In memory of Margaret H. (Peg) Hawk 1913-2005


DELTA — Margaret H. (Peg) Hawk, 92, died Nov. 28, 2005, in Delta, after a brief illness. Born to Walter D. and Orlena Mae Weir on March 30, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., she was the youngest of four children and among the first children born in Cook County Hospital.

She moved with her family to Colorado in 1917, residing in the San Luis Valley for two years before moving to Denver. The family returned to Center in 1929, when her father was a carpenter. She graduated from Center High School in 1932. Margaret met G. Thomas (Tommy) Hawk in high school and they were married Nov. 5, 1933, moving to Monte Vista. Their first son, David T. was born in 1942 and their second son, Douglas D. in 1948. During World War II, she was a volunteer nurse’s aid at the Monte Vista Community Hospital and, during the 1950s, she was a Gray Lady at the Veterans Center at Homelake. For several years in the 1960s, she served as the Rio Grande County Red Cross representative, aiding scores of service men and women during emergency situations. Margaret was a member of the Monte Vista Chapter of Eastern Star, Rebeccas and the Monte Vista Methodist Church, where she was actively involved for decades.

Following her husband’s retirement from Safeway Stores, Inc. in 1973, they traveled extensively throughout the United States and spent their summers at their cabin in Masonic Park. In November 1996, they moved to Delta where they had a home on David’s property.

Her parents; her sisters, Gladys McCormick and Gen Loser; her brother Walter H. (Buck) Weir; and a great grandson, Jace Hawk, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her two sons, seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, the Delta LDS Stake Center.



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