On October 8, 2019, Marjorie Jean Rogers Hawkes went to meet the love of her life, Edward, at their final destination where they can dance, sail the seas and look endlessly at the fields & flowers but above all, once again be together.
Born May 5, 1930 to Parker and Eleanor Morse Rogers, she enjoyed her childhood between the family farm on the Clifford Road and later in the Winnegance section of Phippsburg. She attended school in Phippsburg and graduate from Morse High School in the Class of 1948. As a young lady she worked at Holland Hunt Jewelry Store on Front Street in Bath.
On June 12, 1948 she married the love of her life, Edward Hawkes. After marrying the couple purchased “The Farm” in North Bath where they spent all their days raising seven kids and too many animals to count. Marge was a den mother for the cub scouts, boy scouts and girl scouts when her children were growing up, she served on numerous boards for the City of Bath, was involved in the Wiscasset community as a business owner and was an active member of the Morse High School Alumni Association donating flowers each year for the annual banquet.
She had a great love for the outdoors and that is where she was normally found. When she and Ed weren’t raising their children, grandchildren or running their business, their love for the water had them either having a picnic on a beach or on a boat traveling up and down the coast with Albert & Pauline Woodman. They loved to travel, go bowling, listen to music but most of all, spend time with family & friends. Marge could always be found outside in the chicken barn, one of the many greenhouses, in a garden or showing her family how to enjoy what nature provided. She taught her kids that you could entertain yourself by putting together a softball game, taking a walk in the woods or sledding in the winter time. Teaching her children and grandchildren how to cook, bake and can the gardens profits was also one of her many passions.
The Farm door was always open for their numerous friends, their children and grandchildren friends along with the numerous animals that their children brought home, although she did limit it to the domestic ones and not the skunks. Marge always wanted every child to know they had a place to go.
Marge loved plants and her animals. It was because of that love the couple opened the first location of Hawkes Farm & Greenhouse in North Bath in the mid-1960s. In 1973 the couple opened the second location on Route 1 in Wiscasset and a final location, Hawkes Florist on Route 1 in Bath. She spent countless hours over the years doing what she loved and had her daughters Karen, Suzanne and Beth by her side. Marge was famous for roping her sons Gary, Kevin, Mark and Scott, along with their wives, into helping her out as well. Her grandchildren weren’t excluded from helping either. Marge shared her skills and knowledge by teaching wreath making, flower arranging and gardening classes to the many folks in the Bath/Wiscasset area. She truly did build a family business but it was more about her having her family there than anything.
After Edward went to sail the heavenly seas, Marge spent many days out on adventures with her daughter-in-law Sue and special friends Mary Welner, Lillian Everhart and Lucille MacDonald. She treasured those the adventures.
Marge will now be joining her husband Edward, son Kevin, grandsons Mickey, Paxton & Parker, along with her parents and brother Harold for the future family functions.
Remembering Marge at family gatherings and missing her famous contributions of chocolate cake and applesauce, not to mention her pickles, will be son Gary & wife Sue Hawkes of Cundy’s Harbor, daughter Karen Hawkes of North Bath, daughter-in-law Ada Hawkes of Snowmass, CO, daughter Suzanne & husband Mickey Misner of Westport Island, son Mark & wife Margie Hawkes of Phippsburg, son Scott Hawkes of Brunswick and daughter Beth Hawkes & husband Dennist Campbell of Whitefield. Her grandchildren - Jimmy Oliver and Jean Ann Williams of North Bath, Jen Stuart, Gary and Cory Hawkes of Cundy’s Harbor, Heath Hawkes of Phippsburg, Stacy Anestis of Boxborough, MA, Amie Hawkes of Snowmass, CO, Jarrod and Chris Hawkes of Phippsburg, Lisa Gingue of Stem, NC, Scottie & Brian Hawkes of Brunswick, Tiffany Leeman & Nate Leeman of North Bath and Nick Leeman of Whitefield along with 38 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren and her 8th child, Noel Stilphen of CT.
The family invites friends to a celebration of her life on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove cemetery with a gathering immediately following at the Bath Senior Citizen’s Center to share memories she created. Condolences may be made online at www.daiglefuneralhome.com.
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