Helen Louise Hawkins
February 23, 1932 – March 16, 2020
Helen Louise Hawkins of Amarillo, passed away March 16, 2020. She was born in Wamego, Kansas. She married Ronald Lee Hawkins on May 23, 1954. Together they had three children. She graduated with her RN degree in 1953 and worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital for many years she loved mentoring new nurses. Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and traveling to new places. She always had a smile on her face and had a helping spirit. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Claude, TX. She will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her honor to the Amarillo ASPCA or the Alzheimer's Association.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Jedidja Grieshaber; her husband Ronald Lee Hawkins and a grandson Jarrod Lee Crow.
She is survived by her children; Ronda L. Crow and spouse James of Amarillo; John A. Hawkins and spouse Karla of Bloomfield, NM and Jo Lynn Watson of Amarillo. Sisters Bertha Fink and spouse Rodney and Carol Grieshaber. Her grandchildren Joshua Crow and spouse Samantha of Spring TX; Justin Watson of Amarillo TX; and Jaden Watson of Amarillo; Lindsey Borgeson and spouse Kris of Minot, ND; and Joshua Williams and spouse Stacey of Farmington NM. Great grandchildren Rylee and Brooklynne Crow of Spring, Texas; Nathan, Kaleb, Abigail Williams of Farmington, NM; and Lawson, Grayson and Pierceson Borgeson of Minot ND.
- Service will be at a later date
Helen Louise Hawkins
March 23, 2020
I remember Aunt Helen hosting me in her house during a road trip I made in my young adulthood. I drove by myself in my little Toyota Celica over several snowy mountain passes that I shouldn't have been driving on, from Montana, where I was living at the time. It was wintery weather. I forget the exact season, perhaps unexpectedly wintery weather, in Spring or Fall. I arrived by a miracle, but was rather late, having had to find new routes when some mountain passes were closed completely. I remember how happy I was to be there, and how she welcomed me, lovingly, scolding me in a reasonable way, about the fact that my silly car which had only front wheel drive, which wasn't the best, for sure!! At another point, I believe I brought two male friends with me through Texas, on another road trip.... and again, she was so welcoming, although I doubt she knew what to think of us, neither of my male friends being boyfriends, one was gay, the other was a platonic friend of his, from childhood. But despite probably thinking we were strange, she welcomed us and was kind. I remember her filling in information about my mother's childhood... She remembered what it was like growing up in Kansas during the dust bowl, being my mother's sister, going on road trips in the family car, having picnics alongside the road, all of that. I remember Aunt Helen as being very strong, practical, wise, quiet and gentle. I am sorry she had to suffer with Alzheimers. And I am grateful that she is now not having to suffer anymore. Sending my love. -Nancy
March 18, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Helen. She was a great friend. She is at peace and in a much better place. Prayers for your loss.
March 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss Ronda and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you Much Love
March 17, 2020
Helen trained me as a new nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital. I loved her. Later in my career I had the honor of working under the direction of her daughter Ronda Crow, whom i also love.