Jackpot, Nevada - Craig Monroe Hawk, 57, passed away on March, 14, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah after complications sustained from nonhodgkins lymphoma.
Craig was born on January 15, 1959 to Dave and Dona (Peterson) Hawk in Nyssa, Oregon. Growing up as one of five boys in Vale, Oregon he spent his time with his family and friends enjoying the outdoors and playing sports. He loved going fishing with his grandfather at Warm Lake, water skiing on Bully Creek Reservoir, beating up on his brothers in a game of basketball, spending summers camping at Antler’s Guard Station, or hunting deer at Clover Creek Ranch. After graduation he joined the US Army and became an excellent marksman with his bow and won numerous archery competitions while serving at Fort Bragg.
After Craig’s military service he spent many years in Boise, Idaho raising his two children. He joined the City Basketball League where it is said that he never saw a shot he didn’t like. He was also a diehard Bronco fan and enjoyed spending time with his family watching games. Later in life he developed a love for golf, maintaining a 2 handicap and winning many ProAm and club tournaments. He eventually managed to turn this love into a career where he was able to spend most of his days on the golf course.
Craig will always be known for his giving nature, contagious laugh and giant bear hugs.
Craig is preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Dona Hawk, and nephew, Jordan Hawk. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dana (Bueno) Hawk; daughter, Amy K. Hawk; son and daughter in law, Kyle and April Hawk, grandchildren, Gracie “BlueJean” Hawk and Wyatt “MightyMo” Hawk; brothers, Dave Hawk (Carolyn), Stacy Hawk (Kenna), Thomas Hawk (Heather), and Brian Hawk (Kathie); former sister in law Diane Mather; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
He will be laid to rest at Salubria Cemetery in Cambridge, Idaho later this summer.