Dale Lorraine Hawkins

Dale Lorraine Hawkins

Dale Lorraine Hawkins

Dale Lorraine Hawkins was born on July 26, 1954 to George and Dagmar Christopher at Mather Field Air Force Base in California. She passed away on May 21, 2016 due to complications from her pancreatic cancer.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

 

Daily, as she was affectionately known to her friends and family, was born to a military family and her early years were spent traveling to different locales as her father was deployed from one base to another. In 1955 the family moved briefly to Parkland, Washington (Fort Lewis) before journeying to Fort Richardson, Alaska. This was before Alaska became a state. The base was situated in a vast hilly forested area and Daily, brother Gary and sister Robin enjoyed the great outdoors – sledding, snowball fights, and trips through the woods. One memorable event was being forced with her siblings to climb a tree when confronted by a mother moose and calf!

 

After Alaska the family spent a year at Fort Lewis, Washington before moving to Queen Anne Hill in 1960. Daily attended Queen Anne High and also Port Angeles High School, graduating from there in 1972. After high school Daily worked at various jobs including accounting, dog grooming, bartender, Avon sales person, waitress, house cleaner and lastly as an employee at the Washington State Liquor Control store in Juanita. She was an extremely hard worker and always wanted to do an outstanding job.

 

Being diagnosed fairly early with fibromyalgia, which caused her much pain, Daily did not let this deter her from tackling projects with enthusiasm and zeal. She enjoyed life and wanted to experience all that it had to offer.

 

Daily married her soul mate, Andy Hawkins, in 1994. She wanted to get married before she was 40 and accomplished this goal. Andy and Daily had a wonderful marriage and they enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer, motorcycling, fishing and especially their trips to Maui. Each time they stayed on the Hawaiian island they would frequent a certain tattoo parlor as a memory of the trip. Daily enjoyed taking her two dogs, Chico and Harley, for walks in a park near their house. She was often accompanied by friends and neighbors. Andy and Daily would host an annual luau that was legendary – complete with a lava pool and hula dancers. It was a great time for friend, family and neighbors.

 

Daily was an avid gardener and her yard was amazing – beautiful flowers and shrubs, vegetable garden, and whimsical yard art. Being very artistic, she created tile bird houses and yard art; often selling these at craft fairs.

 

Daily had a very caring heart and a strong faith. She belonged to the City Church in Kirkland and received much inspiration from the pastors and members. She established some very strong friendships through this association. Daily often visited retirement centers with her dog Harley and through her Avon experience helped the elderly women with their makeup. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Evergreen Hospital gift store, where she made some great friends and enjoyed conversing/visiting with the people that stopped in to buy items. Because of her bounty of flowers in her yard she would often sell them from a stand in front of the house and donate the proceeds to charity. She took the lessons of the Bible to heart. Last year she encountered a homeless woman and took compassion on this woman’s situation, letting her stay in their motor home until she found a job, bringing to mind the passage Bible.

 

Matthew 25:35:

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me

 

Daily was a shining example of putting Christ’s love into practice.

 

Daily is survived by her husband Andy Hawkins, stepson Josh Hawkins, sister-in-law Roseanne Hawkins,  sister Robin Davis, brother Gary Christopher and wife Barb Brister, niece Kelly Davis and her sons Davis and Danny and niece Lindsay White and her husband Brian.

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