Harold Marvin “Hap” Lattin

Monday, June 11, 2018

Harold Marvin “Hap” Lattin “slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God” on Thursday June 7, 2018. He was born October 26, 1931 in Wisner, Nebraska to Roy and Flora Mae Davis Lattin. He was the youngest of nine children; Dorothy Persons, Gaylord, Lyle, Eugene, Laurabelle Brown, Charles, Charlotte Jauregui and Lois Hall all of who proceeded him in death. The entire family moved to Idaho as a result of the Depression and the Dust Bowl when Hap was three years old.

The family eventually bought property in Kimberly, Idaho and started the Lattin Dairy. Hap graduated from Kimberly High School in 1950. He then went to college at ISU in Pocatello. He left college for a career in the Air Force and to see the world. He met the love of his life Carolyn Garner in Boardman, Oregon in the fall of 1952 and they married in December 23, 1953. His Air Force career took him to the far flung corners of the world. His children, Debbie Neely (John), Dale (Kapus), Denis (Joan), Diana Mallard (Garland), Darrel (Sheri) and Dorain Bernier (Charlie), were born over the course of his military career. Freddy (Melissa) Guajardo joined the extended family as a teen after Hap retired. Hap has 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He retired from the Air Force in 1971 after 20 years of service. He then started a second career for Metropolitan Life Insurance spanning 20 years. He couldn’t sit still for long so he then became a greeter for Wal-Mart. He never met a stranger. He retired for the third and final time when he was 83.

Hap was a wonderful uncle, husband, father, worker and friend. We have been reminded over this last week how many hearts and lives he has touched through the years. We invite you to share in the memorial service to be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain Home Nazarene Church on Saturday the 16th of June. He will be buried with Military Honors on Monday the 18th of June at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.