Philip "Phil" Otis Hawkins 94 of Bloomfield was called home to our Heavenly Father on Friday October 1, 2021 at his home in Bloomfield.
Phil was born on December 5, 1926 in Blanding, Utah. He married Veloy Helquist January 11, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were later
sealed in the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Manti Temple on May 11, 1962. He served in the Army in World War II in the Aleutian Islands.
Phil and Veloy lived in Blanding,Ut Gunnison, Ut, Farmington, NM, and Bloomfield, NM. Phil worked in the Uranium Mines and also as an Auto Mechanic, while training and racing race horses. For a time, he ran Bloomfield Shamrock. Phil loved his family, especially four wheeling with them, and spending time at Nizhoni Campground as Camp Host. He was the highlight of the "Hawkins
Family Reunion" where he always sat at the campfire playing his guitar, and singing.
Phil is survived by his 10 children, Terry (Kathy), Shauna (Ron Apple), Gary (Bonnie), Jeff, John (Louise), Sue (Tom Hill), Sharon, Dennis (Nancy), Debra (Ron Barney), Phylis (Andy Sanchez).
35 Grandchildren, 95 Great-Grandchildren, and 36 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Veloy, parents Lawrence and Laura Hawkins, 4 brothers, 1 sister, 2 grandchildren, and a son-in-law.
Visitation will be 9-10 am Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Aztec. Funeral Services will begin at 10 am in the Chapel, and Burial will follow in East Hammond Cemetery, in Bloomfield.
He will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the relatives, medical staff, and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Phil's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington.