Thomas Gale


1922 ~ 2010

Thomas Gale Hawkins passed away on June 11, 2010. Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend returned home to a reunion with his brothers, sisters and parents who all preceded him in death.

Tom was born Oct. 19, 1922 in Salt Lake City, the youngest of eight children born to Thomas Ernest and Myrtle Sherrill Hawkins. He graduated from East High School and from Stevens Henager College. He served honorably in World War II under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Silver Star for his courageous action. He also received a Purple Heart.

He gave up his dream to play professional baseball when he met the love of his life. He married Lucille Bender June 13, 1947.

Tom worked as an accountant, his last and longest employment being with Commercial Shearing for 19 years.

He could not leave his vocation at work since he was called for most of his life to be Ward or Stake Clerk, serving faithfully under several bishoprics and four stake presidencies in the Mt. Olympus Stake for 23 years.

Tom was a good, quiet man who loved sports, especially baseball. He was happiest when he was teasing his wife or other family members. He was a great example of honesty, integrity, and dedication.

Tom is survived by his wife Lucille Hawkins; children: Thomas D. (Tawny) Hawkins, Riverton; Paul (Diane) Hawkins, Victor, ID; James R. (Lisa) Hawkins, Salt Lake City; John D. (Sandra) Hawkins, Erda; Jane (Tom) Sharp, Preston ID; 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 19, at Mountain View Memorial Estates Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may call from 9:30 -10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Online condolences: