Verle Howard Hatch

November 22, 1929April 6, 2013

Verle Howard Hatch, 83 of Tulalip passed away April 6, 2013. He was born November 22, 1929 in Tulalip, WA to Cyrus and Martha Hatch. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict where he was a prisoner of war. He met and married Anna Mae Gobin on January 15, 1954. He worked on a tug boat for E.A. Nord and Foss Tug for many years and he worked and retired at Tulalip Housing. He was active in the Tulalip Color Guard for 25 years. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Anna Mae; three daughters, Karen Bayne, Vicki Jablonski, and Gloria Hatch; sister Betty Smith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded death by his parents, brothers, George Rice, Ernest Dunbar, Wayne Hatch, Cy Hatch and sister, Frances Jackson. We love you Pa and will miss you greatly! Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, followed by an Interfaith service at 6:00 PM at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Karen hatch

April 16, 2013

Dad, mere words aren't enough to express my feelings of deep love and respect for the life you gave me. I Thank GOD for giving me such a wonderful father. Dad the best way I can honor your memory is to NEVER forget ALL you taught me. As I have grown up, so many times through out my life your words have come to my mind that helped me thru stormy times. As youngsters we tend to not appreciate why our parents do as they do, say what they say, then one stormy day as I navigate thru positive and negative situations and it looks like tough seas are ahead your words come to my heart and steer me straight making it through the storm. For your wisdom you imparted upon me I will preserve your memory thru teaching my children and grandchildren as you did, with kindness and a gentle spirit that made me feel safe and secure.
Dad you are my rock in stormy times. Heaven has one more bright shining star in the great expanse. Everytime I look up in the sky and see all those shining stars I will see you and our ancestors smiling back at me and find immense comfort in that. DAD, now I know why the stars shine.
Eternally yours
Love you so
Miss you even more
Your Eldest Daughter
Karen Lee Hatch

Karen Hatch

April 16, 2013

Dad, words can not express how much I miss you. Through out my life you have been my rock. You taught me well dad and I will never forget what you taught me as a child and more so as an adult I value and hold on to your teachings even more. I will always remember all we talked about and hold on tight to the words of love and family and not to let the world take us apart. You so protected me growing up and the best way to honor you is to continue the path you set for me by teaching me right and wrong and to value and take care of our family. I will raise my family in honor of you dad and teach them all you taught me. I love you dad and miss you more than mere words can say. Heaven has a bright light shining now and every time I look at the stars and see all the shining lights up there I see you smiling back at me. I know why stars shine now dad.

April 14, 2013

Dad, It's been a few days now since you left us, I miss you more than words can say! I want to thank you for giving me a wonderful life. Your legacy as a family man and a POW will live on in my heart forever. I want to thank you for being with my mom for 60 years, not very often does daughter get to brag that she has parents that are still together but even more so for 60 years. You taught me many things in my lifetime and even now in this time of my life I reflect back on you to find my answers. I forget sometimes but I promise you I will try harder to be the person you raised me to be. That is to be true to yourself and others, respectful, honest and to be proud and hold my head high. I remember when you told me those words. Thank you dad for being the most awesome dad a daughter could ever have. I love you with my whole being and I will always carry you in my heart!

Gloria Hatch

April 14, 2013

I miss you so much dad, I will love you for ever and ever you taught me so much.and most of all I will alway remember all the thing that me and you always did together when I was a kid I will forever keep in my heart.but now you are gods hands now I will see you some day soon love you dad.

Linzee Jablonski

April 10, 2013

My dear grandpa I love you so much you have taught me and showed me so many things that I will forever hold in my heart! You gave me my first slow dance grandpa I knew from that very moment that it would forever be my favorite most precious moment! You were such a strong amazing man and I admire everything about you! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such wonderful grandpa and for giving me a heart full of memories I will forever treasure! May you rest in peace grandpa no more pain only smiles and love I will miss you more then words can say
I love you so much.

Don Hallanger

April 10, 2013

In Rememberance of Verle Hatch -
You worked for me for about ten years on the tug Plumas. You are a Korean war hero, who deserves our respect. Rest in peace Verle, your jobs on earth were well done.
Capt. Don Hallanger

Kibby Johnson

April 10, 2013

My prayers and love to all.

Linda Henry

April 9, 2013

My heart goes out to the family. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love so much. Verle was a very honorable and humble man. He worked with my Dad Port Cooper on the tug boats where I got to go on a ride with my friend Karen, Verles Daughter, and we had a great time. Verle will always remain in my heart and be deeply missed. He's up their with my mom and dad now. My love and prayers go out to Annamae, Karen, Vicki, and Gloria.

Andrew James

April 9, 2013

Corporal Verle H. Hatch US Army soldier it is with a heart burdened with sorrow at this time that I PFC Andrew James US Marine Corps bid you farewell until we meet again.

At this time I stand to releive you of your post here on earth and remand you to the command of our supreme commander.

With this prayer that he grant you the final command-AT EASE SOLDIER- Rest now my beloved elder.

Andrew James USMC

Linda Tolbert

April 9, 2013

Words of condolences come from our hearts and are passed from friend to friend.

As we come together to celebrate the life of Verle, we offer healing words and prayers to each other.

We share in the healing process of all family members and friends, we are there to offer a warm comfortable hug or offer words of encouragement.

The Circle of Love between friends and family is a strong bond in deed, and that it only gets stronger as time goes by.

Don't be afraid to reach out to each other and remember the good times we had with Verle.

I offer prayers to the family and friends from my heart, soul and mind, because Verle has left a part of himself in my heart, my soul and my mind.

My love and prayers go out to his Anna Mae, Vicki, Gloria and Karen as well as his many other family members and friends