March 24, 1971March 10, 2024 (age 52)

Erin Michelle Hawkes, 52 of Malad, and wife of Chris Hawkes, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024. She was born March 24, 1971, in Provo, Utah, the oldest child and only daughter of Terry and Marsha Jones. Erin was raised in Pocatello and Malad. She graduated from Malad High School in 1989 and continued her education at Utah State University, where she majored in Elementary Education. She married Chris Hawkes on September 10, 1994, in the Logan, Utah temple.

Erin enjoyed baking, reading, spending time in Island Park at the cabin, following the activities of her family, and watching her brother’s coach. She loved being surrounded by her husband and her family, including her grandchildren, who could never have felt more loved as she read, danced, and laughed with them. All of her nieces and nephews looked forward to her teasing. Her “Erin” laugh was especially loved. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities. She taught at Malad Elementary School for 30 years. Erin also coached various sports at the Middle School and High School.

She is survived by her husband Chris; her children: Jordan (Tyler) Cook; and Bailey (Jayden) Moon. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Tinley and Rydge Moon,and Kruw Cook; her parents Terry and Marsha Jones. Erin is also survived by her brothers: Justin Jones, Tyler Jones, and Trevor Jones.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, from 12-1 p.m. at the Malad Stake Center.

A viewing will be held Friday, March 15, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Horsley Funeral Homes.

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