March 2, 1956 — July 17, 2013
College Place resident LeeAnn Hatch Garcia, 57, passed away July 17, 2013, at the home of her daughter.
LeeAnn was born March 2, 1956, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Samuel and Louise Maxine Paige Hatch. She graduated from Gem State Academy, Caldwell, Idaho, in 1974 and from Idaho State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree.
On March 21, 1990, she and Guillermo Garcia were married in Pocatello. They moved to this area 18 years ago and she was a teacher at Sharpstein Elementary in Walla Walla, Harris Junior Academy in Pendleton, and Milton-Stateline Seventh-day Adventist School in Milton-Freewater.
LeeAnn enjoyed a card ministry, sending out cards to church family for any and all occasions. Many people were encouraged by this kindness. She had led out in the Pathfinder Club, receiving her Master Guide and PLA. LeeAnn loved books and volunteered as the school librarian. She also loved music and choir, serving as the choir director hesitantly but doing an excellent job. She was fluent in sign language and enjoyed doing music in sign. LeeAnn also enjoyed art and provided art work for the American Cancer Society, which was published in its book and is now displayed in a traveling art show.
She is survived by her husband at home in College Place; two daughters, Daphne Cadwallader Duncan and Rebekah Cadwallader; her son, Justin Cadwallader; and sister, Kathleen Hatch Van Hoy all of College Place; her brother, Hugh Hatch of Pocatello, Idaho; and one granddaughter, Emeline LeeAnn Duncan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Louise Maxine Hatch; her half-brother, Dale Hatch; and half-sister, Louise Hatch.
The memorial service will be at 6 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Umapine Seventh-day Adventist Church, Umapine. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Aid Center or It Is Written through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.