Helen Hawkey, Age :85

Jul 03,1935---Oct 04,2020

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.  For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.  In loving memory of the strongest, most inspirational and beautiful woman we have ever known, Helen Ann Hawkey (Rosenberger). Helen passed peacefully in her home on October 4th, 2020.  She was a current resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Born on July 3, 1935, a birthdate shared with two of her granddaughters. She was raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She spent 4 years in Colorado Springs obtaining her degree. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband William C. Hawkey, her amazing parents Paul C. Rosenberger and Ada E. Rosenberger, as well as her grandson Michael St. John, whom she called her sunshine. She is survived by her sister Paula Morrisey, her niece Linda Corkadel, and her children Kathy Bridges-Archibald, Deborah Bridges, Eugene Bridges, Teresa Bridges, Paul Bridges. She had fifteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and many nieces and nephews, whom she adored.  It all started at the courthouse in Missouri, a beautiful life with her husband and children in Prairie Village, Kansas until she moved to her ranch home in Tijeras, New Mexico in 1974, where she had an array of animals including horses.  She was an animal lover to the core, a true bond she shared with her granddaughter Jessie Leigh.   Her love for them and the beautiful mountains never faded.  Helen’s closest companion, and best friend Chloe (Australian Shepherd), was by her side until the very end.  She was a fabulous cook, she baked weekly so when people came over there would always be snacks. We all looked forward to each holiday at her home, so beautifully decorated, cozy, warm, and inviting. She enjoyed her yard and gardening.  She loved to play the penny slots at the casino while also playing hide-n-seek with whoever she went with, and never letting anyone know how much she won. Helen worked several years in retail as a talented cosmetologist as well as in jewelry.  She always said, “Don’t step out of the house without putting your best face forward”, none of us ever did. Our lives will never be the same without you, and our memories of you will never be forgotten.  We will continue to carry out your legacy and wishes.  There are not enough words to describe how much we will miss you and your sassy antics Momma and Grandma.  We know you will be with us every single day. Until we see you again, “Love you always & forever xxxooo”.

Private services will be held with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to purchase tree’s to be planted in memory of Helen’s love of nature.

Arrangements Entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE
505-764-9663