Harriet Beryl Hawkins Brown

July 27, 1925May 30, 2021

Harriet “Beryl” Hawkins Brown was born July 27, 1925, to Cliff and Sue McDaniel in Rifle, Colorado. She passed away in Grand Junction on May 30, 2021. She was 95 years old. Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her step-mother, Adelia. She has lived in the area all her life. Mom was in the restaurant business from the time she was a little girl to her retirement years. She was skilled in all aspects of the food service business and owned her own restaurant. Beryl had five sisters: Shirley, Hallie, Phyllis, Carolyn, and three brothers: Bud, Carl, and Miles all deceased. Janet Barnes is the only living sister. She outlived three husbands: Johnnie Scott, Melvin Hawkins, and John Brown. She raised six children: Robert (deceased), Mike, Melva Jean, Monty (deceased), Jody, and Tim (deceased). Beryl has 70 descendants: 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 19 great great grandchildren. Beryl was an outstanding mother that was able to put up with all the shenanigans that her active children created. She loved family get togethers and loved watching all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren in their daily activities. She was loved and admired very much and will be missed dearly. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5-7 PM at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Graveside, Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Palisade Cemetery.


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Shirley Scott-Easter

June 8, 2021

You were like a mom to me always giving me wonderful advice. We had some great times together which I will always remember. I love you mom and you’ll be greatly missed.

Carol Hawkins

June 8, 2021

Over 50 years ago this remarkable woman offered to have her son take me to college. Did she know this was the beginning of a long and happy friendship? What a fine example she set for not only her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, but also anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She always greeted us with “How are ya?” and preceded to inquire about what was going on in our lives. She exemplified the concept of strong work ethics, honesty, and truthfulness. Her example of “good living” will live on in this family for generations and her memory will live on in our hearts.

Kerina Hancock

June 7, 2021

Great grandma always loved seeing how big her great great grand babies were getting every time we went over to visit. She absolutely adored Keeland, Karsten and Kassia. She was a wonderful great grandmother to Gabriel and I…. She really was a GREAT grandmother! My heart is still in mourning over our loss. I know we will see her again in paradise. We love you gran.

Janice Erdman

June 3, 2021

Aunt Beryl always a caring and loving spirit. My thoughts are of her and are with her family today.

Janon Parko

June 3, 2021

Always will remember her asyoung girl on salt creek being so good to us swimming in pond. Having the best time. Her loving smile loved playing with the cousins and aunt Beryls cooking yum!!