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Mary Hawkins Obituary
Mary Gay Malonson-Parker Hawkins Mary Gay Malonson-Parker Hawkins, the loving, devoted wife of Retired Department of Public Safety Commander Gene Hawkins; the nurturing mother, friend of Natasha Nicole and Meagan Anntrentnae Hawkins and the beloved daughter of James and Carolyn Parker responded to the bell and was summoned home during the wee morning hours of July 2, 2013. During the past 19 years, Mary honorably served as a School Nurse and Team Leader with utmost pride and distinction for the Round Rock Independent School District. Mary's nursing career began as a graduate from the distinguished Texas Woman's University School of Nursing, with campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. She trained with great dedication, pride and determination in the Medical Center's world renowned Saint Luke's, Methodist and Hermann Hospitals, carefully honing her nursing skills in preparation for more advanced employment and opportunities which she would later pursue. As the dedicated wife of a DPS officer who would receive numerous promotional opportunities necessitating possible relocations, Mary was afforded the chance to offer nursing care in a variety of health care settings. In 1978, Mary joined the Nursing Staff at Flow Memorial Hospital in Denton, Texas, and in a short time progressed from a Staff nurse to a Unit supervisor in the Medical-Surgical and Neo-Natal-Pediatric Units. While in Midland, Texas, she served as Supervisor at Midland Memorial Hospital. Upon relocation to Houston, Mary became an Oncology nurse, passionately caring for cancer patients. She later went on to work at Truitt and Watkins Intermediate Schools in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. Mary served more than 35 years in the Health Care Profession. She executed her duties and responsibilities with great pride, passion and the utmost distinction, while faithfully providing professional health care for all of God's children, which exemplified the Florence Nightingale Oath of service she had taken upon her graduation. She was never one whom routinely took personal leave to pursue personal goals and self-serving interests, realizing that being absent from her post would require a void to be filled. Mary was a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. A Funeral mass will be held in St Monicas Catholic Church in Houston on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Paradise North Cemetery.


Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 5, 2013
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