Betty Alice Hawkins
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July 6, 1921
January 18, 2013
Betty Hawkins, 91, passed away on January 18, 2013. Betty was born to Louis and Bernice Heltzel in Moorefield, West Virginia. Betty was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and instructed English in Moorefield, Reno, Hawthorne, Smith Valley and Carson City high schools. Betty first met her husband John, in 1943 when he was serving with the 10th Mt. Division as a rock climbing instructor in West Virginia. They were married on August 25, 1945 in Reno. Betty was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carson City and the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. She enjoyed singing in these church choirs. She was an active member of the PEO sisterhood in each community she resided. Betty was preceded in death by her sister Emma Bean and brother Louis Heltzel. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Hawkins, daughters Candy Toy and Betty Nase, grandsons John and Rob Nase, great grandsons Devon and Taylur Nase, all of whom reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2013