Max Hawkins, 92, the father of a Gillette woman, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Livingston, Mont., of natural causes.
A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Hawkins was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Osakis, Minn. to Cloyde and Ruth Hawkins.
He entered the Army Air Force in 1942, and served the country in World War II as a B-24 co-pilot for the 308th Bomb Group, 375 Bomb squad, 14th Air Force, in the CBI Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He shared many stories of his war adventures.
Mr. Hawkins was a carpenter, building houses in Livingston and specializing in sheetrock construction. He had many hobbies. He loved the outdoors. He loved to travel. He loved his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice, and four children, including his daughter, Janis Price of Gillette; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Counterpoint Vocational Center, 116 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT, 59047; or to, Rocky Mountain Hospice, 301 Edelweiss Dr., Suite 6, Bozeman, MT 59718, or the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to Box 1673, Gillette, WY 82717.