Ronald Dean Hawkins
Last updated 2/4/2010 at Noon
Ronald Dean Hawkins, Sr., 57, passed away in Oceanside on January 25, 2010, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born in Coronado on December 20, 1952, to James Johnson Hawkins, Jr. (SCPO, USN, Ret.) and Diane Louise (Hoaglan) Hawkins.
Ron’s early years were spent moving with his US Navy family to various duty stations, including the Philippines, Hawaii, Norfolk and Pt. Mugu. He graduated from Newbury Park High School in 1970.
He then enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Henry B. Wilson, USS Enterprise, USS Iowa, USS Nimitz, USS Okinawa and USS Denver before his retire...