September 15, 1927 – September 25, 2019
Elena Hamilton, loving wife and beloved mother, sister and friend to many, passed away peacefully September 25, 2019, among family members. Born in 1927 in Holbrook, AZ to Maria and Daniel Hernandez, Elena was known as a hardworking, religious, thoughtful, creative and conscientious member of her communities. Elena was a medic with the U.S. Navy when she met her future husband Don C. Hamilton, also a Navy corpsman. After service to their country they married in 1952. Elena and Don settled in Southern CA where they raised ten children. While raising her family she continued her education and became a registered nurse. Elena loved gardening, music and traveling. Together Elena and Don hosted numerous foreign exchange students from Asia. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, her parents and sisters. She leaves behind her children (Rebecca, Bonny, Barbara, Beverly, Belle, Don (Henry), Dan (Andy), Beth, Dave, Dean and their spouses, many grand and great-grandchildren, her brother Daniel Hernandez and his family, nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass with reception to follow will be held on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 10am at Ave Maria Chapel, 1249 Josselyn Canyon Road, Monterey, CA. Burial services with reception to follow will be held Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 10:30am at Mt. View Cemetery, 570 E Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of Monterey, P.O. Box 2480, Monterey, CA 93942. Visit BaysideCommunityMortuary.com for viewing, condolences and memories.
Elena’s beautiful smile, quick wit and sweet personality will be dearly missed by all.
- Memorial Mass Monday, October 14, 2019
October 7, 2019
Elena was my “ mom” next door when I was growing up. She always was so welcoming, had a wonderful smile. She loved her animals and her frogs! Over the past few years both my husband and I loved visiting her in Monterey. We were thankful to see her in September. She was so peaceful.God be with each of the family as they grieve her passing. She is smiling with Jesus.
We were so blessed to have known her.
Love to the family.
Cathy and AJ Killian