Vera Hawkins died peacefully at Peak Resources in Nags Head, NC, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. She was born in Slovenia and came to the US with her parents when she was young. After coming to the US, Vera worked during the day and studied English at night. She earned a BA degree from Carlow University and later earned her Master’s degree from New York University. She taught elementary school in the New York City school system and was well-loved by her students.