Mildred Hawkins Memorial Services
Mildred Hawkins was one of The Journal's 2012 Women of the Achievement. She is pictured above in the white dress standing in the front row, in the white dress. At the time of her honor, the following information was shared with the public:
Mildred was born in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. She came to Southern California as a child. She attended High school in Los Angeles,attended LA City College and Cal State Northridge, studying Secretarial Science before the computer days. She has worked as a technical publications supervisor at some of America’s largest corporations including Hughes Aircraft, Parsons, and Litton Industries.
Ms. Hawkins notes that discrimination was a present element at some of the corporations and at one time, while at Parsons, she was forced to fi le discrimination charges. The events related to a promotion that she was denied and for which she ended up training the white male who got the promotion.
This longtime Pasadenan, between raising three daughters, has served her community well. She has volunteered and served as chair of organizations including Villa Esperanza, the Pasadena Senior Center, Parks and Recreation Commission, the Human Services and Recreation Commission, and served as commissioner on the City of Pasadena Senior Commission. She has also served as a trustee and stewardess at First AME Church Pasadena.Her community service has not gone unnoticed. She has been honored and recognized as Senior Citizen of the Year by L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, among others.
Mildred worked at The Journal as an offi ce staff assistant managing classifi eds and legal notices. She was of great help, keeping the offi ce organized and running smooth, and she offered her advice and experience for Journal programs and events. We at The Journal miss her dearly. The Journal family and staff express our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. At press time Mildred's services were scheduled for Thursday, January 30, at 11:00 a.m., at Pasadena First AME Church, located at the corner of Raymond and Penn.