GEORGE R. HAWTHORNE Passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at age 95. He was born in Coshocton, Ohio on February 1, 1918, to Carl Henderson Hawthorne II and Gladys (Boetcher) Hawthorne. George had a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University. George retired from the United States Army Corp of Engineers. He worked for Sandia Base after World War II where he met his wife, Donelle Carson. George was assigned to the Manhattan Project to build Los Alamos for the Los Alamos National Laboratories. George also worked at the National Guard Training Center teaching Army officers. He worked in Civil Engineering for the Zia Company in Los Alamos, for Bill Turney & Associates Engineering Firm in Santa Fe, and the New Mexico Highway Department. Once he retired from the military, he operated the Kings Rest Court motel in Santa Fe for 15 years. George is best known by his nickname "The Colonel". He was preceded in death by his wife, Donelle; their daughter, Janet; granddaughter, Sage and grandson, Stuart. George is survived by his children: Joyce Ziesenis and husband Greg, Judith Hawthorne, Robert Hawthorne and wife Angela and David Hawthorne; grandchildren: Samantha, Laurinda, Adam, Kelley, Candace and Kristina and 6 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by numerous friends, relatives and all that knew and loved him. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900