Donna Rae Hamilton, 83, of Carroll, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City surrounded by her family.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Chaplain Rachael Bawden officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Donna was born on Oct. 31, 1936, in Englewood, Colorado, and was a daughter of Harold and Helen (Woodruff) Rhodus. She grew up in Colorado and graduated from Alameda High School in Denver in 1954. Donna married Richard Hamilton on Aug. 7, 1954, at Raton, New Mexico. The couple made their home in Lakewood, Colorado, where they raised their four children until 1965 when they moved to Coon Rapids, Iowa.
While living in Colorado, Donna worked for the Russell Stover Candy Company as a chocolate dipper. After moving to Coon Rapids, she worked for Dr. Richard Shirbroun as his secretary and later for Garst and Thomas Seed Company and the Malcom and Thompson John Deere dealership.
Donna and Richard moved to California in 1984 and lived there 13 years before moving to Carroll in 1997. She had made her home at Orchard View since 2011 and at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City for the past year.
Donna enjoyed crocheting, attending her children’s activities, and spending time with family.
Donna is survived by her four children and families: Harlan Hamilton (Janice) of Carroll, Keith Hamilton (Karen) of Altoona, Kimberly Hamilton (Kim Dorman) of Hermitage, Tennessee, and Anthony Hamilton (Vicki) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; six grandchildren: Matthew Hamilton (Tara) of Altoona, Jake Hamilton of Ankeny, Joshua Hamilton (Sara) of Carroll, Nikki Robinson (Bryce) of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Molly Caruthers (Marshall) of Idaho, and Kenzie Brinkman (Matthew) of Carroll; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister: Kaye Peterson (Frank) of Morrison, Colorado; brother-in-law Jerry Hamilton (Lucretia) of Billings, Montana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Harold and Helen Rhodus; father- and mother-in-law: William and Wanda Hamilton; two brothers: Harold and Murray Rhodus; and her husband: Richard Hamilton in 2000.