MaryLou Hatfield

June 18, 1937-October 9, 2017

The Lord opened up his hands and heart and took a new angel home … We thank him for allowing us to have our own angel here on earth and rejoice in the fact that we got to be a part of her family. As a family, we surrounded her in her final days with all of our love and affection. We laughed together and cried together. We leaned on each other and held each other up. We all have an incredible weight on our hearts, not only because she was such a significant part of our lives, but because she had also touched the hearts of so many friends and acquaintances. Our angel’s memory lives on.
MaryLou Hatfield, 80, of Laurel, fought a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away peacefully in her home in the early morning hours on Monday, Oct. 9, surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
MaryLou contributed 48 years to providing tax services, the last several years at Coburn Tax Service in Laurel. She volunteered on the Herbstfest committee, and served her church as Treasurer. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at Alberta Bair Theatre. She had a passion for sewing and quilting, growing her flowers, collecting angels, and most of all her family. G Lou could be seen in the crowd cheering on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Softball, Dance, Cheerleading, Volleyball and Football. She supported all of her grandchildren’s interests.
MaryLou is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Hatfield; two sons, Ray and wife, Chris, of Cody, Wyo., and Sam, of Billings, Mont.; daughter, Kim (Flemmer) and husband Rick, of Park City, Mont.; five grandchildren: Rachel James and husband Luke; and Becka Thompson, both of Cody, Wyo., Kaitlyn Flemmer, Brandon Flemmer and Megan Flemmer all of Park City; and four great-grandchildren: Oakleigh, Hailee, Brody and Ryker, all of Cody. Also surviving are her sisters, Betty Kinsman of NY and Phyllis Hulburt of Pa., and brother, Ray Manning of Pa., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She considered so many friends as family.
Memorial services will be conducted at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the Park City Civic Center.
Memorials in the name of MaryLou can be directed to one of the following: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation,, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502; or the Alberta Bair Theatre, PO Box 1556, Billings, MT 59103.


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