ESTHER HATCH MEMMOTT
Esther Hatch Memmott, beloved wife of the late Chester C. Memmott of Scipio, Utah passed away February 27, 2016 in Nephi, Utah. She was born June 15, 1919 in Scipio, Utah to Marvin Muir & Frieda Henrietta Olsen Hatch. She was the fifth daughter of eight children. She was a graduate of Millard High School at the age 60, having left school her senior year to marry Chester on November 23, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on February 27, 1947 and served two missions for the LDS Church at Winter Quarters, Nebraska and Cove Fort, Utah.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Miriam (Tut) Tuttle, Ethel (Noel) Robins, Beth (Ferrell) Warner, Gladys (Graydon) Stone, Donna (Raymond) Nielson, Marva (Kent) Shepherd, & a brother Lloyd (Jean) Hatch; her sons, Raymond C. and Marvin J. Memmott, daughter-in-law, Kathleen Johnson Memmott, and grandson Colby Chester Hafen. She is survived by 4 children, Robert F. (Corinne) Memmott, JoAnn (Richard) Frost, Susan (Randy) Allred, Cindy (Roy) Hafen, 49 grandchildren, 136 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Mom graciously showed her love by preparing amazing meals for everyone who came to her home. She was a gifted seamstress and worked for Utah Opera Costume Dept. for years, sewing thousands of costumes. She was a gardener, upholsterer, quilter, hung wallpaper, painted, made curtains, bottled all her own fruit and vegetables, and made bread and soap. She could ride a horse, milk a cow, butcher an entire beef, raise chickens and run farm equipment; and yet she was always such a lady. She never wasted a moment!
Mom was filled with wonder of this earth and loved the many changes and inventions she experienced; but her greatest joy was the accomplishments of her family. She taught us to live life and love the adventure, always telling us we could do whatever we wanted if we worked hard. She taught her children and grandchildren how to endure through hardship, marriage and illness with dignity.
Mother's greatest gift to us was the deep love she had for our father. She longed for him and their home in Scipio where they spent their 78 years of marriage together. Mom, we are taking you home, home to the place you loved so much. We admire the grace and beauty you acquired, especially during the trials of this past year. You are our "Queen Esther" who is now with her beloved Prince and your love endures through the eternities.
The Memmott Family expresses their appreciation to The Victorian House and CVMC and their staff. All arrangements are made under the care of Hughes Mortuary 435-674-5000. Please visit www.hughesmortuary.com for complete service listing and to leave condolences.
Funeral Services: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00p.m. in Scipio, Utah. There will be a viewing at the Scipio Chapel prior: 10:00-11:30a.m. Interment will be at the Scipio Cemetery.