Mieko Hawkes

Obituary of Mieko Hawkes

Mieko Hawkes passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 1, 2017. As the owner of Benton Restaurant in Santa Cruz for 30 years, she loved seeing customers become friends as they enjoyed the traditional flavors of her native Japan. She is survived by her sister, Michie; daughter, Yukie; son, Michael; grandchildren, Jared and Aiden; and her beloved Yorkie, ChiliBean. As per her wishes, no services will be held. You may visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to leave a message for her family. A lifelong member of Nichiren Buddhism (SGI) a donation made in her name would be greatly appreciated at https://portal.sgi-usa.org/portal/contribution.