Linda Mae Hawkins, 69, died unexpectedly of a stroke April 13 2022 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls.
She was born on December 30, 1952 in Glendive, the daughter of Lyle Edward Holler and Theresa E. Reinholz. She attended school in Montana and went on after graduation to attend college in Kalispell for accounting.
Linda married twice. Linda first married Larry Joe Unruh Sr. for about 6 years. They divorced and 3 years later she married Jim Hawkins and they made a life in Kevin until later divorcing.
Linda had careers in bartending, truck driving, catering, CNA, and accounting.
Linda enjoyed knitting. She loved lilacs although she was allergic, loved all different colors of roses. Linda was well known for her laughter, joking around and the love she had for her family and friends who became family.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and her ex-husband, Larry; and other family and friends through the years.
Linda is survived by her children, Larry Joe Unruh Jr. of South Dakota, Ruth Ann (Brian) Jones of Missouri, Rita Renee Stulc (Rod Lewis Marcus) of Conrad; siblings, Lila and Ted; her grandchildren, Dakota, Cordelle, Nathan, Kyle, Sasha, and Jessica; great granddaughter, MJ.; several nieces and nephews; and one great nephew. Linda has many special lifelong friends, Rosie Lundin and Kenny Christopherson both of Cut Bank; Rosie and Bob’s children, Amy Pecore of South Carolina , Robbie Lundin of Cut Bank, and Joe Lundin of Shelby, who she treated as her own children; Robert “Bob” Lundin of Oregon, Judy (Winnie) Wendt of Kevin and their children, Sid of Kevin and Judith of Michigan; Doreen (Butch) Gillespie and their children, Kisten and Kent; Tammy VanBemmel (Tex Harmon) and their children, Barbara, Milan and Derek; Curt (Tana) Stene of Great Falls and their children, Jacque and April; Laura of Kalispell; Andreas Unruh of South Dakota; and many others.
The family is planning a celebration of life at later date.
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