Obituary of William Hamilton |

Obituary of William Hamilton

William Hamilton

William Glenn Hamilton, better known as “Duke” passed away on October 16, 2014. He was 75.

The celebration of a life well lived will be held at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge on Sat., Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.

Duke was born to Beryl and William Hamilton Sr. in Prineville, Ore. on Jan. 30, 1939.

The family moved to Dunsmuir, Calif. where Duke attended the local schools. He graduated from Dunsmuir High in 1957. Following graduation, he married his high school sweet heart and love of his life, Nancy Wyllie. After high school, Duke continued his education at Chico State, earning a degree in education. While attending college he and Nancy added three beautiful daughters to their family.

Duke accepted a position at Nevada Union High where he was a beloved teacher and coach for 35 years.

Duke lived his life to the fullest, enjoying his family and friends while traveling the states, Baja and Canada. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting and plain “ole” giving people a hard time with his great sense of humor.

He leaves behind a large family who will miss him dearly, his lovely wife, Nancy; oldest daughter, Pam (Paul Wiley); daughter, Terri Hamilton Britton; son-in-law, Tom Nunnink, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Darlene Ball, as well as many “self appointed” sons and daughters.

Duke is preceded in death by his parents and by his wonderful daughter, Tracie Ann Hamilton Nunnink.

In lieu of flowers please send your contributions to your favorite charity.

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