Media Contacts

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Diretor, Public Relations, University of Utah Health
Phone: 801-581-3102

Feb 04, 2019 9:00 AM

WHAT: A Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Sarah Hawley

WHERE: University of Utah Guest House - 110 South Ft. Douglas Blvd.

WHEN:  Monday, February 4 - 7:00 P.M.

WHO: Friends,  Family and Colleagues of Sarah Hawley

On January 27, Sarah Hawley and her boyfriend Travis Geddes were found dead in their home in what police are investigating as a murder suicide. Dr. Hawley was a beloved first-year resident at the University’s Family Medicine program where her colleagues describe her as bright, passionate, adventurous, kind and dedicated to helping the underserved. She was also a member of the clinical team at the Madsen Family Clinic. Dr. Hawley was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley and her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. Her medical interests included full-scope family practice, from pediatrics to geriatrics. On Monday, Feb. 4, family, friends and colleagues will gather at the University Guest House for a candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Hawley’s memory.


Dr. Sarah Hawley Fund
This fund has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Sarah Hawley and support an annual lectureship focusing on her interest in women’s health, pediatric care, and wilderness medicine.

Donations may also be made in her name to:

Planned Parenthood - Dr. Hawley strongly supported women’s rights…/cOJVhOyrzkq4uBcxVe…

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

Department of Family Medicine Statement on the Death of Dr. Sarah Hawley:

As a Family Medicine Residency program, we are shocked and deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy and loss of our friend and colleague. We have been focusing on supporting our residents and faculty at this difficult time. We have also been in communication with Sarah’s family, offering our support to them, and gathering their input as we help plan a memorial service to honor Sarah’s life and contributions. We have received immense support from so many within our medical community, and for this we are extremely grateful and appreciative. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us to help ease our sorrow in this time of immense grief.

Additional Information:

The University Utah will observe a moment of silence on Monday, February 4, at 12:00pm in honor of Dr. Hawley.