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Roland "Skip" Raymond Hamilton
Posted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 - 02:54:31 pm PST
Columbia Basin Herald. Moses Lake Washington.
Roland Raymond Hamilton, "Skip" to all of his friends, age 79, of Moses Lake went home to meet his Lord, Friday, March 18, 2005 at his home after a 3 year battle with cancer.
Skip was born to Joseph Nehemiah and Mary Selma Hamilton, March 12, 1926, in Crookston, Minn. He moved to Waterloo, Iowa in his first year and lived there until coming to the Pacific Northwest in 1942. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, thus beginning a life-long love affair with flight. He was recalled to the US Army in 1950 serving in the Korean War through 1952.
After leaving the military, he settled in Sacramento, Calif. where, in 1953, he met and married Claire Wynn Robinson (deceased). In 1982, he met and married Carla Grieb Bishop.
"Skipper" was a long-haul semi truck driver for TWT Trucking of Spokane, Wash. for 23 years. He enjoyed driving, working hard and seeing our beautiful country: he never met a stranger and brought joy into every life he touched.
Skip was a devoted husband, father and Opa/Grandfather. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his being and shared that love at every opportunity.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife, Carla, at the family home and eight children, daughters Cindy Price and husband Gene of Willets, Calif., Sherry Palmer and husband Darryl, Peggy Hamilton, Vicki Archuletta, all of the Sacramento, Calif. area, Evelyn Milne and husband Dennis, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Karina Poplawski and husband Nathan of Moses Lake, and sons John Hamilton of Sacramento, Calif., and Kenneth Bishop and wife Sherry of Marlin, Wash. 20 grandchildren, a sister, Vera Ballinger, and numerous nieces and nephews.