Dr. Kenneth Marchant Hatfield, 82, passed away August 30, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born August 6, 1933 in Oakland, California to Richard Frank and Pearl Marchant Hatfield.
On August 21, 1959, Ken and Eloise Hatfield were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and later that evening, he graduated from BYU.
Prior to marriage, Ken served in the US Navy and after serving his apprenticeship; he was assigned as a hospital corpsman and stationed in the hospital for eighteen months. It was there that Ken came to understand the meaning of ambition and applying your best efforts in life. More importantly, he found the profession he desired. Ken went on to graduate from medical school and had a family practice in Mesa, AZ for many years.
After retirement, Ken and Eloise served medical missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile, Southwest United States and Japan.
Ken is survived by his wife, Eloise and their 8 children, Stephen (Andrea) Hatfield; Kent (Collette) Hatfield; Diana (Chad) Lunt; David (Sharon) Hatfield; Mark, (Jodi) Hatfield; Scott, (Amy) Hatfield; Julie Dyer, Susan (Dana) Hogle; 41 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard Hatfield and Jerry Hatfield. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Lynne Haslam.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 6-8 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Desert Vista Ward, 633 S. Higley Road, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be Friday, September 4, at 11 AM, with visitation at 10 AM, at the same location. Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.