Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX


Robin "Missy" Hawbecker

November 4, 1961September 5, 2020
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Missy Hawbecker passed away September 5, 2020 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born November 4, 1961 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to the late Maxie H. and Waltraud R. Shipp.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Daniel; daughter, Danielle and granddaughters, Alorah and Cindel. She is also survived by her sister, Brenda Burr; brother-in-law, Gregg Sanford and niece, Rachel Burr.

A visitation for Robin will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 211 W Avenue B, Copperas Cove, Texas. A funeral service will occur Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM, 211 W Avenue B, Copperas Cove, Texas. A burial will follow at Copperas Cove City Cemetery, 415 E Avenue A, Copperas Cove, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers are Princton Gilmore, Chris James, Thomas Haire, Donovan Haire, Dallas Benoit, Gregg Sanford and Norman Benoit.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com for the Hawbecker family.


  • Princton Gilmore, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris James, Active Pallbearer
  • Thomas Haire, Active Pallbearer
  • Donovan Haire, Active Pallbearer
  • Dallas Benoit, Active Pallbearer
  • Gregg Sanford, Active Pallbearer
  • Norman Benoit, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Burial To Follow

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Robin "Missy" Hawbecker

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September 19, 2020

Unfortunately , I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Hawbecker, but based on how kind her daughter Danielle is , she must have been a very lovely person. My sincere condolences to Danielle and Mrs . Hawbecker's husband, family and friends.

Kerol Mcgusty

September 17, 2020

Missy. You will be missed tremendously. Although I only knew you on a business level, you always related to me and others on a personal level. My condolences go out to all family and friends.

Jason Kumelski

September 17, 2020

To all family and friends, we express our deepest condolences and sincerely wish much love kindness and reverence at the passing of our dear Missy Hawbecker. And to our sweet Missy, our entire team at Daniels Health will remember your generosity, kindness, and most of all a person who touched the hearts and lives of many. You are and will always be loved and greatly missed.

I remember your warm and heartfelt greetings and hug when I would come to visit you at work. It was always a pleasure to see you and talk over stories of your past. Thank you for making an impression and for your kind heart. I remember the day you told me of your illness, and I am sorry for breaking down in your office. I know you need us to be strong... you squeezed extra hard as I left your office that day. I know it was your way of letting me know it will be all right.

Barbara Alber

September 17, 2020

I worked with Missy at the hospital. I knew her to be a kind and caring person, who was always ready with a smile. Nothing was too minor a request and she always was there to help get things accomplished.

Aileen and John Evans

September 15, 2020

John and I both worked with Missy at Metroplex Hospital. She was always pleasant and easy to work with, and always had a positive attitude. She loved her family and was a dedicated employee. She will be missed by all who knew her and worked with her. She treated her staff with respect and kindness.

We will miss her. Aileen and John Evans

David & Debbie Dilley

September 9, 2020

Missy was a very special person. She was a light to everyone around her. When I asked her how she stayed so positive through this illness, she told me it was because she had a happy life. That’s a true testament to you, Daniel, and your girls. Y’all are in our thoughts & prayers, we love y’all.

Leslie Hoard

September 7, 2020

Daniel, Danielle and girls, I’m so sorry to hear of Missys Passing. She was a wonderful friend and she was always in good spirits when I saw her for our lunches, I truly admired her heroic attitude. Our prayers are with you all during this time.

Mark and Leslie Hoard



      Robin L. Hawbecker was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Robin will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Maxie and Waltraud Shipp. Robin grew up in Texas, Germany She was an Army brat.

      Robin was raised with one sibling. She had a sister, Brenda. Robin was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Robin had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Robin was an active child who took part in softball. In her spare time she liked biking, skating, camping and fishing. However, to Robin, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Robin had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1979. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was history.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Robin enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Barbara Cogley and Leslie Hesson. Later in life, she became friends with Crinnie Byers, Amy Haire, Sherie Perez, Renne Campbell and Dana Palmer.

      On June 7, 1980 Robin exchanged wedding vows with Daniel Hawbecker at Holy Family Catholic Church of Copperas Cove, Texas. Empathic and loyal, Robin was committed to making her new family happy.

      Robin worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Robin was blessed with one daughter, Danielle Marie Hawbecker. Another blessing for Robin was the gift of two granddaughters, Alorah Satterfield and Cindel Satterfield.

      Fortunately, Robin enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Robin worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was an environmental service coordinator. She was employed for 29 years at Metroplex Hospital, Killeen, Texas. Robin always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Robin enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were gardening, scrapbooking, camping, cruising, boardgames, Bunco and stamping. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Robin found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included bowling and tennis. Robin was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were football and the Olympics.

      Robin’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church for ten years.

      Robin enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included a cruise to Alaska, a trip to Gatlenberg,Tennessee (Smoky Mountains) and Germany.

      Robin was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Romeo, a pug. They were best friends for 14 years. Her family was rounded out by her 7 dogs and 3 cats.

      When Robin’s retirement finally arrived in June 1, 2019, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to Copperas Cove. In retirement, she found new pleasure in family and gardening. Even in retirement, Robin continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Robin was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

      Robin passed away on September 5, 2020 at home from cancer. She is survived by Daniel Hawbecker, husband; Danielle Hawbecker, daughter; Alorah and Cindel, granddaughters; Brenda Sanford, sister; and Rachel Burr, niece. Services were held at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home. Robin was laid to rest in the Copperas Cove City Cemetery.

      Simply stated, Robin was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Robin leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Robin L. Hawbecker.

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