Condolence & Memory Journal

We will miss a fun and loving aunt.

Posted by Bob Hawkinson - Wichita, KS - nephew   May 20, 2013


As a child I spent most every summer in Kansas on the farm five miles due north of Galva Kansas with my grandma Marge and grandpa Gene Hawkinson. What I learned from these two people about life, love and relationships I still use today. Grandma would tell me stories about her tough times as a child living though the Great Depression and hard time and sacrifices made during WW2. She taught me how to be frugal with your money and how to stretch a dime. She also taught me how to grow a garden, catch a big mouth bass, the art of canning vegetables and making jellies out wild sand plums and apricots. She taught me how hard work can pay off by making me work on the farm for my school clothes. Grandma was the toughest woman I have ever known but she was also the most loyal and committed woman to her family. I was very lucky and blessed to have her as my grandmother and could never repay her for all the things she did for me. Love you Grandma and save a place for me up there with Grandpa, Mom and my brother Tony.

Posted by Michael Peterson - Tioga, TX - Grandmother   May 17, 2013

Marj was always such a nice person to sit and visit with. She and I shared stories of how she and Grandpa Ek (Galen) grew up during the hard times . I always enjjoyed listening to her. Even in these declining last few years in the nursing home, tho she suffered memory loss of most of us, she was still so sweet and always told everyone she spoke to that she loved them. Rest in peace Aunt Marj.

Posted by Susan Ek - Galva, KS - niece   May 16, 2013