Marie C. Hawken

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo for Marie C. Hawken, 69, of West Fargo.

Marie Hawken

Posted on 7/24/15

She died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Marie Catherine Paulson was born June 8, 1946 at Deadwood, S.D., the daughter of Merrill and Myrtle Elizabeth (Christensen) Paulson. Her family moved to Fergus Falls, Minn. where she graduated from Fergus Falls Senior High in 1964. She then attended Dakota Business College and worked for a time at Dakota National Bank in Fargo. She and Ted Hawken were married December 17, 1966 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. Her business career included being employed in retail sales and direct sales at several entities and ending with a twenty year retirement in 2011 from Noridian Administrative Services in Fargo. Her faith in God’s love was her strength and hope. She was a longtime member of Olivet Lutheran Church where she participated in Circle activities, and was a faithful member of the Olivet Visitors. She also treasured time spent at Bible Study Fellowship. Marie enjoyed reading, traveling, painting, crocheting and above all spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Merrill and Myrtle Paulson.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband: Ted of West Fargo; a daughter: Michelle (Larry) Christiansen of Glyndon, Minn.; a son: Corey (Dana) Hawken of Center Point, Iowa; grandchildren: Abigail Hawken, Jeb Christiansen, Owen Hawken and Kyle Christiansen; a brother: George (Arline) Paulson of Dover, Del. and a sister: Linda Paulson of Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Memorials are preferred to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo.

West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook at