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Patricia Ann Hatton

January 8, 1928 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Patricia Hatton Obituary

Pat was born January 8th 1928 in Columbus, Ohio and died September 7th, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona.  Pat graduated from West High School in 1946 and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Administration in 1950.  Pat’s first job as a social worker was in a Settlement House in East Las Angeles.  In 1953 Pat moved to Phoenix, Arizona for a job with the YWCA.  In July 1954 Pat met Roger L. Hatton and they married November 6th, 1954.  On January 9th 1955 Roger was discharged from the USAF and in 1956 they moved to Columbus, Ohio.  Pat worked for the Franklin County Welfare Department as a Case Worker for a short time and then became the Executive Director of The Franklin County Camp Fire Girls of America.  While in Columbus Roger attended The Ohio State University and they had three children Cheryl, Gary, and Annette.


The Hatton’s returned to Arizona July 4th, 1964.  Pat was active in the Tempe community Where she served on the Tempe Parks and Recreation Board, the Tempe Community Council and the Boards of Desert Samaritan Hospital, United Food Bank, and the League of Women Voters.   She was active in Temper Sister Cities, Tempe Garden Club, Tempe Leadership, the Maricopa Association of Governments Social Services Committee and an active member of PEO, and a book club at Changing Hands.


Pat was one of five women inducted in Kiwanis after Kiwanis International lifted its gender ban.  She served on the Kiwanis Club of Tempe Board of Directors, 1991 - 1993.  Pat was elected and served on the Tempe City Council , 1976 - 1992.  She also served as Vice Mayer for one term.  In 1984 Pat was the recipient of the 11th annual Don Carlos Humanitarian Award.  Few people can say they have a public building named after them.  Hatton Hall is a meeting facility just West of the Tempe Community Council, which was named in Pat’s honor in 1993.


The Hatton’s retired in 1992 and spent their summers at their cabin in Pine Top until 2019.  They moved to Friendship Village Tempe in 2017 and Pat was under Hospice of the Valley Care for about six months before she passed.


Pat is survived by her husband Col. Roger L. Hatton, children Cheryl Fencl, Gary Hatton, Annette Clawson.  A sister Lynn Caldwell,  grandchildren Father Michael Clawson, WO1 Wesley Clawson (Jackie), Kate Ramsey (Nolan), Mathew Clawson, and Emma Barnes (Harrison), Great Grandchildren Emily Ramsey and David Ramsey.

Memorial service will be held Saturday October 7th 10:00 A.M. at Friendship Village, Skirm Auditorium 2645 E. Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ. 85282

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