Obituary: Brenda Hatler July 24, 2015

BRENDA HATLER July 24, 2015

Brenda Hatler, a faithful Christian who loved her Lord and Savior, passed away on Friday evening July 24, 2015 at the age of 70 years. 

Brenda was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.  She attended Highland High School and UNM in Albuquerque where she met her future husband, Larry.  Brenda and Larry lived briefly in Beaumont, Texas, before moving to Los Alamos in 1968, where they raised their family.

She was a loving wife and was always there for her two sons in all their endeavors. Brenda loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and lived much of her life through their eyes and adventures.

Although Brenda struggled with M.S., her spirit remained ever enthusiastic. She enjoyed the visits and company from her family and friends who were close to her. Those who knew her will miss her bright smile, funny interjections, and interactive conversations. 

Brenda was known for her love of animals and would have had a houseful had she gotten her way. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, O.T. Rex and her mother Jane Kirk (Curley). She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Larry and her two sons, Vance (Karri) and Loren (Jolene). The light in her eyes, her five grandchildren: Samantha Torres, Kenidee, Caleb, Kyle, and Caris Hatler. Three brothers: Tom Rex (Linda), Jack Rex (Sarah), and Frank Rex (Leslie) as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National M.S. Society, Rio Grande Chapter, P.O. Box 816148, Dallas, Texas 75381-6148 or your favorite animal charity.

The family of Brenda Hatler has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505.747.7477 –

Psalm 104

1 Praise the LORD, my soul.
LORD my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
33 I will sing to the LORD all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
as I rejoice in the LORD.