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Betty June Pomeroy Hawkins

Former Fulton County Resident, Betty June Pomeroy Hawkins, 78 passed away at her home in Thermopolis, WY after a short bout of pancreatic cancer. Born June 2, 1939 in Isabelle Township, she was the daughter of Clyde Arthur and Myrtle Cluney Pomeroy. After graduating from Lewistown Community High School, class of 1957, she attended Graham Hospital School of Nursing, obtaining her RN degree. Betty, along with two of her classmates ventured to Thermopolis, WY where she was immediately employed at the Thermopolis Hospital, later being hired by Dr. Benjamin Gitlitz until his untimely death. She then worked at the WY Pioneer Home. From 1974 until the late 90’s she became the elementary school nurse at Hot Springs County School District #1. Her position also included traveling to the Hamilton Dome, Lucerne and Meeteetse schools. On May 15, 1964 she married Donald “Hawk” Hawkins in Thermopolis, WY. They had three children, infant daughter Trina who died at birth, Julie (Tony Nettles) Lehman and Ross Hawkins. Three grandchildren Daniel and Kate Lehman and Skylar Hawkins; brother Donald Pomeroy of Havana, and sister Helen Thomson of Table Grove, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her infant daughter, she was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 2016. A member of Community Federated Church, she was passionate in teaching her little “Pumpkins” in Sunday School for many years and also serving on the Church Board. She was a member of Chapter AV P.E.O. Sisterhood, Homemaker’s Extension Club Show ‘n Tell, VFW Auxiliary and the Hospital Auxiliary. Betty was voted School Nurse of the Year in the early 90’s and served as President of the WY School Nurses Association. Betty and her husband enjoyed camping, their children, grandchildren and children in general. Betty loved the mountains. Funeral Services will be held December 18 at 2 p.m. at Community Church with Pastor Chuck Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery. Condolences and memorials may be sent to: Hawkins Family, 1237 Amoretti St. Thermopolis, WY.

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