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Helen George Anne Hamilton

May 6, 1942July 22, 2020

(Helen George) Anne Caley Hamilton, 78, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Anne was born May 6, 1942, in Selma to Marshall Scoville Caley and Mary Plant Caley.

Anne is survived by her only child, daughter Elizabeth Caley Hamilton; a stepson, Mike Hamilton (Allison),and their children, Chance Hamilton and Emily Hamilton, all of Hoover; a brother, Alan Caley (Karen) of Denver; nieces, Erin and Megan Caley of Denver; great-nieces, Kyah and Jaya Caley of Denver; a sister-in-law, Barbara Caley of Colorado; nieces, Shaun Caley Regan of Los Angeles and Sarah Caley Albeyta of Denver; great-nephew, Chad Albeyta of Denver; great-niece, Jenna Albeyta of Denver; brother-in-law, Edward Hamilton (Myra) of West Chester, Pa.; nephew, Jeff Hamilton of Atlanta; niece, Laura Hamilton of New York City; brother-in-law, James (Cathy) Hamilton of West Virginia; niece, Brittney Hamilton, and her son, great-nephew, Ethan VanHorn, both of West Virginia; niece, Jenna Hamilton-Skidmore (Jared Skidmore) of Daniel Island, Charleston, S.C., and their children, Sadie and Keir Skidmore; brother-in-law, Thomas (LeeAnne) Hamilton of Locust Grove, Va.; nephew, Matthew (Lindsey) Hamilton of Chicago and their daughters, Anne Elaine and Harriett; and numerous other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John A. Hamilton, Jr. (Jack); her parents; stepson, Patrick Hamilton; brother, Marshall Caley, Jr.; father-in-law, John A. Hamilton, Sr.; and mother-in-law, Doris Jean Hamilton.

Anne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo and taught elementary school for many years. In 1992, she received her doctorate in early childhood development, and Dr. Hamilton joined the faculty of the University of Montevallo and taught aspiring teachers to teach until her retirement in the early 2000’s. She served as a former president of the Montevallo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Friends of the Library. Anne was instrumental in organizing the Centrala Chapter of the Alabama Reading Association She was a beloved member of the community, as well as a leader in the effort to establish a public library in Montevallo, and she worked with a cadre of other educators to establish the Young Authors Conference on the UM campus, an endeavor that allowed elementary school students to present their own literary efforts and to mingle with published authors of award-winning children’s books.

After a private funeral service, due to coronavirus concerns, a public Celebration of Anne’s Life will be announced at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.rockcofuneralmontevallo.com for the Hamilton family.


  • Memorial Service will be held at a later date


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David Morgan

July 25, 2020

To Elizabeth and all family members,

Judy and I cherished a warm friendship with Anne and Jack for decades, and we are so very sorry about Anne's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy and offer to do anything we can to help, and are so sorry that we can't see you in person because of restrictions related to the pandemic. We hope to attend the memorial service when it is held.

David and Judy Morgan

Jerry Harris

July 25, 2020

My sympathy and prayers for Elizabeth and her family. I had the joy of teaching Anne’s daughter, Elizabeth in Kindergarten. I had the pleasure of Anne teaching my daughter, Dena in first grade. Anne was smart, witty, kind and direct. A consummate educator, dedicated advocate for students and teachers, and the girl you wanted at your parties. Her spirit will be missed.

Danny Gamble

July 25, 2020

Montevallo has suffered a great loss. Cathy & I miss our friend.

Joyce Jones

July 24, 2020

Mrs Hamilton was my 1st grade teacher and she never forgot me and I always loved her. Her hugs were the best part of my day as small little 6yr old and again as a new mother and again as a coworker at UM. Her smile and her kindness will be a part of my memories forever and it is my prayer that her family is reminded by the wonderful ways that she touched so many other lives that hers was a gift to this world.


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