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Our beloved father, brother, grandfather Clint Frank Hawkins III returned home to his Heavenly Father and reunited with his wife Linda on Thursday October 28, 2021. Clint was born on June 7, 1943, to Clint Hawkins Jr. and Charlotte Yoder in Owosso, Michigan.
Clint was raised in Rogue River, Oregon. From a young age he battled polio and other diseases/injuries. He learned to work hard logging and wrangling horses among other ranch chores. He joined the Navy at age 17 and was a jet engine mechanic. It was in the Navy where a friend introduced him to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized a member. Later he served a building mission for the church. While living in San Francisco, California, he met his future wife when he saw one of the most beautiful women, he had ever seen walk across the church dance floor. Her name was Linda. Five days later they were engaged and 5 months later on December 12, 1966, they married and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple by Elder Harold B. Lee.
Clint and Linda started their family in Portland, Oregon, then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, San Jose, California, Mesa, Arizona and then Provo, Utah. Clint worked in many fields including Computer Repair Technician, Driving Instructor, Craftsman with Biesemeyer Manufacturing, School Bus Driver for Kyrene School District in Arizona, and Alpine School District in Utah. His children always knew he was good with his hands. He was always building model airplanes, trains and automobiles and built dioramas to display them. He was creative and very artistic. After retiring from driving a school bus, he put his artistic and handy abilities to begin his Gunsmithing business. He did amazingly intricate work. He gradually built a decent clientele. He wrote articles for Gunsmithing magazines that helped bring in extra income.
Clint along with his wife Linda instilled a deep love for God and Country in his children. Morning family prayer and scripture study was essential to Clint. He bore his testimony often and expressed his love for our Savior Jesus Christ. He served in various callings in the church including being a lifelong Home Teacher/Minister to families in the Ward, he served in the Elders and High Priest Quorums and the Sunday School Presidency. He also served as Stake Single Adult Advisors and Ward Mission Leaders with Linda.
Clint moved to Orchard Views Assisted Living where he met Nyla Miller. They became sweethearts and were married just prior to Clint’s sudden passing. Clint is survived by Nyla, his sister Cheryl, his children Clint IV (Lorette) of Queen Creek, Arizona, Chyrisse (Ken) of Hurricane, Utah, Aaron (Amelia) of Independence, Missouri, Andrea of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Devin (Michelle) of Malvern, Iowa and Jared (Rebekah) of Santaquin, Utah, 32 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Linda, his parents Clint and Charlotte and a granddaughter Mattea Marie Hawkins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday November 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 90 South 200 East, Santaquin, UT. A viewing will be held from 9:30 - 10:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Rd (1700 West), Bluffdale, Utah.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com