Nov. 8, 1911-Jan. 26, 2007

RITZVILLE, Wash. - A former Pendleton resident who was active in many local organizations, Luella Alice Beck Hawke, died Jan. 26, 2007, at Life Care Center in Ritzville. She was 95.

Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton with interment to follow at Skyview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hawke was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Bickleton, Wash., to Chester Arthur Beck and Bernice Gertrude Baldwin.

She married Everett James Hawke on Oct. 26, 1929. They settled on the family ranch near Pilot Rock. For 62 years, they raised cattle and wheat.

Mrs. Hawke was active in many organizations. She was a fifty-plus year and seventh degree member of the White Eagle Grange, holding many positions including past master, secretary, musician, chaplain and lecturer. She was also a 40 plus year member of the Pendleton Home Extension Club, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, past Chief Matriarch of the L.E.A. Auxiliary, Pat Noble Grand and a 50 plus year member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she did volunteer work.

Mrs. Hawke gave piano and accordion lessons, was a professional cake and candy maker, a craft instructor, an Avon Lady and worked at a newspaper.

After retiring, Mrs. Hawke and her husband moved to Ritzville.

She is survived by daughter Shirley Englehart, of Ritzville, Wash.; brother Marion Beck of Milton-Freewater; three grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her husband; and son James.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gritman Senior Center in Ritzville, Wash., 99169 or to the charity of choice. Danekas Funeral Home, 207 E. Main St., Ritzville, WA 99169, is in charge of arrangements.

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