Marian (Miller) Hatcher

Died: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church


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  Marian Hatcher, nee Miller, died peacefully February 3, 2017 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family.  Marian was preceded in death by her parents, James L. and Hilda Miller, her brother, James L. Miller, Jr. and her son, Michael Hatcher.  She is survived by her husband, Walter L. Hatcher, Washington; four children, Marihelen Hatcher, Columbus, OH; John (Nancy) Hatcher, Washington; Bill (Melanie Bell) Hatcher, Tucson, AZ and Carol Anne (Sean) Ahrens, Denver, CO and a grandson, Jack Ahrens, Denver, CO; three brothers, William L. (Jackie) Miller, Washington; Thomas L. (Marilyn) Miller, St. Louis and John E. (Bonnie) Miller, Osage Beach; special goddaughter and niece Jeanne Miller Wood, Washington; and other family and friends.  She was loved by all.

  Marian received her BA in Art from St. Mary College, Xavier, KS.  She had a passion for travel, art, old friends, new friends and friends still to be made.  In addition to living and travelling throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, she had the great opportunity to paint in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and throughout the United States, always making friends along the way.  She also taught art courses in Germany.  Upon returning to Washington in 1987, she was an active member of the Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society and the Washington Artist Guild. Marian regularly participated in regional art shows and was the recipient of many awards for her art.  Marian was a wonderful hostess and she and Walt regularly entertained family and friends wherever they were living.  All have fond memories of times spent at the Hatcher’s home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10am Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Washington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, PO Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871.  

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Hal & Dorothy Fleming
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
Our most sincere condolences to Walt and all of Marian's family on the loss of their loved one. Marian was one of the most friendly, talented and gracious host that we have ever known. She will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with her and Walt and all of their family and loved ones upon learning of their loss.

Debra Dublan
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
I so loved Marian. We shared much wine, art, and laughter. I am so glad I have a painting she did proudly hug in my home. It has always reminded me of her and will continue to be a daily endearing remembrance of a fine lady and friend.My condolences to all who loved her.---Debbie Dublan

Elke R. Evert
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
It's already Long time ago, I met Marian an Walt when visiting Washingotns sister-city Marbach in Germany. But I never Forget our Sightseeing -tour through Stuttgart and the Fernsehturm.In St. Louis i was The Arch. Whenever I mete Marian we climbed a Tower together and it was always funny. Marian was such a nice, friendly and a very fine woman. Rest in Peace, dear Marian.

Elke

Dan & Marilyn Murphy
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of Marion's passing. We have wonderful memories of our visits to the Hatcher's beautiful home overlooking the Missouri River during the Alfa Club"s Picnic and Spring Fling events over the last twenty-some years. We first met Marion and Walt during the 1992 Alfa Convention, right before we moved to the St. Louis area, and have been good friends ever since. She will be sorely missed.