Olive Cozzens Hawkins


(Dec. 22, 2007)

Olive Cozzens Hawkins, 79, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22 in the Powell Nursing Home from causes related to Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born March 23, 1928, to Joe and Bertha Cozzens in Powell. She was raised on the family farm at Ralston.

She attended college at Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Master’s Degree in Education. She served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in Hawaii from 1950 to 1952. She married Charles V. Hawkins in the Salt Lake City Temple on Oct. 10, 1952.

They settled in Cody and became parents to five sons and two daughters. Olive worked as a second grade teacher at Eastside Elementary in Cody from 1976 to 1992.

She served in various church positions during her life. She worked many years with the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Silver Beaver Award.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; her children, Bruce (Colleen) of Bentonville, Ark., Joe (Deniece) of Orem, Utah, Ken (Maureen) of Pocatello, Idaho, Lynette (Ned) Kelley of Cody, Brent (Leslie) of West Jordan, Utah, Mark (Susan) of Mesa, Ariz., and Lonnie (Greg) Clark of Powell; 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Minnie) Cozzens; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Fred, Francis, Melvin and Matthew; grandson, Dallin Hawkins; and great-grandson, Charles Hawkins.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at the LDS Church Avenue E Chapel in Powell, under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the services at the church.