“Jim”\nOur beloved brother, uncle, grand uncle, great grand uncle, friend and shipmate sealed his legacy of love, military service and good humor to his family, friends and country as he shipped away in his sleep on September 22, 2008. He was born on July 20, 1920 to James Leo and Della Lynne Hatch in Panguitch, Utah.\nHe spent his youth in Panguitch and enjoyed the summer months at “The Ranch” on the Mammoth, Castle Valley and other ranges herding sheep and cattle. He was happiest when out on the range on the back of a horse.\nHe spent his senior year living with his grandparents and graduated from Granite High School. He then went to the University of Utah.\nSince we were in World War II, Jim enlisted in the Navy to begin his training upon graduation. While waiting for acceptance, he attended Harvard for a time. His naval training was at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and served in the European Theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. While in the Navy, he attained the rank of commander. He maintained a close relationship with his shipmates and their families. Following World War II, he started a plastics business in Rushton South Lyon, MI which was subsequently sold. He then worked with a vocational school in Detroit, MI and Ontario, Canada which he bought and operated for 50 years.\nJim enjoyed his summers at his cottage on the shore of Lake Ontario where he had a vegetable garden and lovely flowers. He visited “The Ranch” often and enjoyed reunions at the Red Point. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.\nHe is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alma Lloyd. He is survived by three sisters, Edith (Ralph) Marchant, Marylin (John) Dahlstrom, Della (Ted) Farnsworth; sister-in-law, Melba Hatch; and caring, loving nieces and nephews. Thanks for the family’s tender care and for Hospice and the medical field’s expertise.\nJim’s wishes to be cremated will be honored and his ashes spread in an area at “The Ranch” that he called his Cathedral.\nA celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 in the Panguitch 2nd Ward at 12 Noon.\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choice.