On June 19, 2010 God called Bryan Kenneth Hawkins home where he will reside in complete health and in the farmhouse God has prepared for him. Bryan was born Jan. 22, 1929 in Brazito, NM. His parents, William & Mildred Hawkins came to the Mesilla Valley in 1928 From Ozark, AK. They had three sons, Bryan, Jerry and Charlie. The family farmed through the depression with help from r...

On June 19, 2010 God called Bryan Kenneth Hawkins home where he will reside in complete health and in the farmhouse God has prepared for him. Bryan was born Jan. 22, 1929 in Brazito, NM. His parents, William & Mildred Hawkins came to the Mesilla Valley in 1928 From Ozark, AK. They had three sons, Bryan, Jerry and Charlie. The family farmed through the depression with help from relatives who came for the much needed work during that era. During his college years Bryan was involved in a life altering car accident that hospitalized him for almost a year, and affected him through out his life. In spite of this tragic event and with the help of his mother who drove him to NMSU daily so that he could attend classes, Bryan obtained his Bachelors degree, and became a RPA. Upon graduation he worked for Frank Adams and soon after opened his own accounting business in 1958. Some of Bryan's most memorable career accomplishments were being a project accountant for the Apollo project for NASA, and working as an accountant for Weyerhaeuser Inc., where through his due diligence he recovered over a hundred thousand dollars for the company. During that time, Bryan continued to assist his father William "Pop" Hawkins on the farm and eventually took over the day to day operations of the Brazito farm. After a successful work history Bryan retired in the mid nineties and lived the rest of his life on his beloved farm in Brazito, where he enjoyed feeding the birds and watching the trees he planted grow. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Bryan's second love was a good cigar. On any given day you could find Bryan, one of his many "bonnets" donning his head, puttering around his yard with that tell-tale trail of smoke coming from his stogie. Bryan was proud of his children's accomplishments and his dedication to all of them is reflected by the love and commitment his children showed him during his final days. Bryan's life history will show him to having been a man of dedication to family, hard work, and honesty. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents William and Mildred, and his brother Charlie. Bryan is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jane, sons Steven Webb and his wife Angela (Angie) and their children, and Dr. Jamie and his wife Yolanda Hawkins and his daughter, and his daughter Lenora Hawkins. He is also survived by his children Tom Tarasoff and his wife Bernadine and their children, Mike Tarasoff and his companion Pam and their children, and Karen Tarasoff Foust and her husband Mike; his brother Jerry Hawkins and his wife Shirley, and their children Ben, Bill, Bob, and Linda Hawkins and his deceased brother Charlie's children, Christine, Mark, Kelly and Stacey, as well as numerous grand children and great-grand children. Bryan Hawkins will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have made his acquaintance. A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 23, 2010 from 5-7 pm at Getz Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday June 24, 2010 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers Bryan's family ask that donations be made in his name to a charity of your choice. PDF Printable Version

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