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Elizabeth "Pat" Pauline Hawley

August 24, 1937 — October 30, 2023

Elizabeth Pauline (Griffin) Hawley, more affectionately known as “Pat” was born on August 24, 1937, the daughter of Killman “K.E.” and Dollie (Baker) Griffin in Charleston, Missouri. As a child, she was baptized into Evangelical Christian faith. She graduated from Lake View High School in Lake View, Iowa with the class of 1955. She then spent time working as a telephone operator.

Pat married Raymond “Frank” Hawley on January 26, 1958, in Lake View and four children were born to this union: Janelle, Alisa, Greg, and Erica. The family made their home on a farm near Denison. Their house was built by her father and brother, who owned Griffin Construction. Pat worked hard inside the home raising her children, helping them with their schoolwork, attending their field trips and cooking hot meals for her family. She kept fruit trees and a large garden and would preserve the produce for the winter months. Pat taught Sunday school and was involved with the ladies’ church group at the Presbyterian church in Vail.

Pat was a member of the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Denison. She could often be found volunteering at the Denison Library. After retirement, Pat and Frank enjoyed traveling, some of their favorite destinations were Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland. Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska. She enjoyed passing the time by completing the New York Times crossword puzzles, cross stitching and painting with oils on various types of materials such as metal and glass. She also enjoyed baking for her family and friends. Above all she cherished spending time with her family.

Pat passed away, surrounded by her family, on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Gracewell-Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, at the age of 86 years, two months and six days.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Alisa Ann Hawley on June 15, 1963; husband, R. Frank Hawley on July 1, 2022; siblings: Freda Boardman, Bob Griffin, Bill Griffin, and Louise Shuppert. She is survived by her children: Janelle and her husband, Bill Patterson of Cape Coral, Florida, Greg Hawley and his wife, Pamela of Denison, and Erica and her husband, Tom Wagner of Elkhorn, Nebraska; granddaughter, Molly and her husband, Nate Gohman of Kearney, Nebraska; sister, Sue Frank of Lake View; and many other relatives and friends.


A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on November 2, 2023, at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Grace Evangelical Free Church

305 Cabalka Ct, Denison, IA 51442

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