’ Jean Hatch, 99
Virginia went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2017. She was born March 5, 1918, in Marysville, Mo.
She married Ellsworth Hatch in 1936 and became a Navy wife, traveling from coast to coast and even Panama through the war years and beyond. She raised four children during those years. After she was widowed, she worked in a doctor’s office in El Cajon, Calif., to put her youngest child, Michael through high school and then college.
When she retired in 1981, she moved to the Idaho Panhandle, first to Spirit Lake East and later to Coeur d’Alene. She had fallen in love with the area while on vacation and moving there allowed her to be closer to her brother, John Morris and to enjoy the four seasons and small town lifestyle. She had a cabin on Spirit Lake for many years where she enjoyed fishing and the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding forests. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and was an avid bridge player.
Ten years later her daughter, Donna, moved to Coeur d’Alene and made it her home too. She is survived and truly missed by her three children, Donna, Elizabeth and Michael; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her eldest son, Jr.; an infant son and a granddaughter preceded her in death.
Her ashes will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego where her husband and infant boy are buried.