Ralph Eugene Hatten, a longtime resident of Dunsmuir, California, died of a massive heart attack on January 3, 2018. He was 79 years old.

Ralph was born on August 26, 1938 in San Francisco, California to Marion and Jessica Hatten.

At age 24, Ralph married the love of his life, Gloria Hatten, and had two sons, Ralph Jr. and Joseph.

Ralph moved his two sons to Dunsmuir in 1978 so they could grow up in a small town and appreciate life outside the city.

Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Ralph is survived by his son, Joseph (and Deborah) Hatten of Dunsmuir; his only grandchild, Jessica Hatten of Dunsmuir; a sister, Doris (and Jim) Walkup of Grass Valley; niece, Cathy (and Dan) Gaughan of Grass Valley; niece, Annie O’Brien of Grass Valley; and nephew, Tim O’Brien of Grass Valley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria in 1970; and son, Ralph Jr. in 2002.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.