Oren Dean Hawkins, 78, passed away from complications of a heart procedure at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho on December 2, 2021. He was a resident of Wendell, Idaho and formerly resided in Burley, Idaho.
Dean was born the oldest of two boys on November 9, 1943 in Coalville, Utah to Oren Wyatt Agee and Imogene Tangren. He graduated from Orem High School in 1961. He attended one year of college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He was a member of the Utah Civil Air Patrol for 10 years and worked at the Hill Air Force Base in Roy, Utah. Dean later moved back to Orem to work with his father in the Heating and Air Conditioning business. From there he moved to Burley, Idaho where he owned and operated Magic Valley Dairy Equipment with his brother, Wayne Hawkins.
He married Janice Diane Willard on March 9, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the bishopric in the View 1st ward for 6 years in Burley.
Dean loved traveling and riding ATV’s and UTV’s. He loved his family and spent all the time he could with them. He never met a stranger and was loved by all that knew him. He will forever live on in the hearts of all his loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one great granddaughter, Avery Rae Garza. He is survived by his brother, Wayne (Lisa) Hawkins of Jerome; his loving wife, Janice Hawkins; and his children, Kathlean (Phil) Allison of Nampa, Idaho; Kaylean (Kevin) Keller of Heyburn, Idaho; Daenean (Eduardo) Garza of Burley, Idaho; Nathan Hawkins of Burley, Idaho; and Rabecca (Greg) Staker of Wendell, Idaho; his 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wendell 2nd Ward, Wendell, Idaho. Grave dedication will conclude at the Wendell Cemetery.
Memories and codolences may be shared with the family on Dean’s memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.