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Information for Ruth E. Swigert Hawk

2 April, 1917 - 19 November, 1968

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

21 November, 1968
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ruth E. Hawk

    CALDWELL - Services for Mrs. Ruth E. Hawk, 51, of 325 West Bannock, Boise, who died Sunday in a Boise hospital after a short illness, will be conducted at Homedale's Flahiff Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. Walden Askren of the Caldwell First Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment will be at Wilder.
    Mrs. Hawk was born April 2, 1917, in Roswell, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Swigert of Roswell.  She attended schools at Wilder and was graduated from Wilder High School.
    She was the first woman to enter the Woman's Army Air Corps at Boise during World War II, enlisting Nov. 24, 1943, and serving until being honorably discharged Dec. 15, 1945, at Camp Beals, Calif.
    She was married Feb. 6, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Ray E. Hawk, and they lived in Denver until moving to Boise in 1959.  They since had lived in Boise, where he is a pressman at the Idaho Statesman.
    Surviving, in addition to Mr. Hawk, are two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Maurer of Wilder and Mrs. Helen Corser of Seattle, and several nieces and nephews.

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