NAMPA – Graveside funeral
services for Melvin Hawkins, 72, 520 Fern St., who died Sunday
at a Caldwell hospital following a brief illness, will be
conducted at 4p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
The Rev. Jim Stewart, pastor of the Bethel Church of the
Nazarene, will officiate. The cortege will leave the Alsip
Funeral Chapel at 3:45 p.m.
Mr. Hawkins was born Oct. 24, 1902 at Wheaton, Minn., and
moved to Cascade, Idaho when he was 8 years of age. He
resided there until 1956 when he went into construction work
and traveled in New Mexico and Arizona. He married Patricia
Lewis at Cascade Sept. 3, 1950. They moved to Coeur d’Alene,
Idaho in 1964, then in 1966 moved to Nampa where they have
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patricia Hawkins, Nampa;
two daughters, Joan Knapp, Anchorage, Alaska, and Ruth Ann
Grohnke, Hayward, Calif.; a sister, Mildred Hawkins,
Middleton; seven grandsons, Alfred Knapp Jr., Nampa, Buster,
Buddy, Bimbo and Bobby Knapp, all of Anchorage, Alaska, and
Mike and Mark Grohnke, both of Wayward, Calif.; a
granddaughter, the former Peggy Knapp, Boise;
great-granddaughter, Shannon Knapp, Nampa; and. a foster son,
Robert, of Nampa.