MARIAN HAWKINS

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HAWKINS MARIAN STOUDEMIRE HAWKINS August 19, 1927 ~ July 4, 2018 Marian Slate Stoudemire Hawkins, 90, died in her sleep on July 4 in Gaithersburg, MD. Mrs. Hawkins grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. A devoted lifelong Tar Heel, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. When she married in 1955, she moved with her husband to Charleston, WV; Richmond, VA; New Orleans, LA; Bethesda, MD; and Rochester, NY, before the family settled in Rockville, MD in 1972. Mrs. Hawkins was a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and served as one of the first guides at Hillwood Museum, where she developed a love for Russian art. Wherever she lived, she was active in the Episcopal Church. At St. Luke's in Bethesda, she served on the Vestry, Altar Guild, and Labyrinth Committee and as president of the Women of St. Luke's and chairman of the Flower Guild. She served on the board of the Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of Washington. Mrs. Hawkins' hobbies included traveling, gardening and watercolor painting. She showed incredible generosity in helping others in their times of need. A Southern lady who made all feel comfortable, she was a caring and positive force in the world. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of James Alexander Hawkins, a retired executive of Eastman Kodak and board member of Mental Health of America and Children's Hospice International; mother of Anne Ramsey (Robert) of Arlington, VA, Elizabeth Ende (Neil) of McLean, VA, and James Alexander Hawkins, Jr. of Rockville; grandmother of Cailin, Hailey, and Iain Ramsey and Jessica and Jennie Ende; and sister of Cranford Stoudemire of New York, NY. A memorial service will be held on August 18 at 2 o'clock at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6100 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Labyrinth at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.A memorial service will be held on August 18 at 2 o'clock at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6100 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Labyrinth at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
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St Luke's Episcopal Church
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Bethesda, MD 20814
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Published in The Washington Post from July 13 to July 15, 2018