Deanna Jean Hakkila
May 20, 1939 – April 5, 2019
TWIN FALLS - Deanna Hakkila peacefully passed away on April 5, 2019 in her home in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Deanna J. Hakkila was born to Shirlee and Glenn Brooke in Gary, Indiana in 1939. She had one brother "Chickey" who passed at the age of 3 years old. As a child she grew up learning life long values from her parents, the "folks", that she passed down to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She loved exploring and playing in the Snake River Canyon as a child when the family relocated to the Idaho area. She loved catching lizards with her son and painting toe nails with her daughter. She loved the outdoors, hiking and being close to God. As an avid reader her knowledge of so many subjects fascinated her children along with the countless stories she would tell from her many life experiences.
Mom loved her dachshunds, Sarah and Onie and always had to keep her hands and mind busy with crafting, building dollhouses, beading, sewing and cooking.She loved gardening and pulling weeds. She claimed pulling weeds brought her peace. She loved all walks of life all around the world and cherished the Native American culture. She loved her Bible Studies, her amazing friends whom we feel like we know as our family.
Mom served as a Paymaster for the Hotel and Hospitality industry in Las Vegas and was responsible for handling employee payroll. She was so proud of never bouncing a check and never receiving a speeding ticket.
Mom loved her church and felt blessed to have such loving Pastors and would want us to say thank you to Pastor Jason for his Spirit. Mom would want everyone to know and understand that she is in the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ and "that because of the resurrection, death could not hold him and cannot hold her either as a baptized child of God." She carried with her a deep commitment and faith to Jesus. She loved the Lord with all the fiber of her being.
She was funny, incredibly loving and soft with her words. She was our Mom, whom we referred to as "Mama." We are eternally grateful for opening our eyes, sacrificing unlike anyone could sacrifice and loving us with every ounce of your soul.
She leaves behind her two children Jeri (Kenny) and David (Kelly-Jo); her five grandchildren, Jessica, Sinclair, Christian, Jonah and Noah; and her 2 great grandchildren, Nevina and Alexia.
A memorial will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church located at 1301 N. Davis St. in Jerome at 11 am on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Reynolds Funeral Chapel of Twin Falls.
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
Deanna Jean Hakkila
April 18, 2019
My condolences to Dee's family. I knew the brooks family well they were good friends with my family when they lived in twin Falls. went to the same church together. I remember when her brother died. I had lost track of her when the family moved to Las Vagas. I had always wondered where she was. again its sad at her passing. I live in Sydney Australia now.
April 17, 2019
Dee was a Group Leader with me in BSF. She also went to lunch after class with several of us gals. We always enjoyed eating at the Wok where we would get a large table in the back so we could laugh out loud. She shared some fun stories and we all had a hoot. We will miss Dee here but we know her belief in Jesus Christ secured her a place in heaven. Til we meet again Dee!
Victory in Jesus