7:14 PM EDT, July 29, 2011
Isabella Jones Hawkins, 83, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown.
Born Thursday, Jan. 12, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jones.
She was employed by Pan American World Airways for seven years as chief stewardess, one of the many loves of her life. She worked in public relations for Tropical Park Racetrack, Hialeah, Fla., and Pimlico Racetrack, Baltimore, Md. She was also a travel counselor with the AAA in Miami, Fla. In addition, she was our father's ballroom dance partner and teacher.
The bulk and remainder of her life, she was the world's most dedicated, compassionate, loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and animal lover. She was a transplanted city slicker, becoming a farmer's devoted partner.
She is survived by her daughters, Lizbeth Hawkins of Delaware, and JoaneAnne Hawkins Marsiglia of Mont Alto, Pa.; sons, Howard B. Hawkins of Richmond, Va., and Owen B. Hawkins Jr. of Clear Spring; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Paul's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.
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