LaVerne C. Hamilton

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LaVerne C. Hamilton, beloved wife, mother, grand-mother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home in Colorado Springs, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Hazelton, North Dakota on Dec 19th, 1921, as the second of six children born to Arno and Malinda Capelle.

LaVerne was an incredibly hard working young girl, rising before sunrise to help milk her family's cows, then delivering the same bottled milk to their customers while on the way to school.

After losing their farm in the depression, the family moved, pulling a wagon with all their belongings, and their children, to Plymouth, Wisconsin. She worked in her father's store, Capelle's Home Appliances, for several years after she graduated from Plymouth High School.

She fell in Love with James M. Hamilton, whom she married at the age of 20, and began her life a military wife. While her husband was overseas in World War II, she served in government service, tracking weather balloon data. After the war was over, she became a full time home-maker, and Mom to their 4 children.

Friends and family were extremely important in LaVerne's life; she also enjoyed bowling, playing Yahtzee, Bridge, the Civil Engineer's Wives Club, Luncheons, as well as Traveling and visits to, and from, her family and friends.

In the early 1950's she set off with her young family on a trek to Alaska via the infamous Alcan Highway, living for four years in the Alaskan territory, where her youngest child, Scott, was born.

Holidays were always made Special due to her Love of people, God, and of family values. She was always extremely active in her Church (in Colorado Springs, Immanuel Lutheran), volunteering to help in any way.

She leaves behind, to Cherish her memory, one sister, Marion Reeder, 4 Loving children, Wayne Hamilton, and wife Terry, of Bow, Washington, Darshan and wife Laura Hamilton, of Garfield, Arkansas, Terry Hamilton Moore and husband Brian Caldwell, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Scott Hamilton and fiancé Nancy Kohl, of Anacortes, Washington.

She had seven precious grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one more on the way. LaVerne had a host of wonderful nieces, nephews, and close friends of all ages.

Visitation will take place Thursday, March 20th, from 1pm to 2pm at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, located at 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80910.

A 'Celebration of her life', officiated by Pastor Timothy Grassinger, is scheduled at 2pm, immediately following the visitation.

Procession to burial site will take place precisely at 3pm within the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Since the grave-site is only accessible by stairs, the family suggests that participation in this portion be a matter of personal choice.

Published in The Gazette on Mar. 18, 2014
LaVerne C. Hamilton
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