Joan S Hawkins (Waring)
(1921 - 2009)

Joan S Hawkins (Waring)
Nickname: YaYa

Illinois, United States of America
November 19, 1921

Florida, United States of America
January 18, 2009

Family, Golf, Tennis, Reading, Friendships, Bridge, Travel
Joan Hawkins, 87, of South Port Square, Port Charlotte died Jan.18, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Formally from Seattle, Washington, Joan moved east in time to experience “Charley”. Born in Peoria, Illinois, she spent most of her younger years in Savannah, Illinois, she graduated from Shimer College and worked for the Chicago Tribune prior to her marriage to Marvin Hawkins, a naval pilot. Survived by her daughters, Jodie Pearah (David) of Boca Grande and Wyomissing, PA, Pam Gossett (Larry) Germantown, TN, her sister Helen W. Walker of Jefferson City MO, grandchildren: Robin P. Gee (Chris) Knoxville, TN, Lauren P. Hansen (Joe) Miami, FL, David Gossett Austin, TX , Joni Gossett Germantown TN, and 2 great grandchildren: Zane Asher Gee and Bailey Butler.
A funeral service will take place at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Boca Grande at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, 12034 N Access Rd, Port Charlotte 33952, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Red Cross . PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018

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We were so sorry to hear about YaYA. She was a lovely lady. You have our deepest sympathy.
We had a wonderful time when we visited Elvis Presley's home with her several years ago.
Linda Gossett (sister-in-law)
January 28th, 2009
YaYa always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I always enjoyed seeing her in and out of the office, and was glad to help her enjoy her eyesight after cataract surgery. She will be missed, and my condolences go out to the entire family.
Peter Campanella (Family Friend and YaYa's)
January 25th, 2009
I only met Pam's mother Joan a few times but she was a warm, welcoming person. What I do know is that she raised a wonderful, compassionate daughter who has been a friend for over 40 years. Terry and I are thinking of you, Pam, and Joanie and your families.

“All that we can know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”

Thorton Wilder

Sandy Hagman (Pam's friend)
January 25th, 2009
Dear Pam and family,May your fondest memories help you through this difficult time.I never met YaYa, but I know she would have been a favorite.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourselves and each other.With love and sympathy, Mary
Mary Convery Austin (College friend of Pam)
January 25th, 2009
My memories of Mrs. Hawkins go way back when Pam and I were teenagers in Spain....Mrs. H. was always so hospitable and we all loved going over there! She made the best tacos! It was the first time I ever ate them and think of her everytime I make them now.
She was a great woman with grace and charm.
dottie norman (friend of Pam's)
January 24th, 2009
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"What a beautiful site and tribute to your loved one. God bless you and keep you safe. Your sweet YaYa is in Gods sweet embrace for eternity, until you meet again."
April 6th, 2009
"In memory of my grandmother. A great woman and human being."
Robin Gee
January 27th, 2009


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