Wasilla resident Barry Lawrence Hawkes died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, of natural causes at his home. He was 53.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Valley Funeral Home in Wasilla with Pastor Lawrence Golden of Wasilla Lake Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., preceding the services.
Mr. Hawkes was born June 14, 1951, in Shelly, Idaho. He came to Alaska in 1989, left the state for four years and returned in 2002.
He resided in Nikiski for five years, in Eagle River for three years, in Anchorage for two years and in Wasilla for the past two years. He was employed by Alyeska Pipeline Service from 1989 to 1998, and by Tesoro, Alaska in 200203.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and hiking.
"He was a wonderful beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. His passion was hiking, traveling and taking fishing trips with his daughters. But most of all, his desire was to make his family happy. We'll miss him with all our hearts and souls. He'll be in our thoughts for the rest of our days," his family said.
Mr. Hawkes was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Hawkes.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Hawkes of Wasilla; children, Jackie and Nicole Hawkes of Wasilla, Brandi Jarvis of Wichita, Kan., and Jason Hawkes of Sandy, Utah.; mother, Shirley Coffey of Blackfoot, Idaho; brothers, R. Jay Hawkes of American Falls, Idaho, Lane Coffey and Scott Coffey of Blackfoot and other stepbrothers and a stepsister; granddaughter, Joselyn Hawkes of Sandy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home.
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