DOWNEY - Barbara Lee "Bubbles" (Hawkins) Hooghkirk, a longtime parishoner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and an employee at Maude Price Elementary, died peacefully Sept. 22 in Vancouver, Wash.She was born July 4, 1926 in Lewiston, Idaho, and moved to California in 1941 with her family. She was the third oldest of 10 children. She married John "Jack" Ogden Hooghkirk on June 20, 1953 in Los Angeles. They moved to Downey in 1955 where they lived until 2005, when they moved to Vancouver, Wash. She worked at St. Rose of Lima School in Maywood and Maude Price Elementary in Downey between 1984 and 1988. She attended OLPH during her 50 years in Downey. As a parishoner, she was part of the Women's Guild, Legion of Mary and ministered to children at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. She is survived by her husband, Jack; children, Rosemarie, Peter, Anne, John, Theresa, Paul, James, Thomas, Michael, Jeanne Marie and Heidi; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jim Hawkins, Patricial Sullivan, Cecilia Magolske, Mike Hawkins, Bob Hawkins and Marynell Brinkman. Services will be held next week at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. For specific dates and times, call (562) 424-8601.
********** Published: September 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 23