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Marion (Hill) Hatch

Born: Mon., Feb. 7, 1927
Died: Tue., Apr. 7, 2020


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Marion Eloise “Beezie” Hill Hatch February 7, 1927 – April 7, 2020 Beezie Hatch passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 under the loving care of the Copper Queen Community Hospital staff in Bisbee, AZ. She was born February 7, 1927 in Rockwell, North Carolina to Charles Lee and Daisy (Arey) Hill.

She graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina with an AB Degree in Physical Education. She starred on the women’s basketball team where she earned the nickname “Legs Hill”. She worked as a PE instructor at Louisberg College in North Carolina where she met the love of her life, James Royce Hatch. On June 8, 1956 she married James in Tangiers, Spanish Morocco.

They had a son, Robert Lawrence in 1957 and a daughter, Jamie Maria born in 1958. The family had an adventurous life overseas in Spain, the Philippines, Korea and Thailand until settling in the Los Angeles area in 1973. Beezie had a love for life and was the best wife, mother and friend.

She enjoyed shopping, tennis, golf, swimming, bridge and more shopping. She loved to entertain and socialize and was always the life of the party. She loved her church family at Sierra Springs Church.

Survivors include her son, Robert (Sue) Hatch and daughter, Jamie (Tim) Pomeroy; 2 grandchildren, Richard and Melissa Hatch; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Garth Lee Hill, Verne Everette Hill and James Clifford Hill and her sister Daisy Marlyn “Marcie” Hill Berger.

She will be inurned with her husband at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorial gifts may be made to Sierra Springs Church. 8477 E Hereford Rd, Hereford, AZ 85615.

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Sandra Hays
   Posted Sun April 19, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Beezie’s passing. I had not heard from her and I was planning to call her today (Sunday the 19th). The last time we talked on the phone must have been just before she went to the hospital.
I became acquainted with Beezie when she and Jim began playing bridge in the local Johnstown- Milliken couples bridge club. Jim, Beezie and I went to some of the outdoor music concerts in the summer. Beezie and I went to the theater in Greeley to the Opera at the Met showings that played on Saturday.
Beezie and I moved to Arizona about the same time. Took me some time to find her. At first she did not answer my phone calls because she did not recognize my son’s name and number.
I will miss my friend Beezie but my life has been enriched by her friendship. I have many happy memories. Bye, bye Beezie, love you and will miss you

J. Matthew Brown
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Dear Jamie and Robert,
I just found out about your mother's passing. We want to express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It was a privilege participating in the care of your mother and father over the years. We have missed seeing Mrs. Hatch in the clinic in the past few months. She was a wonderfully sweet lady and everyone always enjoyed seeing her. Your mom and dad were such an amazing example of a beautiful marriage and partnership. We pray for the Lord's comfort for you and your family at this time. Johnstown and Milliken were blessed to have them as part of our community.
With kindest regards,
J. Matthew Brown, MD

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