Juanita Hawkins, 92, of Madill, Okla., who was affectionately identified to buddies and spouse and children as Nita, passed away on Dec. 25, 2020, at Texoma Professional medical Heart, in Denison, Texas.
Nita was born Might 6, 1928, in the Tyler neighborhood to the late Frank Marion Stowers and Marie Bean Stowers. She attended Madill Faculties from grades 1-12, graduating in 1936, and continued her education at Southeastern State Academics Higher education, in Durant, Okla., for three several years, studying Organization Accounting, Enterprise Legislation, and Castilian Spanish.
She started her functioning career in Ardmore with attorneys Thomas Tate and Andrew Riddles, as a authorized assistant, transferring to Oklahoma Morris Finance Organization of Ardmore. Upon her manager’s advice, she took a job in Houston working for a finance firm for several several years in advance of returning house to Ardmore, where she started her lawful job doing the job for Samedan Oil Company as legal assistant and Spanish translator.
In 1955, Nita married Invoice Hawkins, in Santa Fe, N.M., then created their house west of Madill, on what is acknowledged as Hawkins Highway. They lifted four youngsters Mike, Tony, Dawn, and Carol. She was usually associated with school actions and was a homeroom mother for all of her little ones, wherever she planned numerous get-togethers and usually embellished for the holiday getaway situations
Nita commenced working as a Courtroom Reporter at the Marshall County Courthouse, transcribing lots of court instances with a superior good friend Floydean Coe, just after which she moved to the Election Board and worked till her retirement.
Her hobbies were gardening, canning, oil and watercolor painting. Nita was a self-taught seamstress creating several outfits for her niece’s horse competitions. Her love for cooking came from her mother-in-law, Oma Eco-friendly. They spent lots of several hours generating new recipes. Nita’s finest pleasure were her grandchildren who affectionately referred to as her “Nina.” Her creative ability often entertained them and she would produce poems for each of the grandchildren.
Nita is survived by Youngsters: Tony and spouse Angie of Madill Dawn Shebester and spouse, Bobby, of Lebanon Okla. Carol Dowlen, of Madill Mike Watkins and Donna of Bennington, Okla.
Grandchildren: Brian and wife Deana Young Jason and Jodi Watkins Jaret and Brianne Shebester Shantel and partner, Chase Shores Hailey and husband, Travis Takara, Lakesha, Tristin, and Trace Hawkins.
Wonderful-grandchildren: Kendall, Jaycee, Krayton, Jax, Kingston, Kennedy, Kruz, Tab, Jhett, Hadley, Henley, McCray, and Jayce.
Brother in-Law: Ralph Carter of Calera, Okla., and quite a few nieces and nephews.
Juanita was proceeded in death by her parents, spouse, two sisters, L’Wanda McManus, Patricia Carter, and son-in-legislation Gordon Dowlen.
Visitation will be held at Watts Funeral Home in Madill, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m., with household several hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Providers will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the Watts Memorial Chapel Madill. Dalan Larason will officiate. Interment will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, Okla. Company will be below the direction of Watts Funeral Dwelling of Madill. Condolences may well be despatched to www.wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket Bearers: Jaret Shebester, Jason Watkins, Chase Shores, Will Cook, Todd Cook, Casey Prepare dinner, Travis Wright, Trace Hawkins, and Austin Hawkins.
In lieu of bouquets, individuals wishing to give an expression of sympathy are asked to think about the Oklahoma Health care Research Basis, 825 N. E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.