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Marie Louise Hardy Hawkins

"We Love You Mom & GG RE"
1922 - 2012

Marie Louise Hardy Hawkins, 89, passed away, Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Casper, Wyoming.

Marie was born September 1st, 1922 to Joseph Lindsey Hardy and Lutie Mae Earle Hardy in Maricopa, California. Marie was raised most of her childhood in Bellflower, California. Marie had one sister Jean Hardy Overocker.

Marie was a Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles County. She worked at Terminal Island facility for women, Firestone Sheriff Station and retired from Lakewood Sheriff Station. Marie also worked as a team, with her husband Sergeant Dewey J. Hawkins on extradition trips across the country to bring back female prisoners.

« Marie always wanted to be one of the first civilians in Space.

« Marie Loved doing adventurous things like hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides and glider plane rides.

Marie started to travel after her husband passed away in 1985.
It was one of her greatest joys. She traveled to Greece, Greek Isle, Turkey, Egypt, Germany, Austria, Hungary, England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Russia to name a few of her trips.

Marie loved to knit and make quilts for her great-grandchildren. Marie was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Marie is survived by: her sons, Barry Thormahlen, Texas; Lee Thormahlen California; and daughter Lori Wolter, Wyoming. And grandchildren John Drayer, Lance Thormahlen, Anastacia Thormahlen, Kelli Thormahlen Slominski, Peter Thormahlen, Melissa Drayer Petersen, Heather Thormahlen and Amy Drayer. And 10 great-grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and her
daughter Julie Thormahlen Cross.

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