Doris M. Hawkins

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Doris M. Duke Hawkins passed away peacefully on April 2, 2016, after a long illness at the age of 92. Born December 30, 1923 to Lee (Boy) and Alpha Daniel Duke in Waco, Texas. Doris grew up in Houston, Texas surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and her beloved cousins in a close knit community called the Mill Block, where parents and family worked at the textile mill. Shortly before she graduated from high school and during WWII, she married Oscar F. Hawkins. In 1951 Doris and Oscar moved to Barstow, CA where they lived for twenty years and raised their five children. She worked at Fort Irwin, CA for several years, and in 1970 moved to Petaluma, CA. There she worked for the US Sixth Army at the Presidio of San Francisco and retired. In 1983 Doris and Oscar moved to Conroe, TX. Doris was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Barstow, Petaluma Valley Baptist Church, and finally a member of the Mims Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, especially in Sequoia National Park, traveling in her RV, cooking and entertaining. The center of ther life was her family, and nothing brightened her days more than spending time with them. Predeceased by her husband Oscar and son Jerry R., her parents Boy and Alpha Duke, and brothers C. E. (Bo) Duke, and baby Wallace Duke. She is survived by her children Linda (Bob) McCord of Barstow, CA, Tommy Hawkins (Patty) of Barstow, CA, Kitty (Terry) Hixson of Conroe, TX and Patsy (Stan) Wellman of Petaluma, CA. Surviving grandchildren include Robert and Richard McCord, Jill Liles, Christy Sahlstrom, Levi Himmerlrick, Shawn Hawkins, Mary Herfindahl, many great, great grandchildren, and her sister Katherine Rice of Conroe, TX.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Apr. 17 to Apr. 30, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Brookside Memorial Park
13747 Eastex Freeway | Houston, TX 77039 | (281) 449-6511
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