Verla P. Hawkins, 88, who had been a nurse for 35 years, died Feb. 22, 2014, at Canyon Creek Memory Care Center.
She was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Davis, Ill., to Arthur and Emma Meinert. She married Russell G. Hawkins on March 12, 1945. They had two children, Betty Miller and Gail Hawkins, who both preceded her in death.
She had worked as a nurse in Boulder, Colo., and at St. John’s Nursing home in Billings.
Survivors include five grandchildren, among them Becca Gahagan of Billings; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were Feb. 26 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Donations may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.