Duane Ray Hawker

March 3, 1956February 7, 2019

Duane Ray Hawker Sr. was born March 3, 1956 in Murray, Utah; the son of Leon Walter Hawker and Beverly Ann Hawker.

Duane attended Brighton High School, and graduated from Jordan High school. He was married to Phyllis Carney and had three children: Kristina, DJ, and Kelly Hawker, they later divorced. He married the love of his life Lori Cannon on May 30, 2002.

Our dad was a true outdoorsman, he loved being outside. He enjoyed camping, fishing and pretty much anything that had to do with the mountains. Our father would sit in his chair on his patio where birds would come to visit him. He would have his daughter buy peanuts so he could feed his friends, the blue jays. He was a kind and quiet man but he had the biggest heart! He will be missed deeply.

Preceded in death by his wife Lori, his parents, brother Robert Hawker, and nieces Tina Hawker, Lynette Hawker, Tessa Harrington.

Survived by his Children: Kristy (Scott) Rushton; Duane Hawker Jr.; Kelly (Tony) Romero; and Jordan Nielsen and 12 grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings: Steven (Clara) Hawker; Barbara (Jeff) Harrington; Craig (Brit) Hawker; Kyle Hawker and LeAnn Magera.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home 4335 W. 4100 S. West Valley City, with a viewing prior from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Valley View.

Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park.


  • Leon Walter Hawker, Father
  • Beverly Ann Johnson, Mother

  • Craig Hawker
  • Kyle Hawker
  • Duane Hawker, Jr.
  • Jeff Harrington
  • Chander Rushton
  • Jordan Nielsen
  • Tony Romero
  • Scott Rushton
  • Conner Kearns, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hunter Rushton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sam Rushton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mason Hawker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kobie Hawker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ethan Romero, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019

Duane Ray Hawker

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Rudy Puzey

February 12, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. We appreciated the way he loved and cared for our sister Lori. We know his heart was broken when she passed away last year and now we can find some peace in knowing they are together again.
Rudy Puzey and family

Linnie Spor

February 11, 2019

Duane was a wonderful husband to my sister Lori Cannon. He will be missed by his children and stepchild Jordan and all family members. Duane was fun to be around. He always had a story to tell. He will be missed by many.