Ell Margaret Hawkins, 84

Ell Margaret Hawkins, 84, passed away on January 6, 2018, in St George, Utah.  She was born on November 27, 1933 to Earl Christian Jensen and Bessie Inez Shawcroft in Sanford, Colorado. 

Ell Margaret grew up in Sanford, where she attended Sanford Public Schools.  She met her husband, Ralph, in her late teens and was married on October 1, 1952, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Ell Margaret was a wonderful wife and homemaker.  In addition to raising eight children, she found time to devote to crocheting, canning, and quilting.  She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was blessed to serve a mission with her husband in the Bahia Blanca Argentina Mission. 

Ell Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; their children, Corinne (Arthur) of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Glenda (Lynn) of Browns Valley, CA, Ronald (Marianne) of Genola, UT, Grant (Susan) of Toole, UT, James (Cindy) of Orem, UT, Leslie (Janene) of Sanford, Stan (Jill) of St George, UT; daughter-in-law, Susie of Manassa; 32 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Ell Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Inez; son, Vernon; one grandchild; and two sisters, Bessie Elnora and Geraldine.

The family would like to thank Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, Sun Tree Home Health and Hospice, Nurses, Friends, Family, and countless others for all the kindness and devotion shown during the past few years.   

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sanford LDS Chapel.  A viewing will be held on Friday, January 12th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 13th, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Sanford LDS Chapel.  Interment will be at the Sanford Cemetery.