Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11th St., Gering, NE


Dora Elia Hatch

November 30, 1960August 24, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce Dora Hatch, 59 of Baytown, TX passed away August 24th 2020. She was born November 30th, 1960 in San Antonio, TX. Dora was married to Barry Hatch for 41 years.

Dora was an active member of her church and had a great passion for birding with her husband Barry. Her favorite bird was the Painted Bunting. She also loved traveling with her husband especially to Hawaii. Most important to Dora were her family which she loved more than anything. She overcame a difficult childhood to give her children and grandchildren a better life. The countless hours she spent with her grandchildren brought her great joy.

She is preceded in death by her mother Dora and father Antonio, aunt and uncle Joe and Angie Martinez who raised her as a daughter, sister Socorro Ybarrá and nephew Aaron Ybarrá. She is survived by her husband Barry, Keith and Mary and their son and wife Octavio and Debora, Eric and Kayla and their children Kadie, Adi, Finn and Sawyer, Barri and Tim Daniel and their children Ava and Lily. She is also survived by numerous sisters, brothers and in-laws, nieces and nephews and newly acquainted branches of the family that she was excited to discover.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 31st at 10 AM at Faith Family Church, 6500 N. Main St, Baytown, TX 77521.

As a family we want to be very responsible about how we celebrate her life. For those not comfortable coming in person, we fully respect that decision and will be live streaming the service to Facebook. For those attending in person, masks and social distancing will be required, please no hugging.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 2nd at 10 AM at the Gering West Lawn Cemetery, 1100 Cemetery Dr, Gering, NE 69341. This service will not be available online and again we ask those attending to wear masks, social distance and avoid hugging.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Dora's honor to the Friends of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge where she spent countless hours exploring and photographing nature. www.FriendsofAnahuacNWR.com/Donate


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Dora Elia Hatch

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Gloria Urdiales Cruz

August 29, 2020

Prayers to Berry and Family🙏Am glad Dora lived a happy 🌷life .RIP Dora🙏

Keleigh Brooks-Muska

August 29, 2020

Dora was a loved woman; she will be missed greatly.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May they receive peace and comfort during this time.

Sarah Graham

August 29, 2020

Dora had a way of making me feel like we were family even when we had just met and had only shared very few interactions. I found her to be a quiet and peaceful woman who I looked up to as I grew in my marriage as a very young wife. She mentored me without me even knowing...with her gentle heart, humble personality, and kind and loving support. She would
Lovingly give me advice at church, on the phone, and several events. Her advice always seemed to come from a sincere place of love and was easy to accept. I was so excited when we discovered how much we both liked birds and I delighted in texts or FB messages with her about all our cool bird stories. We shared a favorite bird... The Painted Bunting. I know she is in heaven but it really hurts to know I won’t get to interact with her frequently here on Earth. Barry thank you for having the kind of Godly marriage Leonard and I could
Look up to over the years. Leonard and I still have a framed photo Barry & Dora took
at a couple’s church event many years ago hanging on our wall.

And to Everyone of Dora’s children & grandchildren you are each so blessed to have such an amazing woman as part of
Your family tree. She loved you all dearly and spoke of each one of You frequently throughout the years.

Carla Mansee

August 29, 2020

My dear friend, Dora, you will be greatly missed by all. You were a faithful servant to our pastors and a faithful friend. You were loved by everyone, and I never heard you say an unkind word about everyone. In Heaven, you will no longer suffer, and I rejoice in that. For us who remain, your departure is painful — especially for Barry and your family. Praise the Lord, for the Holy Spirit who brings us comfort.

Alane Babcock

August 28, 2020

I will miss Dora's bubbly & happy personality. Dora was always very welcoming to me.
I will miss Dora's smile & God's love coming from her.
Barry & Barri get as close to God as you can, let Father God hold you close & comfort you both.
Don't let anyone tell you how long you should grieve. If you need 2 cry all day do it.
Know that I'm praying 4 you daily.
Father God hold Barry & Barri in your loving arms.

Gloria kwaczala

August 27, 2020

My heart aches for you and your family.
Dora was an absolute angel. She was so giving and loving. The friendship and love you had for each was obvious. Barry you face lit up with love every time you spoke of Dora. Your family is my heart and prayers. God bless!

Christopher Rincon

August 27, 2020

It was always so tender to see how Dora supported Keith and Mary when Octavio was just a baby and they were young and overwhelmed. I also enjoyed Grandpa Barry's "dad" jokes and no matter where they were, they seemed to be enjoying life together. I will never forget the family trip to Hawaii in 2006 but I will regret not going to visit Pearl Harbor with Barry and Dora, since we all enjoyed visiting historic sites. How wonderful that she instilled a love of nature and history in our extended family. May she rest in eternal peace.

Christine Paradis

August 27, 2020

I miss your beautiful smile and laughter. I miss playing cards and bowling with cats. Your love, your faith and gentle nature will live on in your kids and grandchildren. Thank you my friend! I love you!

Randy Harrison

August 27, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God's peace and comfort for you and the family.

Kim Bryant

August 27, 2020

I will miss Dora who was a faithful member of my church for years. I’ll never forget the day she invited me over to her home to watch a movie. We didn’t know each other well and it surprised me that she basically invited a stranger over. She was always quiet at church (at least I thought so). But we had a great time and I always thought so much of her for making the effort to invite me over. My heart goes out to her husband, Barry and her daughter Barri who I consider a part of my church family. Love you guys and praying for comfort for you. Dora - I will see you on the other side my friend. Love you! 😘


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