Pinky was born in North Hollywood, California to Don and Elizabeth Garman. Due to lactose intolerance, she required an extended hospital stay at birth. The nurses put her in pink blankets and called her “the pink baby”. Hence, the name Pinky, which stuck for her lifetime. Her need for goat milk led to the establishment of the largest goat dairy in the United States which her family ran and managed for more than 30 years (Laurelwood Acres, Ripon, CA).
During her lifetime, she was actively involved in 4-H as a member locally and nationally and later was the Ripon 4-H community leader. Jack and Pinky were nationally recognized dairy goat judges and lifetime members of the American Dairy Goat Association. She later became the first librarian at Weston Elementary School and served for 20 years until her retirement. Her passions in life revolved around her family and her church family at Ripon Church of Christ. Her generosity in helping others was known to many, especially those who received her famous lemon meringue pies. She loved helping and serving others. This was evident by all the volunteering she did throughout her lifetime. Her laugh, her smile, and her generosity will be remembered by all who knew her.
Pinky is survived by her loving husband, Jack Hawes of 47 years, her children, Kevin and Heidi Hawes (Ripon), Keith and Jennifer Hawes (Houston, TX), and Kristin and Curtis Brunson (Visalia). In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren, Maddie and Trent Hawes, Zachary and Kaci Hawes, and Colton, Cayden, and Carter Brunson. She is also survived by her brother Bill Garman and his wife Megan and loving brothers and sisters-in-laws Alvin and Carolyn Hawes, John and Marlene Hall, and Larry and Sue Hawes as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation and the services will be held at Ripon Church of Christ. Days and times will be posted on the website www.RiponChurchof Christ.org -
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, February 12, 2013