Grant  Rogers Hawkes
"Together Again"
Grant Rogers Hawkes

June 18, 1932 - May 22, 2018
Born in Preston, Idaho
Resided in Layton, Utah
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Grant Rogers Hawkes, 85, passed away May 22, 2018, in Layton of complications incident to age. He was born at home in Preston, ID, on June 18, 1932, to William Hawkes, Jr. and Anna Rebecca (Rae) Rogers. He was the youngest of eleven children. He graduated from Preston High School in 1950. Grant married his childhood sweetheart, Lenona Edgley, September 10, 1951, in the Logan Utah Temple.

Following high school, Grant attended and graduated from Brigham Young University in June 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and a minor in chemistry. He later completed the requirements teaching certification and went on to receive a Master of Education degree.

After graduation from BYU, Grant went to work with the J.R. Simplot Company and then the California Packing (Cal-Pack) Company before working for the Ogden City Schools as a teacher and administrator. Grant’s first teaching assignment was as a sixth-grade teacher at Madison Elementary School. He then taught physical science at Central Junior High School for two years before accepting a position as the chemistry teacher at Ben Lomond High School. During his thirteen years at Ben Lomond he had many students who went on to be successful doctors, scientists, engineers, teachers, and even an astronaut.

After being a classroom teacher for sixteen years, Grant received an appointment as an assistant principal at Ben Lomond. He was also an assistant principal Highland Junior/Middle School and Central Middle School before being appointed as principal of Lincoln Elementary School, working a total of thirty-five years for the Ogden Public Schools.

Grant loved serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He always held a calling from the time he was a deacon. He served twice as an Elder’s Quorum President and as a Seventy at the stake level. He was a teacher in the Sunday School, MIA, and in priesthood quorums. He served as second counselor in the Forty-Fifth Ward Bishopric, as a stake missionary, a counselor in the Stake MIA, on the High Council, chairman of the Stake Activities Committee, a counselor in the Stake Mission Presidency of the Canyon View Stake, and as a group leader at The Gardens.

He and Lenona were called to serve a full-time mission to the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission. This was one of the greatest experiences of Grant’s life, since he didn’t have the opportunity to serve a full-time mission as a young man. He loved sharing his testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people throughout the world. He and Lenona also served full time Church Education Service (CES) missionaries in the Marshall Islands. When they returned from that mission, they began service for many years as church service missionaries on Temple Square.

Grant is survived by his six children: Karren (Rex) Hayes, David (Pam) Hawkes, Allyson (Rick) Law, Jeff (Giselle) Hawkes, Sandy (Bob) Kariya, and Lance (Arieta) Hawkes; 23 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; by his brother, George Rogers Hawkes; and sister, Marilou (Hawkes) Moser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenona Edgley, and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Rock Cliff First Ward, 1000 Suncrest, Ogden. A viewing will be held on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the Rock Cliff First Ward building. Interment is in the Preston, Idaho, Cemetery.

Grant’s family wants to extend a special thank you to Jan Postal and Raquel Cate for the kind and loving care they gave their father for the past two years. Donations to the LDS Humanitarian Fund are appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.



Rock Cliff 1st Ward
1000 Suncrest Drive
Ogden, Utah 84404
June 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Rock Cliff 1st Ward
1000 Suncrest Drive
Ogden, Utah 84404
June 12, 2018
11:00 AM
Preston Cemetery
1449 North 800 East (by golf course)
Preston, Idaho 83263
June 12, 2018