Carrole Snow Hatch passed away peacefully August 14, 2023 at the age of 92. She was born May 15, 1931 in St. George, Utah to Marian Miller Snow and Rulon Alma Snow. Her childhood was spent climbing the red hills of St. George with her siblings and cousins. One of her earliest memories was walking hand-in-hand with her parents to the St. George LDS temple, where she was baptized at age eight.
In her school years, Carrole participated in music and drama, developed her skills as a seamstress, and spent her summers working at Bryce Canyon. She graduated from Dixie High School in 1949 and attended BYU and Dixie College.
In 1950, she met Arthur J. Hatch and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George temple on September 6, 1951. The two shared a devotion to family and a strong work ethic. Never afraid of a challenge, Carrole made her own wedding gown.
As a young mother, Carrole continued to share her talents, performing with a singing group and in community theater productions. She modeled for local stores, sold housewares door to door, and later held a real estate license with her husband’s firm.
Carrole was warm, open, and inviting to all who visited her home, and she gave everyone a hug. Her friends recall that she greeted them with endearments such as “punkin’, dearie, missy, kitty, or dolly.” Her children and grandchildren enjoyed the best chocolate-chip cookies, caramel corn, and homemade bread.
Carrole helped her children appreciate their pioneer heritage and faithfully taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. She served in many callings including stake Young Women’s president and ward Relief Society president. As service missionaries in 2000, Art and Carrole hosted a traveling exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Serving those in need gave Carrole great joy. Her homemaking and crafting skills were used to bless others. She made rugs, quilts, dresses, booties, hats, and toys, many of which were donated to Church Humanitarian Services.
Together, Art and Carrole raised four children, doted on 18 grandchildren and currently have 101 descendants. They had been married 68 years when Art passed away in February of 2020. Their posterity will treasure memories made at Lake Powell and their Pinetop cabin.
Carrole is survived by her children Rick Hatch (Peggy), Heather Hatch Rohner (Tim), Kreston Snow Hatch (Karen), and Pamela Hatch Kitchen (David). Also by her sister, Rula Jean Snow Williams (Ned), and brother, Lowell “Rusty” Snow (Tammy). She was predeceased by her parents, her eldest brother, Edward “Ted” Snow, and sister Sharlene Snow Lyman (Kurt).
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to caregivers Tori Judd and Kylie Watkins, and the staff of Beehive Homes Gilbert and Always Present Hospice Care.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, August 21 at the Northridge Ward Chapel, 2424 N. Old Gilbert Road. Visitation will be at 9:00 am, with the memorial service at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.