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Betty Elaine Hawkins

March 6, 1928 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 90)

Betty Nielsen Hawkins was born on March 6, 1928 to Joseph and Adella Nielsen in Hyrum, Utah. She grew up and attended school in Hyrum, graduating from South Cache High School in 1946. She married Doyle Hawkins in December, 1946. Doyle joined the military. While serving in the Korean conflict, Betty was home raising her 1st born daughter. Betty gave birth to 3 more daughters while Doyle served and earned a college degree with her full support. Following graduation, Betty and Doyle ventured to Antioch where they spent the duration of their lives. Betty immediately began making friends, many of whom, she was friends with for decades. She was always careful to make sure her children were well cared for and enjoyed spending time with her friends and her children. Betty became involved the community, volunteering for many years at Delta Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals. She gave birth to one more daughter and her son while living in Antioch. She was known as a good cook and was always anxious to make meals for her growing family. Betty was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as the leader of the women’s group and also was also a seminary teacher where she taught scripture to teenagers. She also served a mission with Doyle at the Oakland Family History center. Betty and Doyle traveled a great deal together experiencing many parts of the world. Betty is survived by her children, Pam Kidder (Don), Peggy Ham (Gary), Sandi Schmidt ( Zach), Shelley Lepak (Jeff), Wendy Estes ( David), and her son, Ron Hawkins (Diane), 21 grandchildren, 49 great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
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