Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family’s summer home on Bainbridge Island.
Carol served as Girls’ Club president and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1934. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1938 she moved to the San Francisco area to work at Schilling. This is where she was introduced to her future husband, Ron Hawkins, who was working for PG&E at the time. They were married in 1941, and their two sons were born in the Bay Area. They later moved to Turlock, where their daughter was born. This is where they had many friends, and happily spent the rest of their lives.
Carol was a home economics teacher at Turlock High for many years, and will long be remembered for sharing her passion for sewing. Along with her love for family, many friends, nature, gardening, beauty, creativity and the arts, she loved sailing on her sister and brother-in-law’s sailboat, the Aura. Her favorite saying was “count your blessings,” and she truly lived a life of gratitude.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Miriam, Helen, and Eunice; and her husband of 53 years, Ronald Hawkins, a longtime civil engineer for the TID (Turlock Irrigation District) who passed in 1994. She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Joyce Hawkins of Pittsburgh, PA; son Gerald Hawkins of Turlock; daughter and son-in-law Roberta and Dave Metge of Lafayette, Colorado; grandchildren Alicia (and Lou Mafrice) Hawkins of Pittsburgh; Warren (and Phoebe) Hawkins of Salt Lake City; Wyler Metge, currently in Siberia; Emmra Metge, soon to be living in Israel; great grandchildren Carson Mafrice at Bucknell University and twins Wyatt and Violet Hawkins, soon to be four years old.
There will be a private internment and a separate outdoor memorial service in early June. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The family would like to express warm gratitude to CovenantCare Hospice for taking excellent care of Carol in her last days; to the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the First United Methodist Church for including her in service and regularly checking in on her; and to her son Jerry, who took care of her for over twenty years.