June 24, 1951 – June 29, 2020
Arlene Diane Ackerman Hawkins, 69, of Houston, Texas, departed this life Monday, June 29, 2020. Arlene was born June 24, 1951 in Fort Lewis, Washington to Rudolph and Margaret Ackerman.
During her early childhood she moved often across the United States from Washington, to Monticello, Kentucky, back to Washington, and then to Bend, Oregon. She studied at the University of Houston where she Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. While attending the University of Houston, she was a member of Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity. As one of the top students in her Accounting class, she was also invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Upon graduation in 1983, she started her career in accounting with Pennzoil in downtown Houston. She later joined Universal Weather and Aviation and had many successful years as an Assistant Controller. After she retired, she kept busy volunteering with AARP doing free tax prep and tax counseling for local members. She was also active in the local Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit organization.
In her free time, she enjoyed researching the genealogy of her family and attending University of Houston Football games.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Rudolph and Margaret.
Arlene is survived by Leonard Hawkins (husband), and son Ryan Hawkins of Friendswood, Texas (wife Vicki) and 2 grandchildren Ethan and Brooke Hawkins, her siblings Bill Ackerman of Kent, Washington (wife Sandy and 2 Children Courtney and Chris), Rudolph Sam Ackerman of Houston, Texas (Daughter Heather).
A private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation towards one of Arlene's favorite projects that she worked on at Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information please contact Anne Strouhal at email@example.com