Lillian Lawrene Davis Hitchcock
Lillian Lawrene Davis Hitchcock
  • July 12, 1925 - March 23, 2016
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Lillian Lawrene Davis Hitchcock, 90, "Laurie" to all who knew her, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT. A resident of Silverado Aspen Park Memory Care in Salt Lake City, Laurie died of natural causes.
Laurie was a Utah girl, born July 12, 1925 in Midvale to Lawrence Davis and Emma (Schrader) Davis. She was the youngest of seven children, raised in Bountiful, and a graduate of Davis High School in Kaysville.
She met her future husband, Edward Castle Hitchcock of Waltham, MA, during WWII at the Lincoln (NE)
Army Air Corps base where he was stationed and where she briefly worked (along with older sister
Dottie). Laurie and Ed were married at the base on January 4, 1945. After a brief residence in Boston, MA, the couple returned to Utah and Salt Lake City in 1946 and resided there the rest of their lives.
Laurie and Ed were adventurous, and traveled the world: Asia, Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and more. She was fun-loving and glamorous, and lived to be surrounded by friends and family, to dance, to entertain, and golf. Laurie worked at the University of Utah Medical Center for many years, from the 1970's through the 1990's. She was extremely proud of her four sons, raised mainly at the family home on Evergreen Avenue in East Millcreek, and their families, and cherished the company of her sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, and cousins, most of whom lived in Utah.
Laurie Hitchcock is survived by her sons William Lawrence Hitchcock of Sandy, UT; Edward Randolph (Gail) Hitchcock of Hot Springs Village, AR; Blake Castle Hitchcock of Salt Lake City, UT; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward; son Richard Michael Hitchcock; one grandchild; three brothers (Raymond Davis, Freeman Davis, and Clarence Davis) and three sisters (Dorothy Lee, Mary Dahl, and Katherine Hodgkin).
Services will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00AM at First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City.