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Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery

401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

OBITUARY

Zane Michael Hatfield

December 22, 2006January 8, 2020

Zane passed away at the Ryan House in Phoenix on January 8, 2020 after an amazing 13-year life. Zane was born in Fort Myers, Florida on December 22, 2006, in the middle of a 15-month road trip with his parents Jeff and Susan, and his older brother Justin. The theme of the road trip was visiting all of the National Parks in lower 48, which he accomplished both in utero and after he was born.

Zane lived with Trisomy 18, which along with other diagnoses, brought many challenges and limitations. His parents were told he would die within a few months. But being the positive and energetic spirit he was, he proved the doctors wrong by living for another 13 years.

Spending time with his family made Zane very happy. He traveled, camped, hiked, swam, and even skied with the family. During these activities, and even though he could not speak, he was able to communicate his complete joy in being outside and included in what everyone else was doing.

He had an amazing spirit that lifted everyone around him. His family takes solace in knowing he is someone who knew no hate, no prejudice, and loved everyone unconditionally.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like people to consider donating to the Ryan House, an organization that provides pediatric respite, palliative, and hospice care. A link to the donation page is below.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

Zane Michael Hatfield

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Deanna Triano

January 28, 2020

Zane you were such a beautiful soul. You had the best smile and I loved your giggles. You were always there to brighten my day and I will always miss you.

Jody Terrizzi

January 27, 2020

Susan, Jeff and Justin,

I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember meeting him for the first time when he was just a tiny little thing and I thought he had the warmest little smile and he was so special. I feel so honored that I got to meet him. Even though I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with him he was always in my thoughts and so were you Susan. You are an amazing mother and those boys are so lucky to have you.

With deepest sympathy,

Jody

Christian Trevizo

January 24, 2020

This is Christian Trevizo. I will miss seeing you in the hallway . I will miss seeing you in advisory sorry ms Hatfield.
Love Christian❤😧

Amy Silverman

January 22, 2020

Susan, Jeff and Justin,
I feel so blessed to have known Zane for the short time that I did. He and all of you have touched my heart in a way that will stay with me for a lifetime. He was and will always be a true gift. He will shine his light on you always. I am grateful that I was able to play a small part in bringing Presley into all of your lives. I am so sorry for your loss. Heal gently.
Lots of love and hugs,
Amy
(Make-A-Wish)

Maryann Ramseyer

January 22, 2020

Dear Susan, Jeff, and Justin -

Zane was an amazing young man and I count myself blessed to have known him and to be graced with his sweet smile and spirit. May your memories bring you comfort in these days ahead. May you find peace in knowing he is watching over you all.

With love,
Maryann Ramseyer

Arnold Nippert

January 18, 2020

Zane, I’ll always remember your smile. Your parents took phenomenal care of you and your school family loved you. You were a positive influence and I will miss you.
Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Sharon Taylor

January 14, 2020

Susan, Jeff and Justin
So sorry to hear about your loss. You gave him a wonderful life with all your love and caring. He was so blessed to have you as his family. You’ll be in my prayers.

Sharon

Emma J

January 14, 2020

Zane, you are such a good person. We are all going to miss you in choir. You were such a great person and enjoyed being in choir with us. Thank you for being such a kind hearted and kind teen. We will miss you so much.
- Emma J 7th grade choir

Pam Demke

January 14, 2020

Susan, Jeff and Justin,
I’m sorry I never got to meet Zane but followed his journey through you. I know that he picked the best family to care for him. He was a fighter and you fought hard to get him the best care.
I know you will miss him terribly but he’s free and happy and you will see him again.
Love you,
Aunt Pam & Chuck

Renita Manuelito

January 14, 2020

Dearest Zane,
I remember your adorable smile,
I remember your eyes, so full of life,
I remember your contagious laugh
I remember you..so full of life and happiness
I will always remember you this way.
Thank you Zane for sharing a small part of your moments with me, I enjoyed every moment; my favorite moments were when I made you laugh❤️
Susan, Justin & Jeff,
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Zane's life, even if for a moment. Thank you for making his 13 years the best any child could have. You are the epitome of a wonderful, loving, caring family and Zane was blessed to have all of you.
Always, Renita Manuelito

FROM THE FAMILY