Alberta (Hawkins) Hathcock, 95, of Mesa Arizona, passed away after a brief illness on January 8th 2017 in Mesa Arizona.
She is the daughter of Albert Wesley and Mary Jane (Kempton) Hawkins, and was born in Mesa on December 11, 1921. She attended Mesa Schools and graduated from Mesa High School. She later attended the Lambson Business College. She married David Stanley Hathcock on August 6, 1942 and together they raised six children; Karen Tyler (Ross) of Mesa, David Stanley Jr., of southern California, James Edward (Donna) of Orange California, Jane Garvin (Kirk) of Running Springs California, Robert Keith (Leslie) of Mesa, and Jean Smith (Thane) also of Mesa. Dave and Alberta were happily married for 53 years.
Alberta was a stay-at-home mother; she loved to cook, sew, paint, garden and play with the grandchildren. She kept books for her husband’s custom trailer business and ran a Diet Center from her home.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband David Sr., daughter Karen, son Dave Jr., brothers Derral (Norma Lee), Kenneth (Jean), Max, Grant (Happy), Donnie, Clyde, and sister Beulah Mae Cox (Edward). Alberta had 24 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
A public visitation will be Monday January 16, 2017 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Family graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11 AM at the City of Mesa Cemetery.