Yvonne was born on June 24, 1937, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Frank and Ruby Maddera. She spent her childhood in Texas and Carbon County, Utah. In 1955, her family moved to Moab, where she graduated from Grand County High.
She married Robert E. Hawks on Aug. 18, 1956. Together, they raised four children, and have owned and operated Bob’s Sanitation. Inc. since 1970. Always ready for a challenge, Yvonne became very active in the community. She was elected to the Grand County Board of Education and served from 1975 to 1982. She was also a member of the Consolidation Board, Grand County Credit Union Loan Committee and was active with the Republican Women.
In addition, she was a proud member of the Alpha Rho Sorority, remaining active until her death.
Known for her quick wit, unique sense of humor, hard work and dedication to family, friends, sorority sisters and community, Yvonne will be dearly missed. Her legacy is the kindness she shared with friends, family and strangers alike. She was a champion to all and always saw the good in everyone.
Yvonne is survived by her loving husband, Robert E. Hawks; sons, Robert J. (Angela Lema), Palisade, Colo., Richard R. (Helen), Moab, Utah, and David I. (Barbara Swenson), Moab. Utah; daughter, Lynda J. Rogers (George), Centerville, Utah; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller