Nolan was born in McMinville Oregon, son of Ellen Margret (Hansen) Hawks and Eardley J Hawks. In 1952, he moved to Ogden Utah, with his parents, sisters, Geneva & Linda and brother Ronald. After attending classes in the Ogden City schools, he worked at Steven’s Cannery in Roy, the Deseret Industries in Ogden, and the drop of trailer in Kaysville. He also worked for P.A.R.C. in Clearfield.
Nolan loved trucks, country music and cowboy movies. He had a large and prized collection of both music and movies. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and trips to Bear (sunburn) Lake. He loved to tease and joke with people; your tie was never safe, and you really needed to watch your toes if he had his walker or a wheelchair.
However, his most favorite activity was bowling. He would take his dad bowling twice a week, where they would bowl 2, sometimes 3, games each. He was exceptionally good! I know, because he allowed me, his little brother Ken, and Michelle, his little sister, to join them. Even though we were only allowed to go once a week, it wasn’t long before it became a family bowling night that took up 4 or more lanes. It was during one of these nights that he got the nick name ‘Bowlin Nolan’!
Nolan was preceded in transition by his parents, Eardley and Ellen Hawks, brother Ronald Jay Hawks, Brothers-in-law Herbert Bohling and Tony Tams.
He is survived by his sisters: Geneva (Herbert) Bohling, Linda (Lynn) Coleman, Michelle (Tony) Tams; sister-in-law Winona (Ronald) Hawks and brother Kennith (Deanna) Hawks; 24 nieces and nephews, spouses and kiddos.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Turn Community Services for making Nolan part of their family. He was always happy, cheerful, and well taken care of. THANK YOU!
There is a new Soloist in Heaven’s Choir! I know because I heard him singing!
Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah with a viewing on Monday from 11:00 -11:40 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah.
The service will be livestreamed on Nolan’s obituary.
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