Obituary of Margaret Louise Hatt
Margaret Louise Hatt
August 9. 1934-July 19,2019
Margaret Louise Parker was born to Otto and Edna (Meyer) Parker in Muscotah, Kansas on August 9, 1934. She was the oldest of seven girls. At 14 she worked in sheep camps, cooking for the sheep men. She only went through the eighth grade because she went blind from cataracts, and at 16 years old had surgery on both eyes. She grew up in New Plymouth, Payette and Ontario areas. At an early age, she married Russel Cramer, and acquired step children, Tom and Janica Cramer. They had two children, Wayne and Stormie. On November 10, 1972 she married Donald Hatt and became a mom to Mary Dawn and David. Margaret worked for the Mallard Grocery, for the Merc for 18 years until it closed, Toombs Janitorial, and the Red Apple for 11 years. She retired in 1996, and she joined Don to travel the USA, Hawaii sightseeing, hunting, fishing, and enjoy their children, many grand, great and great great grandchildren.
She was a 32 year member of the Ontario Emblem Club. Don and Margaret were Grand Marshalls of the Christmas Winter Wonderland Parade in 2008. Margaret loved going out to breakfast on Sunday morning with Breakfast Group of 14 every Sunday morning to restaurants through out the Treasure Valley. Margaret is survived by her husband, Don Hatt, cats Midnight and Carl, son Wayne (Beckie), daughter, Stormie Upward, daughter Mary Dawn Cradduck, son David (Gwen) Hatt, daughter, Janica Cramer, sisters Barbara Hovde, Shirley Neiberger, Donna Evans, and Kay (Mike) Widmer, brother-in-law Don Nielson, 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Otto Parker and Edna Brockman, step-father Elmer Brockman, sister Helen Nielson and Beverly Murphy, son-in-laws James Cradduck, Robert Upward, and Alvin Gafford, grandson Brent Gafford and son Tom Cramer, brother-in-laws Vaughn Murphy, Denton Hovde, and Jerry Evans. Celebration of Her Life service and reception will be held August 9, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Treasure Valley Baptist Church, 386 North Verde Dr. Ontario. Thank you to Heart and Home for their wonderful care of Margaret. Donations can be made to Idaho-Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing,1090 N Cole Rd., Boise, Id 83704 or Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret Hatt, please visit Tribute Store