Paul Edward Hawkins, 68, died Monday, December 12, 1994 in Tucson, Arizona of cancer.

He was born December 2, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Claud Fenton and Alice Hanks Hawkins. He married Joye Strange of Murray, Utah and they are the parents of Claude T. Hawkins, Tucson, Arizona; Robbie Rae Gittins, Ogden, Utah; and Gregory P. Hawkins, Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved learning. He graduated from Provo High School and received his B.S. Degree in Advertising from the University of Utah in 1951. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii in Air Science. He loved his country. Major Hawkins was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Reserve Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal which was awarded for meritorious service as Civic Actions Officer, Headquarters 633rd Combat Support Group, in the Republic of Vietnam while serving with friendly foreign forces. During this period, Major Hawkins' superior management ability and personal courage furthered the Air Force mission in Southeast Asia. His leadership of the civic action program helped cement relations between the American people and the Vietnamese people. His exemplary leadership, personal endeavor, and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. He loved scouting. He spent many years working with the Boy Scouts of America. First as the United States Air Force Liaison Officer and then after his retirement from the Air Force, as a Professional Scouter.He loved to fix things. He could fix anything that was broken and he created great works of art for all he loved.

He loved his grandchildren, Heidi, Gretchen, Krissy, Laura, Alice, Charity, John, Rachel, Samantha, Michal, Mary, Grace, James and Joseph. He is survived by his wife, Joye, their three children, 14 grandchildren, his brother, Robert Hawkins, Sandy, UT; and his sister, Dottie Sayre, Bountiful, UT.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverton 6th Ward, 4500 West 12600 South, where friends may call from 5:00-6:15 pm. Interment Utah Veterans Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The National Rescue Committee, 530 East 500 South, Suite 207, SLC, Utah 84102.

"Thanks Dad, for always being there."

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