Tawn Darlene Hicks

February 17, 1955 - November 26, 2019
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After a brief illness, Tawn D. P. Hicks passed away quietly at home.  Tawn was born in Oakland, CA – the youngest daughter of Del and Bette Patterson.  Tawn graduated from El Cerrito High School and attended the California College of Arts and Crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years Dale, three sons Erik (Cathy), Phillip (Rose) and Austin (Mary) and granddaughter, Dallas.

Tawn loved owls and anything Disney.  Her home was adorned with owl pictures and figurines as well as many Disney items.  As a talented artist, she was especially fond of decorating their home, particularly during Christmas, in eager anticipation of her sons and their families coming home for the holidays.

Growing up, she spent many summers at their family ranch in Diamond Springs, CA with her grandparents Curtis and Leona Patterson.  She often credited her grandfather for her strong moral values and character.  Yet, she had a gentleness that she instilled in her sons.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 9, 2019 at Sunset View Mortuary Chapel, 101 Colusa Ave., El Cerrito. Interment will follow at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito.

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Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: February 17, 1955
Died: November 26, 2019

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Lila Banuelos & Adrian Resendez posted on 12/7/19

Tawn will always be remembered for the love she had for Dale & her boys. All the soccer games we sat at together and PTSA meetings. She was the Disney Princess of her castle who drove around in her fast carriages that went vroom. And of course who can forget her lovely long ginger hair just like the Little Mermaid. I will never forget the friendship we had apart even after our boys graduated. From one Disney Fan to another I Will never forget you. RIP my friend Love Lila


Claire Corriveau posted on 12/5/19

We will miss you Tawn and you will always be in our hearts. Jacques, Claire and Chris.


Carolyn Ladd Bradley posted on 12/4/19

Dale and sons and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you sent with lots of love. Tawn will be missed by all. God bless you and keep your memories alive by sharing with each other.


Bob Ingalls posted on 12/4/19

In memory of Tawn Darlene Hicks, Bob Ingalls lit a candle


Melvin Wright posted on 12/3/19

In memory of Tawn Darlene Hicks, Melvin Wright lit a candle