Rosemary Carolyn Hawkey 74 passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Yuma. She was born on October 29, 1938 in Murphy, North Carolina.
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Rosemary graduated from Glenna Park High School. She was a homemaker and artist, previously an airline stewardess and shoe and clothing store owner. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She enjoyed art, travel, family and reading. Rosemary was Miss Congeniality of the 1958 Miss Texas contest.
Rosemary is survived by her husband Dick Hawkey of 52 years; daughter, Carolyn (Stan) Hoer; sons, Robert (Christina) Hawkey, Eric (Therese) Hawkey; 12 grandchildren, Josh and Brandilyn Davidson, Trent and Taraleigh Duffey, Leshelle, Rashauna, Kaniesha and Seth Hoer, Tyler and Monica Skaggs, Breanna, Kyle , Bryce, Elle and Sienna Hawkey; 7 great-grandchildren, Mariah, Robbie, Ryan and Lucas Davidson, Taven, Cannon and Carsten Duffey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia McAlister; brother, John McAlister and sister Susie McAlister.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hawkey Art Scholarship Foundation, AWC. http://foundation.azwestern.edu/. (Click "give online", scroll to bottom and click "one time gift", in comments type: Rosemary Hawkey.)
Published in The Yuma Sun on Nov. 17, 2012