Sharon Verita Hawkins, 67, died Wednesday June 18, 2014.
She had been a resident at Senior Care in Bridgeport for the last three years. Although no public memorial will be held, Verita will be remembered by family and friends who loved her.
Verita was born July 11, 1946, in Quanah to Klina Monette (Underwood) and Edward Eldo Fincher. A 1964 graduate of Quanah High School, she was awarded a four-year music scholarship to West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M) in Canyon, where she was a voice major.
She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and elementary education from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls and entered the teaching field in 1970 when she joined the faculty of the Quanah school system, teaching fifth and sixth grades.
As director of the Quanah Music Lovers Club, she was known for her perfect pitch and piano skill. Verita was also a flying student and received her solo certification from Hawkins Aircraft in Quanah in 968. She loved reading her Bible, music, teaching and spending time with her family.
Verita is survived by her sister, Edwenna Earnheart and husband, Richard, of New Mexico; daughter Renee Hooper and son-in-law, Eric, of Bridgeport; and grandchildren Brilliana, Silas, Killian and Johan Preston, and Emily, Ashley and Makenna Hawkins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Murry Justin Hawkins; and her parents.