I talked with your grandmother a couple years ago. As well as Alice. I keep in about a 6 month contact with Binky.
When I posted originally, I hadn't found the information and then I did in my grandpa's papers. My grandpa Dick's mother Mary Lucille Hawkland Smith was Verda's older first cousin.
From what I understand Haukland was the spelling of your grandma's maiden name. The only brother that changed it to Hawkland was Jens (James), my 2nd great-grandfather. The other brother Andrew (Andreas) kept it as Haukland. There was also a sister, Britha (Bertha).