Eckert resident Arthur "Art" Fred Hawk died Nov. 6, 2017, at his home in Eckert. He was 90.
At his request, no services will be held at this time.
He was born in La Jolla, Calif., July 19, 1927, to Rolland and Elsie (Patterson) Hawk. He spent his childhood and attended school in Bingham, N.Y. He served in World War II during the occupation of Japan. After being honorably discharged he attended the University of Idaho, graduating with a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, in Alturas, Calif., and Homer, Alaska. He moved to Eckert after retiring 30 years ago.
He was a member of Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221, and enjoyed model railroading, gardening, fishing, hunting, sculpting and drawing.
He is survived by his son, Kurtis Hawk of Eckert; two daughters, Susan Abdelshife of El Segundo, Calif., and Kathy Hawk of Moscow, Idaho; a sister, Mable Graves; a sister-in-law, Jan Hawk; 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Hawk; and a niece, Cindy Hawk.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Grand Mesa VFW Post #9221 in Cedaredge or to the American Legion Post #16, PO Box 858 Homer, AK 99603.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.