Ann Collins Hawes, a homemaker who was active in environmental causes, died of cancer Feb. 6 at her home near Centreville. She was 74 and also resided in Bolton Hill.
Born Ann Collins in New York City, she was raised in Montclair, N.J., and spent her summers in Centreville. She earned a degree at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va.
After college, she lived in Annapolis, where she was an Anne Arundel County social worker and worked in adoptions and foster care.
In 1961, she married Loring E. Hawes, a Baltimore lawyer, and moved to Bolton Hill.
Mrs. Hawes made many needlepoint canvases and donated several of them to Memorial Episcopal Church, where she was a communicant.
Mrs. Hawes was interested in ornithology and was bird chairwoman for a district of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.
She was a member of the Audubon Society, the Chester River Association, the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, the Wildfowl Trust, Ducks Unlimited and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
In 1997, she entertained Vice President Al Gore, Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, Reps. Benjamin L. Cardin and Wayne T. Gilchrest, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and former Gov. Harry R. Hughes at her family farm at Spaniard's Point for the televised launch of a Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.
She and her husband raced their boat in regattas, and she attended Baltimore Opera, Center Stage and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 301 S. Liberty St. in Centreville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Roger Collins Hawes and Jonathan Emsley Hawes, both of Baltimore, and Andrew Bodine Hawes of Watertown, Mass.; a stepdaughter, Karen Wentworth Hawes of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, J. Rosse Collins Jr. of Centreville; a sister, Ethel Collins Gates of Chestertown; and two grandchildren.