OBITUARY

Betty L. Hamilton

January 21, 1936April 6, 2021
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Betty Lou Hamilton passed away at her home on April 6, 2021. She was born on January 21, 1936 in San Antonio, TX to Lilian and Woodrow Curd. She served as an administrative secretary for an architecture firm in San Antonio from 1955-62. Betty attended Trinity University on a scholarship from Travis Park Methodist Church from 1955- 1959 and graduated with a B.A. in Music.

In 1962 she met Dr. Gordon Hamilton at a church Valentine’s Day party. They were soon engaged, and married on August 18, 1962. They lived in Peoria, IL from 1963-1965. During this time she served as a Public Relations secretary for the City of Peoria. The couple moved to Austin in 1965.

The constant joys in her life were her faith, her family and her love of music. Betty played the organ, taught piano, and composed music including special songs for each of her grandchildren. Betty was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She was active at Northwest Hills UMC for over 40 years. The highlights of her life were the opportunity to play the organ at the Canterbury Cathedral in England and the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal.

Betty was active in the Austin Dental Auxiliary, Women’s Symphony League, and the Assistance League of Austin. In later years Betty and Gordon shared interests in sailing, traveling, and the continuing education program through UT Austin.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon; their son, Dr. Kenneth Hamilton and wife, Robin and his children, Sarah, Rachel, and Hannah; her daughter, Dr. Karen Lass and her husband, Steven, and their children, Faith and Joshua; also her sister, Vicki Curd Aijian. A brother, Woodrow Curd, preceded her in death.

A memorial/celebration service for Betty will be held at 2 pm on May 15 at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. Instead of flowers, she requests that you do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone in her memory or gift to a charity of your interest. We extend our gratitude to Hospice Austin for their exceptional and compassionate care.

Services

15 May

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Northwest Hills United Methodist Church

7050 Village Center Drive
Austin, TX 78731

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NEILL and Margo Gruver

April 21, 2021

WE ENJOYED OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BETTY IN OUR CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL GROUP.
SHE WILL BE MISSED.
GOD BLESS HER FAMILY.

SALLYTOM ESTES

April 19, 2021

Betty was an enthusiastic participant in our local Mended Hearts chapter, and she enjoyed greeting everyone each month (back when we could meet in person, that is-) We will miss her sweet smile.

Robbie and Eric Nelson

April 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We remember plenty of fun times with Betty and Gordon on our C-22s at the yacht club and at the fleet cruises.

Robin Loving

April 19, 2021

Dr. Hamilton spoke of his beloved wife when I was his patient for about 20 years. Anyone with that amount of radiance had to be extra special.

Take heart, Gordon, you have an enormous, loving community surrounding you and supporting you through this tender time.

Robin

Rose Epps

April 18, 2021

I am a photography friend of Gordon’s, and may have volunteered with her at Assistance League of Austin. Saw Betty’s lovely photo and obituary in today’s Statesman. She and Gordon shared a wonderful life together, and she is now at peace. So happy for her❤️. My condolences to the family for their great loss. May God be with you during this time of mourning.

Jerry and Truce Whiteaker

April 16, 2021

We are very sad that Betty's life has come to an end. Betty and Gordon have been wonderful neighbors for the last 19 years, and were the first to welcome us. We always enjoyed hearing Betty play the piano, and will miss her.

Laura Hirsbrunner

April 14, 2021

Betty had a love for family. Our family is blessed by the genealogy work that she and my mother worked on together to keep those memories alive. She was beautiful, kind, and generous with her time. She will be missed.

A.E. and Marilyn Martin

April 9, 2021

Gordon,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know Betty was your whole life and you will miss her forever. You will see her again in heaven.

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