The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Carmoreau Hatier

 


Carmoreau Hatier, 90, of Skamokawa, died April 17, 2018. He was born in Chicago on July 22, 1928 to Carmoreau and Beatrice (Guittard) Hatier.

His father was an army officer in command of a fort near Chicago. They lived in Chicago, then New York City until he was five, when his father was put in charge of the army base in Bagio, the Philippines. They were in Bagio until the onset of WWII when they were shipped to Fort Vancouver. His father was in Army Intelligence and Carmoreau went to Beaumont School in Portland, where the family lived until his father, becoming ill, was transferred to the army hospital in the Presideo in San Francisco. His father died there and his mother, having been born in the city, remained there for the rest of her life.

Carmoreau went to Marina Jr. High and then on to Lowell High School. He graduated from San Francisco State College and received a MS in Psychology. He worked as a clinical psychologist, specializing in substance abuse counseling first in the Bay area and then, as a Metis with connections in Canada. He moved his focus to Alberta and Manitoba and in 1987 bought a small ranch in western Montana near the Canadian border.

He sang in Pow Wow's in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Western Montana. He married Jill Wistar in the Mills College Chapel in 1960 and they bought a house in Berkeley, then had their daughter, Kezha Guittard Hatier, now Kezha Hatier-Riess who currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2010 he was hit by a rare brain disorder and ended in a wheel chair, only remembering bits of his past.

A service will be held in Marin County, California on June 10.

 

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