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08-25-2006, 11:16 AM
Marjorie Hawley

From humble beginnings, Marjorie was part of "the Greatest Generation". Growing up in rural Kansas during the post great depression era, she attended high school in Mullinville, Kansas. She went on to attend Dodge City Community College where she met her husband, Leonard Hawley. She taught elementary music in Liberal, Kansas and Kansas City, Kansas before moving to Trinidad, Colorado in 1958. She continued to teach music in the Trinidad Public Schools while raising four children. In 1970, she earned her Bachelors degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, and she went on to earn a Masters degree in music education from Adams State in 1990. She was active in many community service organizations and served on the Hospital Board for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, was a Past Worthy Matron of the local Order of the Eastern Star, and also held several offices in the Colorado Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She played the organ and was active in the choir at the First United Methodist church for many years. With all her community involvement, her real passion was teaching. She touched the hearts of countless children over the years, by teaching them the finer art of making music. From teaching piano lessons in her home to directing the high school choir, she taught music at every level from kindergarten to high school for over thirty years. She "lived strong" as a Breast Cancer Survivor, and she and Len enjoyed their retirement, spending the winters in Naples, Florida, and the summers enjoying activities with friends, family, and grandchildren in Colorado and Virginia.


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She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Jeremy Hawley.

She is survived by her husband Leonard Hawley, Trinidad; sons Dan (Debra) Hawley, King George, Virginia; Steven (Georgina) Hawley, Fort Collins; David (Phoebae) Hawley, Loveland; daughters Marcia (Lance) Bakemayer, Elbert, Co; brothers Virgil (Sondra) Wade, Los Lunes, NM; Jack (Joy) Wade, Colorado Springs; Arlene Bowen, Colorado Springs, Co; grandchildren Rebekah (Sam) Doran, Brett & William Bakemeyer, Matthew, Mason, Kassondra and Nicholas Hawley.


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Visitation will be Sunday noon to 3:30 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Sunday August 27, at 4:00 pm at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Short officiating. Burial will follow on Monday August 27,at 2 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Mullinville, KS. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.