"Rick" Hawthorne, 47, of Nampa, died Tuesday, April 16, 1996,
at a Boise hospital, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
April 20, at the Nampa Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 3001
12th Ave. Rd. The Rev. Michael Howard, pastor of the
Open Door, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt.
Calvary Cemetery. Services are under the direction of
the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Rick was born February 5, 1949 at Minot. N.D., to Clarence
and Glendeva Sauby Hawthorne. He was reared and educated
in Voltaire and Bergen, N.D., and graduated from high school
in Velva, N.D. He then attended the School of Forestry
in Bottineau, N.D. After his schooling, he moved to
Cypress, Calif., and went to work for Western Digital.
He married Elvia Matas on September 16, 1967 in Cypress.
They moved to Garden Grove, Calif., where he worked for the
Rockwell Corporation. He later moved to Pocatello and
went to work for A.M.I. In 1979, they came to Nampa, and
he went to work for Zilog as an engineer. He later went
to work for Micron in Boise, as an engineer in the research
and Development Dept., where he was currently employed.
Rick was a Karate instructor, and was selected to go to the
1968 Olympics in Seoul, Korea, with the Tae Kwon Do
Demonstration Team. He was a member of the MOPARS
Unlimited of Idaho, and had been a member of the Ventures
Motorcycle Club in Caldwell. He was also a member of the
Harley Owners Group in Boise. He loved the outdoors, and
enjoyed camping, fishing, and scuba diving. On weekends,
he loved working on their cabin near Brownlee.
Rick is survived by his wife, Elvia, of Nampa; one son and
daughter-in-law, Robert "Rob" and Trina Hawthorne, Nampa; one
daughter, Luana Hawthorne, Nampa; one sister, Jane Grunseth,
Velva, N.D.; two grandchildren, Devin Hawthorne, and Aliah
Hawthorne, Nampa; and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Joycelyn
The family suggests memorials to the St. Alphonsus
Regional Medical Center, Intensive Care Unit, 1055 N. Curtis
Rd., Boise, ID 83706.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Friday, April
19, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.