Melanie Hamilton (sponsored obituary) |

Melanie Hamilton (sponsored obituary)

A beautiful woman inside and out, Melanie will live in our hearts forever.

She livened up a room and made people laugh. She was a student in the Auburn ROP Medical Assistant program and loved what she did there. She had a bright future ahead. Her instructor said, “She was their shining star.”

Her life was cut short September 14, 2010 in a single car accident that took her quickly and painlessly.

Melanie was born in Oscoda, Michigan January 5, 1963. She graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1981. She was a cheerleader, song leader, and was a good friend to many. Melanie loved all special occasions. She especially loved Christmas and decorating for it. She really enjoyed gourmet cooking, cycling, hiking, camping, being with family and traveling. Her most recent adventures were motorcycle-riding and RVing with her friend, Chris. She loved her family above all else, especially her four children, Jessica, 27, Whitney, 23, Summer, 17, and Michael, 14 and grandson, Braydon, 2. Melanie talked about them all the time. Almost everything she did was driven by her desire to be with her children who live in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. She frequently said she would do anything to be near them and her grandson again.

We will miss you deeply, Melanie. We will come along behind you, when our time comes. Until then, we will hold you close in our hearts and minds.

She is survived by her children, Jessica, Whitney, Summer, and Michael Hatcher, her grandson, Braydon Bridges, her parents, Wally and Sylvia Hamilton, her brother, Michael Hamilton, her sisters, Michelle and Marianne Hamilton, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, on September 21, 2010, at 12:00 PM, with a viewing at 11:00 PM. There will be a reception and buffet following at Trolley Junction, 400 Railroad Ave, Nevada City. Flowers can be sent to Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA 95959.

Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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