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Lucille Hatfield

May 17, 1922 - October 17, 2010


5-7 PM Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo - and also one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Prayer Service:

7 PM Thursday at Boulger Funeral Home.

Funeral Service:

11 AM Friday at Boulger Funeral Home.


Caledonia Cemetery in Caledonia, ND.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Lucille Hatfield

May 17, 1922 - October 17, 2010


Lucille Elizabeth Hatfield was born on May 17th, 1922 in Verona, North Dakota and died on October 17, 2010 at National Health Care in Greer, SC. She was 88 years of age. She was the daughter of Charles William and Olivia Mary Simmet Nelson. She was a loving sister to Loraine Nelson Moore and she remained devoted to her even after her death in 1984.

Lucille graduated from Verona High School in 1939 and from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo, North Dakota in 1943 as a Registered Nurse. She remained on staff until April, 1944 and then joined the United States Navy as an Ensign and served until March 1946.

Upon completion of the war, she worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota until meeting Merle H. Hatfield from Caledonia, North Dakota. They were married in Bismarck, North Dakota on June 18, 1947.  They lived and worked at several locations in Ohio and Florida for Babcock and Wilcox Engineering. Lucille was the Emergency Room Head Nurse while in Barberton, Ohio. Their daughter Carol and son Charles were born in St. Petersburg, Florida. They were transferred to Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania in 1958 and remained there until 2009 when they moved to Greer, South Carolina to live with their daughter Carol and son-in-law Walter D. Hines.

Lucille was initiated into Eastern Star Jeannette Chapter 212 of Barberton, Ohio in May 1951. At the time of her death she was a Life Member of the Eastern Star Juanita Chapter 8 in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania. She worked at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania until retirement and was a loyal volunteer for the Red Cross of Scranton, Pennsylvania. She worked at numerous blood drives in the Scranton area for several years after retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chinchilla and served and chaired several committees. She was also involved in various church volunteer activities and was one of the oldest members of ‘The Welsh Cookie Baking Team’ that provided money for a number of local charities. Lucille also provided home health care for her invalid mother, Olivia, until her death in 1981.

She was preceded in death by son Charles and is survived by her husband, Merle, and daughter, Carol, who both reside in Greer, South Carolina. She has a surviving niece, Laurie Moore Peterson, residing in Clear Lake, Iowa and a nephew, Lynn Moore, residing in Billings, Montana.


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  1. Lynn and Tom Martinelli says:

    Agawam, MAOur prayers are with you. Lucille was a wonderful woman, we saw her at many 87th Division Reunions. Tom was in the same platoon with Merle, who is a close and valued friend. We will mis both of them..If anyone has Merle’s address I would like to get it.

  2. MaryJean Bower says:

    Bloomsburg PAHi, Carol,
    I just received a news clipping from my Mom with the news of your Mom’s death. I am so sorry to hear this and want to express my deepest sympathy to you, your Dad, and your whole family. Your Mom was just so sweet-I think of her every time I make wacky cake, and that is often. Now I will send a prayer her way when I make it, so there will be lots of prayers, for sure! She always made going over to your house fun because she showed such an interest in what was going on with me and made me feel special. I’m sure you will miss her and I will keep you in my prayers also.

  3. Ann & George Hapstak says:

    Canal Fulton ohMerle sorry to here about Lucille. We
    remember all the good times we had at B&W. Our prays are with you.


  4. Whitney "Williams" Barshinger says:

    York PADear Mr. Hatfield and Carol, I was up visiting my parents in Clarks Summit when I heard of Mrs. Hatfield’s passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hatfield was always so kind to me and supportive of my singing while I was growing up. She was always there with a smile to brighten your day. I too miss seeing you both when I turn into the neighborhood. You were a staple in my memories of this town. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!



  5. Charlie & Connie Leavesley says:

    So. Abington Twp. PADear Mr. Hatfield, Carol and family: We are truly sorry to hear of Mrs. Hatfield’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we know you will miss her dearly. Your kindness to Ruth and Smitty will always be remembered. Our prayers are with you.
    Love, Connie

  6. Al Traettino says:

    Nicholson PaDear Mr.Hatfield and Carol, My sincerest condolences on the passing os Mrs. Hatfield. I still remember sitting in Chas’ room and Mrs. H. bring us tuna fish sandwichs, for lunch, and the next day making us “Toads-in-the-holes”, for breakfast. That was the first time I thought”how nice it would be to live in a normal household” I’ll always treasure and ,fondly, remember it. Sincerely, A.A.Traettino and family

  7. Scott and Kelli Thorpe says:

    South Abington Twp PADear Mr. Hatfield and Carol,

    We’re both so sorry to hear the news of Mrs. Hatfield’s passing. She was a great person and a stong asset to the Chinchilla United Methodist Church. We miss celebrating Christmas Eve with you and Mrs. Hatfield at my parents house. We hope you are doing well. We will keep you in our prayers.

  8. Joe and Audrey Te'Ketch says:

    Scranton PA 18508 PAWe were sorry to hear about Lucille. She was a lovely lady.
    Many Happy Thoughts
    Many Happy Times
    We had at Babcock and Wilcox
    Please extend our Sympathy to your family.
    Love and Prayers
    Joe and Audrey Te’Ketch

  9. Patti and Tudor Williams says:

    South Abington Township PADear Merle and Carol, We’re both so sorry to hear of Lucille’s passing. We both thought a lot of her. She was a wonderful worker for the Church. We missed both of you, Merle, when you moved. We had no idea or we would have been there to say goodbye and thank you for every time you took care of a “water problem” for us. I always expect to see you in the yard when I turn onto Shady Lane Road. You are in our prayers. God bless you during this sad time. With love.

  10. Phil and Arlene Spinka says:

    South Abington Township PADear Merle,
    We were saddened to read about the passing of Lucille. The friendship and memories over the past 40 years remain. Your seat next to me at the Summit Diner Thursday morning breakfast is always open. Our hope is that you are doing well. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers and we certainly hope to see you again.
    Very sincerely,
    Phil and Arlene Spinka

  11. Michael & Annmarie Margotta says:

    Roaring Brook Twp PADear Merle and family,

    Please accept our sincere sympathy over the Lucille’s passing. She was a dear lady and we have only fond memories of her. We had some good laughs over situations at the Mercy Hops ital.

    Merle, take care and God bless you and your family.

    Michael and Annmarie Margotta

  12. Bill and JoAnn Warner says:

    S Abington Twp PaMerle and Carol I will never forget your wife and mother. Merle its with a deep sorrow that I can only say I am sorry. I will remember Lucille running down from the church with hogies while we worked the elections. I think of the two of you very often and will continue to do so.

  13. Myrt says:

    Taylors scCarol and Walter ,
    Just wanted you to know our prayers our with you at this time. She will be missed by all.

    Myrt Wagner (NHC)
    Steve Wagner ( Golden Years Ministry)

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