Hawks, Maria Susan, “Susan” age 62, formerly of Mandan, passed away on January 28, 2023.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 3 at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave., Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.
Susan was married to Candido Cuba (deceased) and had four children. She lost her husband while the kids were very young. She was then married to Levi Walter Hawks and moved to United States with her children on July 10, 1998.
Susan was a full-time time housewife and a sole caregiver of Levi age 85, a retired truck driver. She used to go trucking with him and had been to most states except for Alaska and Hawaii.
Susan was born in the Philippines on November 10, 1960. She was the 6th of 10 children of Maria Dulce Ponce age 94, living and Jamie Ponce, deceased. She was nicknamed “Pang” by her late father just like the rest of her siblings who have their own nicknames.
Susan was a good cook. She was best known for her ‘’Atsal” or papaya relish dish, “Kinupusan” or deep-fried pork and ‘’Biko” or sweet sticky rice dishes that her family will surely miss. She was also known for her cheerful character and had fun of scare pranking her siblings, nephews and nieces. She was prayerful and always found time to pray.
Susan is survived by her spouse Levi, her oldest son Kevin, her only daughter Joy, her sons Mark and Cyrus, and her 7 grandchildren: Taylor, McKenzie, Mary Antoinette, Candice, Rian, Ayden and Aziel.
She is also survived by her mother, Maria Dulce and her siblings; Miriam, Editha (Gamay), Rebecca (Coco), Carmencita (GingGing), Milagrosa ( Mila “Pong’), Eleanor (Ella “Aling”), Winston (Dodong) and Maria Ellen (Inday).
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Candido Cuba, her father, Jamie Ponce and her sister, Evangeline (Evan).