March 15, 2013
Peter "Mike" Hammond died at home Feb. 12, 2013. He was 59.
Mike was born to John Hammond and Joyce Brannon Roath Oct. 1, 1953, in Bloomington, Ind. He graduated high school in Taipei Taiwan class of 1972. Peter was employed in Bloomington for more than 30 years before coming to Grass Valley in June of 2012 to be close to his mother and sister. Mike enjoyed collecting movies and reading books.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Roath; stepfather Lynn R. Roath; stepmother Shelby Hammond of Gates, Tenn.; sisters Mindy Hammond Lendall of Grass Valley and Shelly Wright of Texas; brother Tom Thoman; sister-in-law Shirley Thoman of Parsonsfield, Maine; nephew John Schwabecher of Citrus Heights; aunt Janet Hannameyer of Sacramento; and several cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Hammond, in 2010 of Gates; nephew Eric Schwabecher in 2000 of Grass Valley; grandparents Bob and Muriel Brannon of Sacramento; Pete and Mary Hammond of Madison, Ind.; uncles Curt and Earl Hammond and Richard Brannon of Sacramento.