Bruce Randall Hatch
Apr 26, 1933 – Dec 6, 2017
Bruce Randall Hatch, 84, of Federal Way, WA, passed away on December 6.
Bruce was born April 26, 1933 in Prescott, AZ. He attended schools in Bonita, Thatcher, Joseph City and Holbrook, AZ. Bruce graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in chemical engineering and served as an Air Force pilot for 21 years, spending a year and a half in the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Boeing in Seattle for another 21 years. Bruce served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Spanish American Mission in Texas and two, 20-month service missions with his wife. He served as a Bishop in the Federal Way 8th ward for five years and was active in scouting for many years with the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1957, he married Betty Kay McEuen in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa, AZ temple. They are parents of eight children. Michelle (deceased), Steven Randall (Susan), Erin Bruce (Michele), Tracy Porter (Collette), Brett Michael (Kristy), Mindy Kay, David Sterling (Kari), and Kristi Lyn Plaster (Corey). They have 30 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bruce is preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle, his parents, Anne and Grant Hatch, and his brother, Sheridan. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hansen and his brother, Douglas Hatch.
Bruce will be remembered fondly for the legacy he leaves of service, kindness, hard work, faith, humor, dedication and love. He never once said a negative word about another individual and always had a lopsided grin for everyone. Bruce loved rocks and spent many hours collecting and making jewelry. He will be dearly missed. Until we meet again...
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