We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors
Suellen Hawkins Dahl, 83, of Gruver, passed away on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, December 13, 2021 at Gruver Cemetery and will be followed by a church service at 11:00 am at the Gruver United Methodist Church with pastor Steve Chappell officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors in Guymon, Oklahoma from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00.P.M. Visitation will also be held 8:30 A.M. till 9:30 A.M. Monday, December 13, 2021 at Gruver United Methodist Church
Suellen was born on October 9th, 1938 in Spearman, Texas to Perry and Lois Hawkins. She grew up on the Hawkins family ranch near Fort Zulu on Palo Duro Creek before moving to Gruver. During her school years she was involved as a Gruver High School Cheerleader, was a member of Harmony Club, and participated in Methodist Youth Fellowship. She married Robert Dahl on June 9th, 1957, and lived in Springfield, Missouri during his U.S. Air Force designation there. They soon returned to their native place of Gruver and commenced to living and working on the Dahl family farm. Suellen was an exemplary example of a country woman and could perform farming operations, work cattle, and perform administrative duties, all while raising a family and serving others. Her life on the family farm included involvement with the American Shorthorn Association and the Shorthorn Lassies. She loved working in flower shops and making floral arrangements. Her culinary skills were exceptional and no matter how closely one followed her recipes, the product was never as good as hers. Suellen was a longtime member of the Gruver United Methodist Church, where she was involved with many activities and shared fellowship with many friends. She was kind, caring, and compassionate towards all.
Suellen was proceeded in death by her parents, Perry and Lois Hawkins, a brother Billy Jeff Hawkins, and her husband of 63 years, Robert Dahl. She is survived by son; Wade Dahl and wife Angie of Wimberley, TX; daughter Brenda Hopkins and husband Bud of Gruver, TX; son Scot Dahl and wife Ginger of Talcott, WV; and a niece Jana McCarley and husband Michael of Amarillo, TX. She was a devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Steve Bevill, Kevin Allaway, James Walker, Kevin Hart, Ricky Thompson, Hunter Hopkins, Michael McCarley, and Clyde Fischer.
Honorary Pallbearers are all grandchildren and their spouses, all great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial donations may be given to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 Southwest 9th Street, Suite 100, Amarillo, Texas 79106 or may be accepted at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306 Guymon, Oklahoma 73942.
The family would like to thank Brookdale Medi Park in Amarillo for making Suellen so welcome in a new home. She loved her time the with staff and friends there. We would also like to thank Visiting Angels of Amarillo for the extra caregiving she needed.