Nadine Hamilton

Feb. 15, 1911-Jan. 2, 2006

Nadine Hamilton, 94, of Lebanon died on Jan. 2, 2006 at her home in Lacomb.

She was born Ruth Nadine Hanson in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Francis Henry Hanson and Dorothea White. In 1917, her parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she grew up. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1929.

On Jan. 24, 1929, she married Ralph Kenny Hamilton. In 1935, in the midst of the depression, they moved to Jean, Nev., and for a time operated Whiskey Pete’s gas station at Stateline, Nev., now Primm, Nev. In 1941, they moved to Goodsprings, Nev., where Mrs. Hamilton ran a small grocery store, and Mr. Hamilton operated several lead and zinc mines.

In 1953, they moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., and in 1955, at age 44, Mrs. Hamilton enrolled at Northern Arizona University where she received a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse and a nursing supervisor at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital until retiring in 1976.

Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many capacities, including Relief Society president. For many years, the Hamiltons were active in the Lacomb Grange. She was a master gardener.

Mr. Hamilton died in 1989. Mrs. Hamilton also was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Hanson Hughes, and her stepbrothers, Harold Hughes and Paul Hughes.

She is survived by her only child, William E. Hamilton of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Jan. 9 at the Lebanon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Burial followed at Providence Cemetery near Scio.