Blayne Jones Hawkes
1920 - 2008
Blayne Jones Hawkes, 88, passed way peacefully Sat. Dec. 20th 2008 at 10:20 PM as he laid down for bed.
He was born April 5th 1920 in Logan, Utah and was the son of Herbert Henry & Amy Jones Hawkes, the last of 9 siblings. He married Celia Drue Balls of Hyde Park Utah July 29th 1943 in the Logan Temple who preceded him in 2004 & has two surviving children, Sherman B. Hawkes of Bountiful, UT. and Mauna Sue Hunt of Las Vegas, NEV. He has 9 grand children & 14 great.
Blayne served a full time mission for the LDS Church in Northern Calif., retuned to marry Celia D. Balls and was drafted into the US Army during WWII serving in New Orleans as a Chaplin Assistant, writing inspirational radio messages for Army Chaplin's prior to D-Day. When discovered that he was shipping out for the invasion he was pulled off the ship to resume his duties writing radio broadcasts.
Upon returning to Logan he was recruited by Cash Valley Electric where he became an Apprentice Electrician, joining the IBEW & becoming a Master Electrician & Welder. Moving to Las Vegas in 1957 he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission through the IBEW Local 357 with a top secret clearance wiring Nuclear Bombs & working in the secret Area 51. During the 70's and 80, s Blayne worked on Steam and Nuclear power plants and many Las Vegas Hotels.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main where friends and family may call Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. prior to services.
Blayne will have a Military Burial and laid to rest in the Logan Cemetery at 1:30 PM Sat. the 27th. Take Care Dad. We Love You and have a wonderful Christmas with Mom.