Larene Karen DeHaan Hawkins(1942 - 2018)

Larene Karen DeHaan Hawkins
1942 - 2018
Larene Karen DeHaan Hawkins was greeted by our loving Heavenly Father on September 9, 2018 after a life of love and service to others. Larene was born September 2, 1942 in Twin Falls Idaho, the only child of Lorenzo Carl DeHaan and Wilma Alberta Jensen.
Larene met her husband Greg Rowley Hawkins when he moved into her neighborhood. They became high school sweethearts and married October 18, 1963. Larene is survived by her husband, Greg, and her children Darren (Ellen), Alan (Kim), Amy Wilcox (Adam) and Cathy Balfanz (Chad) and 18 grandchildren whom she loved and doted on. Family meant everything to Larene.
Larene valiantly fought many health problems over the years including numerous skin cancers, tumors, hemolytic anemia and lymphoma. She did so with grace, courage and her sense of humor that allowed her to meet and conquer these challenges.
Funeral services Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m. at River Ridge First Ward at 10124 South 1300 West, South Jordan, Utah. Friends and family may visit on Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, and at the church Friday morning from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral Home

Jenkins-Soffe South Valley
1007 W South Jordan Parkway South Jordan, UT 84095

Published in Deseret News on Sept. 12, 2018