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Obituary of Betty F Hawkeswood

Betty F. Hawkeswood passed away , March 2 in Reno, Nevada. She was 88.

Her gravesite service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Grass Valley, California; with a memorial service immediately afterwards at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

She was born August 6, 1926 in Porterville, California. She was the third of six children born to the late Frank and Gladys Seaman. She grew up in Porterville, and graduated from Porterville High School.

She married in 1946 to James M. Hawkeswood and had three children.

Betty and Jim lived for over 30 years in Grass Valley. While her family was growing up, she was actively involved with the PTA and eventually became a past president of the Grass Valley PTA. She was also an active leader in Girl Scouts, volunteered with the Nevada County Immunization Clinic and the Election Board of Nevada County. For a few years, she was employed at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

After she and her husband retired, they moved to Yerington, Nevada, where she became active in the Yerington Methodist Church, the Lyon County Museum and the South Lyon Hospital Auxiliary. She received a lifetime membership in the South Lyon hospital Auxiliary for all of her hard work.

She loved to play bridge and work on crafts.

Betty is survived by her son James Hawkeswood (Diane); daughter Janet Sanderson, and son, Kenneth Hawkeswood (Laura); grandchildren Kelly La Torraca (Mark), Jason Sanderson (Monica), Jay Hawkeswood (Wendi) and Abigail Frazen (Keith); and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Sanderson, Clay Hawkeswood, Maison Sanderson, Madison Hawkeswood and Chesney Hawkeswood.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Lyon Medical Center hospital Auxiliary at 213 S. Whitacre St., Yerington, NV 89447


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