David “Dean” Hawks of Bountiful Utah returned to his Heavenly Father on his 83rd birthday December 9, 2023. Born December 9, 1940, to David and Flossie Hawks in Idaho. He is the eldest of 6 children. “Dean” is preceded by his mother and father David and Flossie Hawks, his brother Phil, and his son Ethiah. He is survived by his wife Patricia, His Brothers Ellis and Rodney, his sisters Janette and Dianna. He has 10 living children Lennea, Aaron, Klin, Jair, Roxie, Allicia, Mosiah, Gennese, Shem, Shikara and 39 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Beloved father of 11 biological children and many other honorary children needing love and comfort filled his home throughout his years of Parenting.
Dean attended high school in Wendell Idaho, and finished in the U.S. Army, where he served honorably. After being discharged from the military he served a fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he served in the Germany South Mission. He later attended Brigham Young University in Provo Utah where he met the love of his life. Dean was sealed to Patricia on August 31, 1967, in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity. He built houses, dove for abalone in California and settled in Boise Idaho as a firefighter. A year later august 1974, he purchased a farm in Marsing Idaho to pursue his love of agriculture until 1996. Most of his children were raised on the Farm. Due to financial hardship, they moved several times after the sale of the farm for a couple of years and finally settled in Bountiful Utah where he remained until his death.
Throughout his lifetime Dean had an entrepreneurial spirit, he invented many items that were very useful. Anytime you were stuck or faced with a difficult challenge and thought there was no possible solution –he would say “Whenever you think it can’t be done someone is already out there doing it. So, you just haven’t found the right way.”
Throughout most of his life “Dean” was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. He devoted many hours to his church, community, children, and anyone in need. He would open his home and dinner table where everyone was welcomed. He devoted countless hours of service to the community and instilled in his children the importance of service and loving one another. He would say he never had two cents to rub together but he was very rich from the blessings of the Lord. We might not have had money or fancy things, but we never went hungry or without the necessities of life. He was very humble and never hesitated when there was a call for service, he would just round up his family and friends and fill a need. He was the first to volunteer for any project. Dean emulated true Christ Like service. He also served as a Scout Master for many years and was a founding member of a community troop. He earned his Wood badge as a member of the Buffalo Patrol. He helped many young scouts earn their Eagle. Dean loved the outdoors and was always out doing something, cutting wood, camping, hunting, fishing, bicycling and hiking.
Dean loved everyone. This included the ward members; his neighbors and he was an example of service to others and lived and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. He had 5 children who have served full-time LDS Missions, Aaron, Roxie, Allicia, Mosiah, and Shem. Dean will be missed and loved.
A service will be conducted to celebrate Deans loving life on Tuesday December 12 at the LDS Chapel 550 N 750 East in Bountiful Utah at 11 am. Viewing from 9:30-10:30 am.
A viewing on Monday December 11 from 6-8pm at the LDS Chapel 720 East 550 North in Bountiful Utah.
Interment will be announced.
In Lew of flowers his family would appreciate donations to the Dean Hawks Burial fund. Anything you can do is appreciated. $5000 is the goal.