Dennis Neil Hawk passed away at home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah on August 15th, 2021 at the age of 78 after a difficult battle with Dementia.

Dennis was born on March 5, 1943, in Burley, Idaho to Harold David Hawk and Verl Thomas Hawk. He came from a large family with six siblings. Dennis moved with his family to Twin Falls, Idaho where he graduated from Twin Falls high school in 1961 and met the love of his life, Carol Anderson. They were married on November 7,1964 and have been loyal companions for 57 years. Dennis became a butcher and grocer and owned his own grocery store “Denny’s Market” for 6 years in Twin Falls before moving to West Valley City, Utah. He continued to work in food distribution and inventory management for much of his career. In his retirement years, Dennis worked in the newspaper printing business at Media One. He retired officially at the age of 74 in 2017.

Dennis was known for his strong work ethic, sense of humor, kindness, and fairness to others. Throughout his life, he quietly helped those in need. Dennis sacrificed for his family as they were always his top priority. At one point, he worked three jobs to support his children on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dennis will always be remembered as the charming host for family Christmas parties. Dennis moved to Cottonwood Heights, Utah in 1986 where he and Carol have lived ever since. Dennis was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his later years. Dennis and Carol were sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple on December 29, 2016.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Carol Anderson Hawk, his children Jeffery David Hawk of Boston, MA, Jodi Lynn Miles (James) of Pocatello, ID, Jerry Neil Hawk (Julie) of Draper, UT, his nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and his brothers Steven Hawk, Scott Hawk and Joe Hawk.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Harold Hawk, Larry Hawk and Rhita Hackworth and his daughter-in-law Rosalind Hawk.

Services for Dennis will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton 4th ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2895 Creek Road, Sandy UT 84093. Family greeting will be held prior to the funeral services from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Funeral Service

Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brighton 4th Ward
2895 Creek Road
Sandy, UT 84093

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Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City
4387 South 500 West
Murray, UT

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Aug 18, 2021

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My condolences to the Hawk Family. I always respected Dennis. He was a firm yet kind father figure to me...even when I didn't aways deserve his it...always keeping me and Jerry in line. I loved his sense of humor. He always made me laugh.

Dave May 19, 2022

Dear Carol and Family,

Weŕe missing our fun and delightful friend already.

Dennis was always a joy to be with ... his humor was quick and

witty and smiles made us happy and feel good! And a faithful

Minister Companion too, Jon enjoyed those times together with him.

Our Condolences and love to you all,

Jon and Jeanie Bell

Jon and Jeanie Bell , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Aug 31, 2021

Dennis and I were friends in high school, we went thru basic training together, Dennis visited me when I lived in Reno, Dennis and Carol attended my wedding, we worked together at American Strevell. Last night I was thinking of my old friend Dennis and decided to look him up. What I found was his obituary. Words cannot express the sense of loss I felt. My sincere condolences to Carol and all of Dennis’s family and friends. I’ll always cherish and remember the good times and friendship Dennis and I had.

Bill Newcomer Aug 26, 2021

Thanks for the nice comments Bill . If he was still here he would have loved hearing from you.

Carol Anderson Hawk Aug 31, 2021

Worked with Dennis for years at the Newspaper. I remember what a great guy he was. Great work ethic, conversationalist, sense of humor. Condolences to family! I am left with good memories and good times!

Brad Krueger , Holladay , UT, US Aug 24, 2021

Awe, sweet Uncle Dennis. His witty humor always took me by surprise and left me laughing out loud. In remembering him from my youth and adult life, he was always positive, kind, loyal, and a genuine person who left me wanting to learn to know more about him and his stories. Through his actions and his words, it was apparent that he was devoted to and loved his family. Now, it's time for him to move on to a bigger part of life - the after party! Lots of love to you Uncle Dennis, Aunt Carol, Jeff, Jodi, and Jerry.

Julie Hawk , Boise, ID, US Aug 19, 2021

I was their home teacher for a number of years. What a kind and gracious man Dennis was, always had a nice word to say about everyone, we will miss him very much.

George Tobler Aug 19, 2021

My uncle Dennis was the kindest nicest funniest uncle!! I loved him so much! ❤️❤️ I will miss him so much. I have nothing but great memories of him ❤️

Crystal Hawk , Pooler, GA, US Aug 18, 2021