It is my sad duty to report that the Post 72 Adjutant and longtime Legionnaire, Judy Hatch, passed away December 30, 2021 at the VA Medical Center Phoenix Community Living Unit during her hospice care.
Services will be held
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10 AM
Christ Church of the Valley (CCV)
15025 N. 19th AVE
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Honor Guard Rifle Salute – Arizona Post 41
Flag presentation ceremony – USAF funeral detail
Welcoming remarks church minister and invite to speak;
Presentation to the Family – Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame
Post 72 Family Remarks – Post Commander, Jon Altmann
Concluding remarks and prayer by the CCV minister.
If there is another Legion group that wises to make remarks or a presentation to the family prior to the Post Commander’s Remarks,
please let Commander Altmann know to advise the church staff. jcaltmann
Judy’s internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later announced date.
Legionnaire Hatch was a 29 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having retired as a Master Sergeant, serving in an active duty Federal billet with the Arizona Air National Guard. She entered the Air Force in 1961 and over the next many years served active or reserve duty with the Air Force before moving to Arizona and joining the Arizona Air Guard as an active duty member until her retirement in 2000. Prior to her coming to Arizona, she was a deputy sheriff with the Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Office.
Judy is survived by her two adult sons and grandchildren.
She is most noted for her leading the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremonies in Phoenix over the past several years, along with her several years of service as the representative for The American Legion Department of Arizona to the Veterans Administration Medical Center Advisory Council Phoenix.
Please keep the Hatch Family in your thoughts and prayers.