Hatch to turn 100 next week; celebration planned for Sunday

RANDOLPH, Utah — Elaine Hatch of Randolph will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Elaine was born in Salt Lake City, on Nov. 21, 1917. She was the first of 10 children, and has eight brothers and one sister.

She grew up in Laketown, Utah, where she attended school, graduating from North Rich High. Following graduation, she attended and graduated from LDS Business College in Salt Lake. She worked at the college to help pay her tuition. 

After graduation, she moved to Randolph, where she met Dale Hatch; they were later married in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to the Hatch Ranch, where she continues to reside. She has lived on the ranch for 79 years.

She and Dale had five children: Vernon (Joyce) Hatch (both deceased), Gwenda Batty of Evanston, Doug (Joanna) Hatch of Randolph, Elva (Lavar) Putnam of Evanston, and Marie (Roger) Whitaker of Brigham City, Utah.

She worked at the Randolph Garage, owned by the Bell family, for more than 25 years. After she retired, she and Dale spent winters in Arizona with their race horses.

She has many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. She has always been active in her church callings and enjoyed being a member of her card club for 50 years.

She loves to watch the Utah Jazz basketball games, baseball games, and has put many puzzles together. She enjoys embroidering, reading and visiting with family and friends.

A celebration is planned for this special occasion from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Randolph Senior Center. Family and friends are invited, and a luncheon will be served.

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