On September 22, 2019, Joan “Joey” Hawkins passed away peacefully at her home to join her husband Gary Joe in heaven.

Joan was the most caring and loving person on earth, just ask anyone who knew her.  Her home and heart were always open to anyone in her life through good and sad times.

She was born March 12, 1950 in Dickinson, ND to Joseph and Emma Pavlicek.  Joan was raised in Dickinson, but moved to Billings, MT in 1980 with her husband and children, where she resided until her passing.  She loved her rural lifestyle, with her home being close to the Yellowstone River.  She would walk there from her home and enjoy the open spaces.

Joan adored her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.  She always made time to put everyone else in her life first – always being there for birthdays, graduations, holidays, or any other family events that would arise.

On Thursday October 3rd, there will be a celebration of life at her home starting at 4 PM.  A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM at St. Pius Catholic Church on October 4th.  A luncheon will follow at her home.

Joan will be deeply missed by family and friends.  Her spirit will live on in all of our hearts.