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Tressa Deon Cripps

April 23, 1958 — October 27, 2022

Cedar City

Tressa Deon Hatch Cripps      April 23 1958 - October 27, 2022
   Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend Tressa Deon Hatch Cripps (Terri) passed away peacefully on October 27th, 2022 in Cedar City, UT.  Terri was born April 23, 1958 in Provo, UT to Ervin Larry and Mignon Hatch.  
   The family spent their early years in northern Utah before moving to Cedar City, shortly after which they moved to Parowan where Larry took a job teaching Art at Parowan High School.  Terri graduated from Parowan High School in 1976, after which she married David Clyde on June 11th 1976.  The couple moved to Las Vegas, where she worked as a seamstress making costumes for shows at the Frontier Casino.  They then moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, where their daughter Patricia Ann was born in 1982.  Terri and David divorced shortly thereafter.
   Terri and her daughter moved back to Utah in September, where she attended SUSC and received her Bachelors in Business Education.  While doing her student teaching she met Donald Cripps, they instantly fell in love and were married November 4th, 1988 in the St. George Temple.  Their newly formed family lived in Hurricane for a few years before moving back to Cedar City, where they spent their remaining years.  
   Terri’s greatest passion was music; whether it be singing, playing piano and guitar, or listening to classic country, showtunes, and gospel music.  She also deeply enjoyed crafting and sewing in many different forms and could always be found working on a project of some kind.  She greatly enjoyed a good board or card game, and her family and friends will testify that she was a fierce competitor at such.  Her favorite past time, however, was simply spending time with her family and friends.  She always made everyone feel that they were loved and accepted, whether they were family or not.  
   Terri is survived by her father E. Larry Hatch, her sisters Patti (Armando) Olvera, Kayrene (Scott) Bishop, daughter Tricia (John) Adams, son Rob (Chelsea) Cripps, and six grandchildren: Gideon, Serenity, Gavin, Jasper, Joshua, and Rebecca.  She was proceeded in death by her mother Mignon Hatch, and her husband Donald Cripps. 
   The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of IHC Cedar City Hospital, Zion’s Way Home Health, Dr. Ken Baird, and Dr. Jason North and staff, for the wonderful care she received in her final years.  
   A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, November 4th at the LDS Chapel located at 520 South 1100 West.  A visitation will take place prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 am, with graveside services to follow at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Hughes Mortuary.  There will also be a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, located at 725 S 1100 W.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

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