Marlana Elizabeth Joiner Hawkins

February 22, 1971 - October 9, 2021

Marlana passed away peacefully on October 9, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Marlana was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on Feb 22, 1971 to Fred Daniel and Carol Ann Ross Joiner.  She lived in Whittier, Alaska and Hawaii as a child.  After graduating from High School in Anchorage AK, Marlana moved to Montgomery Alabama and attended Troy State University to become a Registered Nurse.  She met Michael Hawkins early in 1998 and moved to Las Vegas, NV.  After Michael got out of Active-Duty Air Force, they moved to Salt Lake City, UT where they were married in April 2001and started their family.  They have three beautiful children, Lily born in 2001, Hanna born in 2004 and Wil born in 2005. As a nurse Marlana worked in many nursing fields including Medical/Surgical, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Hospice and together they started a Home Care Business in 2014. She also was very involved in the children’s schools.  She wanted to help others and traveled to Peru and Thailand to do service projects with Youth Link as a nurse.

Marlana is survived by her husband and children, a sister, Heidi Remer, and two brothers, Thomas (TJ) Journa and Fred L Joiner and nieces and great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, Aaron, and nephew, Jacob.

A gathering in Marlana’s honor will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT .  Graveside services will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1342 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT.