Charles Hawley Oct. 23, 1929 — Jan. 14, 2016
Charles C. Hawley
Oct. 23, 1929 — Jan. 14, 2016
“We Love Chuck and we don’t care who knows it.”— Mining crew’s tribute on the core shed at the Golden Zone.
When the sun rises over the Chugach, when it sets over Susitna, when the northern lights crackle at night, every day and every night; Alaska isn’t the same without Chuck Hawley, but he’ll be looking over us from his heavenly home.
What an amazing guy. PhD geologist, miner, dedicated to Alaska, his family, music, and reading. Always generous and forgiving. Teacher, mentor and employer to hundreds. Loved by all. Knew almost every mineral deposit, prospector, and miner in Alaska. Pilot. Historian. Author.
Chuck is survived by Jenny, the love of his life and wife of 64 years, his younger brother John (in New Mexico), his older sister Frances (in Arkansas), sons David, Ted and Andy, and at least a ton of grandkids and great-grandkids.
A celebration for sharing memories of Chuck will be held 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2016 at the Sons of Norway Viking Hall 8141 Briarwood St., Anchorage.
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