Those who have gone to join 
Heavens’ Motor Club
This page was last updated on: 14 January, 2021
WEBMASTER'S NOTE:  Because this web page is new, we are only posting those current members who have left us.  It would be difficult to gather all information beyond the past few months.  We mean this as no disrespect to those familes who have lost love ones in past years. 

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 is wounded when we lose our dear ones, 
but we will enjoy the memories

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A Message from Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me, 
And I'm not there to see; 
If the sun should rise and find your eyes 
All filled with tears for me; 
I wish so much you wouldn't cry 
The way you did today, 
While thinking of the many things, 
We didn't get to say. 

I know how much you love me, 
As much as I love you, 
And each time that you think of me, 
I know you'll miss me too; 
But when tomorrow starts without me, 
Please try to understand, 
That an angel came and 
called my name, 
And took me by the hand, 
And said my place was ready, 
In heaven far above, 
And that I'd have to leave behind 
All those I dearly love. 

But as I turned to walk away, 
A tear fell from my eye, 
For all my life, I'd always thought, 
I didn't want to die. 
I had so much to live for, 
So much yet to do, 
It seemed almost impossible, 
That I was leaving you. 

I thought of all the yesterdays, 
The good ones and the bad, 
I thought of all the love we shared, 
And all the fun we had. 






Barbara Murphy - April 20. 2000
Loyce LaPlace - September 6, 2001
Bernie Matasci - November 23, 1931 - October 27, 2001
Perry Hankins - November 3, 2001
Carol Raine - August 8, 1930 - November 4, 2001
Alexandrine Evelyn Granvois Peterson - Oct. 29, 1928 - March 18, 2002
Ted Duane Merrill - October 29, 1937 - April 4, 2002
Margaret Thompston Price - July 28, 1912 - June 25, 2002
Jay Paul Harvey - October 9, 1936 - July 30, 2002
Lynn Murphy Arraterg - March 19, 1942 - July 21, 2003
Pierre Arratag - January 17, 1933 - Sept. 14, 2003
Hal Buss - December 6, 2003
Donna Pankhard - March 28, 1932 - March 17, 2004
John Flaherty - October 20, 1930 - April 21, 2004
Jim Modawell - November 2004
Bart Sidell - November 9, 1936 - December 12, 2004
Clara Ranalli - December 12, 1919 - December 29, 2004
James Brown - 2006
Helen Criss - November 2006
Jerry Lowrey - December 26, 2006
Travis Davis - January 10, 1921 - April 20, 2007
Noami Hewitt 2007
Leon S, Miernik - January 13, 1926 - October 10, 2007
Simon Pepilascov - October 28, 2007
Ray Matasci - November 9, 2007
Richard Sheehe - November 3, 2007
Vern Hoy - November 2007
George Cioli - December 26, 2007
Leroy Criss - May 20, 2008
Don Mason - June 26, 2008 - 
HMC Club Founding Father - 1st HMC Club Vice Pres. 
Gerrie Hunter - September 24, 1919 - August 12, 2008
Mike Cronin - February 4, 2009
Jack La Place - April 2009
Jack Downey - April 18, 2009
Lee Jewett - January 21, 2010
Eileen Hughes - February 6, 2010
Barbara Casement - September 2010
Jerry Hawkins - June 17, 2011
Jim Moir - 1915 - November, 2012
Andy Morency  - August, 19, 1926 - October 4, 2011
John Tylka - April 7, 1930 - April 8, 2012
Kathleen Buckner November 14, 1946 - October 20, 2012
Don Panchard  - August 16, 1927 - December 11, 2012
Gene "Geno" Harty  November, 2013
Robert Valpey  - February 18, 1924 - April 12, 2014
Thomas "Tom" Murphy  - April 22, 2014
THarry Frey  - February 26, 1923 - May 26, 2014
Richard "Mazz" Mazzarella - March 29, 2015
Dorothy "Dottie" Harty - May 11, 2015
Thomas "Tom" Edward Enos - Mar 29, 1931 - Oct. 1, 2014
HMC Club Vice President  1995 - 2013
Donald Duncan "Dunk" Hughes  - May 29, 2015
HMC Club Vice President - San Diego 2002 - 2014
Tom Reed - June 8, 2015
Shirlee Ann Griffin  -  August 22, 2015
HMC Club Secretary  1993 - 2015
Owen Denver Curl - Dec. 23, 1923 - Oct. 1, 2015
Nancy Staudenmayer - Sept 6, 1936 - Nov 2015
Don Campbell - 2017
Phillis Hogue - June 2018
Louise Metzger - August 2018
Jerry Cale - August 31, 2018
Larry McBride - August 24, 2019 - January 4, 2019
Joe Kloss - February 17, 2019
Leo Metzler - January 3, 2021
CA FMCA HMC CLUB Founding Father
Frank Griffin - December 27, 1929 - January 4, 2021
CA FMCA HMC CLUB Founding Father



JERRY HAWKINS 
 June 17, 2011

JERRY HAWKINS, owner and founder of the Hawkins Motor Coach (HMC) was a manufacturer that produced HMC brand motorhomes from 1984 to 1996.  Over 1500 coaches were manufactured and most are still on the road today.  Jerry passed away on June 17, 2011.  This is our tribute….

We all know how special the HMC is and if it wasn’t for Jerry that part of history would never have existed.   The Hawkins philosophy of operation also extended to the production of these fine motor coaches.  They made no compromises in materials or construction.  By combining advanced technology with rigid quality control, they produced a truly superior motor coach that would provide us with years of travel enjoyment.  

More quality…  More features….  More value….  

When you saw a Hawkins Motor Coach, you understood why you got more coach for your money! Getting more for your money wasn’t just a catch-phase at HMC.  When you purchased one of their luxury coaches, you not only owned a motorhome filled with quality standard features, but you also were getting the best value you can possibly find.

The people at Hawkins Motor Coach wanted you to experience a rare level of luxury travel seldom found in the marketplace during their years of operation.  They operated from a simple philosophy; “they put their customer's desires first”.  

Here is a quote from one of HMC’s early Brochures…..

"Hi, I'm Jerry Hawkins, President of Hawkins Motor Coach Inc.  In the fifteen years that I ran Brougham Industries Inc. we developed and produced thousands upon thousands of motorhomes and buses.  During those years I learned the true value of quality component materials along with maximum storage space.

Virtually all of the options on other coaches are standard on the HMC. The HMC was recognized for having one of the longest lists of standard features in the industry.  Why pay more ... when you can experience all of the options ... standard. "

Thanks Jerry for making it possible for all of us HMC owners to be here today reading what you had accomplished in the years you built our coaches.  You left a legacy of quality built coaches that are still in demand. Many wish they were still being made today and wonder how great they might have been by now.

You will be remembered as being ahead of your time and offering a product that withstood the sands of time. 


CA FMCA HMC CLUB Founding Father FRANK GRIFFIN, passed away on January 4, 2021.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Irene.  

They were both members of the HMC Club and continually active in the CA FMCA HMC Club. 

Frank will be missed by all his friends.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Irene and her family.   
FRANK GRIFFIN
DECEMBER 27, 1929 - JANUARY 4, 2021