Lodena Kaye “Katie” Hawkins was born on Aug. 18, 1935 in Rawlins, Wyoming to Etha and James Justesen. After a long fruitful life she passed away due to a longtime illness on Jan. 30, 2013 at Bingham Nursing Care and Rehab Facility, surrounded by her family and friends.
Katie is survived by children, Jewel Mc Murtery, Patricia Keller, Jeff and Dorien Jenkins, Kris Frady, L D and Melissa Hawkins; siblings, Larry (Shawna) Justesen, Margo Maxwell and Jullie (Dennis) Hoen; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Etha and James Justesen; her loving stepfather, Morian Hiatt; brother, James “Sonny” Justesen; son, Randy Jim Justesen; sister, Penny Justesen; loving son-in-law, Bruce McMurtery; great granddaughter, Isabella Rose Gibson; and great grandson Robert Grant Manwill.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Hawker Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at the Groveland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .