Kazuko Hawk was born in South Korea in 1933 to Japanese parents. Her father was an officer in the Japanese Navy. When she was 22 she met Russell Hawk at a dance at the US Air Force Base near Fukuoka, Japan, where Russell was stationed. They fell in love and were married in Japan on June 24, 1957. Later that year they boarded a ship to start a new life together in the US, and eventually two beautiful daughter were born to the happy couple: Colleen and little sister Tiffany. They lived in many locations including the Bay Area, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, El Paso, TX and Fair Oaks, CA.
Kazuko flourished everywhere she lived. She excelled in so many areas of life: she was a gourmet cook, a charismatic entertainer, was always stylishly dressed, and a talented seamstress. What mattered to her most was being a great mom, wife, and grandma. She planted seeds of worthiness, self-care and self-love for her children and watched them grow, standing by proudly. She was a loving wife who cared deeply for her husband Russell. She had a kind heart and gave to others as well, giving compliments, making conversation, joking and laughing her huge laugh that would leave people in hysterics. She lived BIG, she was BOLD, she was BRIGHT and dazzling with her beauty, her bling-bling jewelry, and her vibrantly colored clothing. She was the one and only Mamasan, one in a billion, a sparkling shining star blazing across the sky, smiling, laughing, and touching the hearts of everyone she met.
Kazuko is survived by Russell Hawk, her husband of 64 years, daughter Colleen and wife Janet Taylor, daughter Tiffany and husband Michael Zari, as well as grandchildren Lauren and Connor Zari, and Madison and Dylan Taylor Hawk.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:30AM at Price Funeral Chapel, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Interment will be private at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California.
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