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Only a handful of actual grandchildren of Israel Dodge Allphin are still living in February of 1998. Since it is 184 years since the birth of Israel, that is quite unusual. We lost one of these dear family members on February 8, 1998, Ella Mae Allphin Hatch. We extend our love and sympathy to the family and friends. The following was taken from the LOVELL CHRONICLE.
ELLA MAE ALLPHIN HATCH - November 7, 1924-- February 8, 1998
An eternal sweetheart, a sister, an aunt, a mother, a grandma and great-grandma, and a friend. Ella Mae Allphin Hatch died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at her home in Lovell, Wyoming after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She began her mortal journey Nov. 7, 1924, the 10th child and fifth daughter of Reuben Lister and Ella Elvina Asay Allphin. She grew up attending school in Lovell, Wyoming graduating in 1943. She had many fond memories of her family and friends and had a closeness with them that remained strong through the years.
Ella Mae married her eternal sweetheart, Wilder True Hatch III, June 23, 1943, in the Logan LDS Temple. For the first 37 years of their marriage they lived between Byron and Lovell, Wyoming on the Hatch Homestead. Here they raised their five children. They treasured working, playing, dancing, serving, and loving their family and friends. Their home was always open to family and friends alike.. They moved to Lovell in 1980.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions in the church including a teacher in the various organizations, and as president of the Primary, Relief Society, and Stake Young Women, and as a Stake missionary. Two of her most favorite callings were serving as a visiting teacher and singing in the Relief Society chorus. Another one of her greatest loves was doing genealogy, tirelessly.
Ella Mae is survived by her husband, Wilder True Hatch III; son Wilder Kim Hatch and wife Dee of Lovell; Wyoming, son Ray Allphin Hatch and wife Sue of Byron;Wyoming, daughter Colleen and husband Charlie Durfee of Rock Springs, Wyo.; son Don Allphin Hatch and wife Janene of Byron; Wyoming, son Shane Allphin and wife Brenda of Orem, Utah; 27 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Chatterton, of Pocatello, Idaho; three sisters-in-law, Doris Allphin of Lovell, Evelyn Allphin of Cody and Joann Gifford of Utah; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, six brothers, and one grandson, Clinton Hatch.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the LDS Stake Center. Interment was in the Byron, Wyoming Cemetery.