Kendall Price Hatch

1935 ~ 2021


June 9, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens,, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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  • Kendall Price Hatch, age 85, passed away peacefully Friday, June 4, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

    Born September 5, 1935, Kendall was raised in Salt Lake City, attending Granite High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps and honorably served his country and was forever Semper Fi. He then served a three-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Australia, which included playing basketball for the “Mormon Yankees,” and later attended the University of Utah and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah Law School.

    Kendall married Marva Rae Goring August 11, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple while attending school. Together they raised four children who he loved unconditionally. Rarely was there a little league, high school or college game where he wasn't found cheering in the stands. Kendall represented character and work ethic starting as a nine-year old paperboy in downtown Salt Lake and ending as a law professional. He was the manager of USF&G Insurance for 22 years and ended his career as a partner for the Salt Lake law firm of Dunn & Dunn before retiring at age 70. He was president of the Utah Historical Society and loved traveling the world studying history.

    Kendall was an avid outdoorsman, a lifelong golfer, hunter and fisherman. He loved all things outdoors, and especially loved cooking breakfast for his family in Millcreek Canyon and on the family annual deer hunt. He was a dedicated Utah Jazz fan and ALL sports from the University of Utah. He taught all his kids to love golf and created countless memories and life lessons that live on each time they tee it up today. He loved Christmas more than anything and was incapable of not opening presents first thing in the morning. He was always generous and willing to share what he had with anyone in need. Kendall was an instrumental leader in the Salt Lake AA organization and inspired thousands of people to live a life free from addiction.

    He is survived by his wife of 60 years Marva Rae Goring, sons Mark (Teresa) and Michael, daughter Allison Nielsen (Tod), daughter-in-law Andrea, 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Margaret Hatch, his four siblings, and his beloved son Robert.

    In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System ( and the Salt Lake chapter of AA (

    The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at Ashford Assisted Living of Draper, his amazing physical therapist Jamieson Stuart, the kind hospice staff of Active Home Health, and his dedicated and loyal medical team at the VA, Leigh Anne, Angela and Amy, for making his last years so comfortable and filled with love and happiness.

    A service will be held on Wednesday, June 9th at 2:00pm at Larkin Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Friends and family may call beginning at 12:30 pm. Social distancing is appreciated. Others may join with this Zoom link:, beginning at 2:00pm. Interment will be at Larkin Cemetery immediately following.


    Mr. Hatch was one of those people I always loved to see. In addition to wisdom, he had a kindness and patience that was unmatched. I am saddened to hear of his passing but celebrate all the positive he brought to the world. His influence was undeniable and so appreciated. To Mark, Michael and family - I wish you peace and comfort. Thank you for the love and kindness your family embodies.

    - Aaron Gibbs
    Kendall was a amazing man. He inspired my own recovery. What a great model of recovery. So sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort the family.

    - Jerry Jaramillo
    We send our love and condolences to Marva and her children. Kendall and Marva were such a big presence in our professional, and later, our social lives. The fun times spent on the golf course - oh, the stories, attending social events in their backyard, conventions, dinners and brunches with the Blue Goose and the conversations - Kendall always had a way of leaving a positive & uplifting impression. God bless.

    - Chuck & Kathy Carr
    I am sorry to hear about Kendall. I always trusted his advice and direction. Vaya Con Dios Mi amigo.

    - John Vickrey
    Marva and family, I just received this sad news on Monday night from Bob Rehm. What a shock? We are so sorry to hear this news. Kendall was like a brother to me. Although I knew he was failing, it is still hard when the time comes. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you you all. Roger and Suzy Baird

    - Roger Baird
    So sorry to hear about Kendall. He was a great guy and always a pleasure to be around. He will be missed by all.

    - John Paris
    Dear Marva Rae and Hatch Family, Sorry I wasn't able to attend the funeral, but I just wanted to send sympathy and condolences. It's been a long time since I've seen you all, and I know my dad (John Geigle) would want us to send thoughts and love from the family. Our hearts are with you and we're praying for peace and comfort for your family at this time. God bless! Love, Jolyn, Jeff, Tony, Tom, and Ben Geigle

    - Ben Geigle
    Marva, I am so sorry to find out about Kendall. He was a very nice man, I remember seeing his eyes light up when you came into the room. I am sending you love and prayers. Love, Susan A.

    - Susan M Anderson
    Dear Marva and Family - so sorry to hear of Kendall’s passing, but know he is at peace and with loved ones. You are all in our prayers. My God fill you with love, peace and comfort. I have so many fond childhood memories of Kendall and still have the cherished “old timer” pocket knife he gave me as a gift for getting my Eagle Scout - I think of him every time I use it (usually fishing!). RIP great man!. - with love, Mark Baird

    - Mark Baird
    Dear Marva and family, We are saddened to hear of Kendall's passing. We hope that your last moments together were filled with love and celebration of his life. May you take the time needed to grieve and find peace as you ponder and cherish the memories made together. Love, Jared and Wendy

    - Jared and Wendy Robertson
    Sweet Marva We were all so sorry to hear about Kendall’s passing. It is never easy to lose someone you love especially when it is your spouse. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. You were both such dear friends to mom and dad and they so valued your friendship. I know she would be embarrassing you with hugs if she were here. I too have fond memories of Kendall during my USF&G days. He was a good man. May heavens blessings of comfort and peace be with you in the coming days! 💜 Debbie (Russell) Beck

    - Debbie Beck
    Please accept my condolences. Uncle Kendall was a very special man.

    - Michael L. Brindley PPS.
    Thank you for letting us know about Kendall. We have miss you two. Take care of your self marvelous Marva. Love to you and your family.

    - Maryanne Berrett