Tamara (Tammi) Jeanne Hawk died at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan on Sunday, July 18, 2010. ¬†She was born August 5, 1952, at Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of John Thomas Naughton and Opal Irene Locke.¬† She grew up on the family farm in Neosho County, and graduated from Chanute High School in 1970.
In 1975 she received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Kansas State University, and in 1981 a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She later served as an adjunct faculty member in the KSU Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.¬†From 1997 until the time of her death she was a member of the Georgetown Family Center and Bowen Center for the Study of the Family Special Post-graduate Program, and was engaged in clinical research.¬†
After working several years in Junction City with SRS child welfare services and USD 475, she joined Pawnee Mental Health Services as a therapist before entering private clinical social work practice in Manhattan in 1987 as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW).
She married Thomas Dale Hawk on March 25, 1972, in Manhattan, Kansas. She is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Skyler Thomas Hawk and partner Ian Lesnet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Cameron Joel Hawk, Lawrence; her twin brother, John T. (Tom) Naughton and wife, Shelley, Chanute; brother Gary Naughton and wife, Barbara, Manhattan; sister Sydney Carlin and husband, John, Manhattan; five nieces and 12 nephews; stepfather Frank Stacy and his daughter Francene Johnson and husband, Alan, Chanute; and father-in-law Dale Hawk,¬†Colby; her brother-in-law Donald Jay Hawk and wife, Cathy, Colby; sister-in-law Rodica (Mc)Naughton, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and numerous great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Kenneth Dale (Mc)Naughton.
She was a member of the First Congregational (UCC) Church; the Kansas National Association of Social Workers which she served as president, 1995-1997;¬† and was the founder of the Prairie Center for Family Therapy in 1999. ¬†¬†Her professional career was focused on counseling individuals and families from all walks of life that find themselves in distress, and in promoting social equity. ¬†As a volunteer, she worked for many years using her skills as a seamstress and clothing designer to support the Manhattan Civic Theater, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan High School Drama and Theater, and the City Recreational Children’s Summer Musical productions.
Funeral services will at the 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010 in the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan with the Rev. R. Kent Cormack and the Rev. Victor Force officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010 at the First Congregational Church (UCC) 700 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.¬† ¬†¬†
The family has established a memorial in Tammi’s name for the Georgetown Family Center & Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Washington, D.C. and also for the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Contributions should be made in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS.¬†Online condolences can be sent to www.irvinparkview.com.