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Gary Dean Hamilton

June 19, 1952 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 65)
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Gary D Hamilton, 65, of Prineville, Oregon, passed away at home, surrounded by his family on March 7, 2018.

Gary was born in Dallas Oregon on June 19, 1952 to James and Alice Hamilton. He graduated from Dallas High in 1970.  He then went on to attend OIT, graduating with a degree in diesel technology, where he also wrestled and played football.  He served in the United States Army from 1971-1973 as a Military Policeman. He then moved back to Oregon and married Susan M. Laskey in 1972. Gary loved being a diesel mechanic. He started his career at Cummins Northwest 1976, where he worked for 26 years. He later worked for Western Heavy Haul for another 13 years, retiring in 2016.

Gary was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather, and loved his family most of all. He was an avid reader, animal lover, fisherman, hunter, outdoorsman, a true patriot, student of the Bible, and loved his Savior. Gary was larger than life and has left a huge hole in all of our hearts. 

Gary D Hamilton is survived by his wife Susan (Laskey) of 45 years. Children; Ryan E (Judy) Hamilton of Silverdale, WA, Katie (Phillip) Ezell of Prineville, Kelly (Jeff) Kidwell of Bend, Kristy (Tony) Hasbun of Bend.  Siblings; Robert (Judi) Hamilton of Aloha, Evelyn (Duane) Friesen of Coeur d’ Alene.  In laws; Jill (Dan) McCormick of Bend, Val (Kevin) Kahmann of Bend and his mother in law Priscilla M Steward of Bend. 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father James E Hamilton, his mother Alice (Nendel-Hamilton), and his twin brother Larry G Hamilton.

A special thank you to Dr. Thibert, Dr. Griffin, and the wonderful caring staff at St. Charles Prineville Hospice. Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association in Lilburn, GA or St. Charles Hospice in Prineville in lieu of flowers. 

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