“Gone Teaching”\nOur beloved husband and father, age 69, returned home to his Heavenly Father on January 30, 2008 after a dignified fight with Parkinson’s disease.\nHe was born on December 18, 1938 to John B. and Laura Hawkes in Ogden, Utah. He had the privilege of growing up in the mission field with his parents and siblings as they served several missions for the LDS church. He graduated from Olympus High School; completed military basic training at Fort Ord in California; served an LDS mission in Southern Australia; and graduated from BYU with his Masters degree in Educational Psychology & Religion. John and his sweetheart, Kae, were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on December 18, 1970.\nHe owned and operated Hawkes Publishing and Liahona Publishing for 45 years. He enjoyed writing and took great pleasure in authoring over 20 books. Some of which include: Book of Mormon Digest, 30 Reasons to go on a Mission, Are Mormons Really Christians?, and Keys to Successful Dating.\nJohn has been a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully in many callings, including scouting, bishopric, stake high council and teaching.\nHe was a devoted father and enjoyed spending time with his family. Our fondest memories are picnics up Millcreek Canyon and summer vacations at Bear Lake.\nJohn is survived by his loving wife, Kae; and their 6 children, Ann (Mike) Bingham, Nephi Hawkes, Sarah (Chris) Cox, Larene (Jeremy) Young, Ruth (Mat) Greensides, and Joseph Hawkes. There are presently 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters and brother, Joyce Metcalf, Lauralee Hunsaker, and David Hawkes. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Laura M. Hawkes; also his wife’s mother, Norine M. Robinson.\nThe funeral services will be held Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Millcreek Stake Center, 4220 South Jeannine Dr. (450 E.) There will be a viewing on Sunday, February 3, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, Murray, and also on Monday 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.