December 5, 1972 ~ August 24, 2017
Born in: Pittsburgh, PA,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Kerry Robin Hawkins, age 44, passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2017, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by her loving family and special friends. She was born on Dec. 5, 1972, to the late David Zimmerman and Barbara Zimmerman, who survives. Kerry was the mother of Colton David Hawkins, who was the love of her life. She also leaves her brothers, Vaughn (Debra) Zimmerman, San Antonio, Texas and David Jason Zimmerman, Pueblo, Colo.; paternal aunt, Mary (Ray) McClain, Allison Park, Pa.; maternal aunt, Carole (Ken) Towcimak, Tallahassee, Fla.; and their respective families. Kerry was a 1990 graduate of Pueblo South High School and a 1994 graduate, Magna Cum Laude, of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. In 1995, she accepted a position as a case worker at the Pueblo County Department of Social Services as a member of the Child Welfare and Incest Treatment Team. During her employment, she continued her studies at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., and earned a Master of Social Work Degree. In addition, she was a case manager at Boone Guest Home in Pueblo. A memorial Mass in honor of Kerry will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo., followed by a reception in the church social hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in recognition of the exceptional care she received in her final days. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Condolences on the passing of your beloved Kerry. May fond memories of happier days be a source of comfort during your time of grief. We have the assurance from God that he will swallow up death forever and wipe tears from all faces. (Isaiah 25:8)
Words cant describe the pain of seeing you leave us. For many years you devoted your life to helping kids. The endless weekend home visits, the countless hours put in working a thankless job. The time spent away from your family all to help others. Your kids were not just a check box, you were the real deal and a gold standard social worker. We all love you so much and will miss you every day. Until we meet again in heaven. Rest in peace.
Our thoughts of comfort & peace to Vaughn, familia and all Zimmerman family. May Our Creators love comfoet each & everyone of you. Love~Maria & Family
Thoughts and prayers to Vaughn and the Zimmerman family. I picture Kerry at peace with her father at her side.
Splendour in the Grass
What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
~ William Wordsworth
I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. I pray that in the midst of everyone’s sorrow, that there is comfort in all the joyful memories. Kerry was bright, loving, gentle and caring person. She brought joy to many and she will be missed. My deepest sympathy.
Vaughn and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. I renmber her well when we were kids. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
God called another beautiful woman home. Rest in Peace and God Bless You Always. It is a shame you left us so soon, but God has healed you for eternity….no more suffering.
We were very sorry to hear of Kerry’s passing. Your family has been through so much, and please know that our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time.