Peggy Hayes HAMILTON
February 9, 1932 – March 22, 2018
Peggy H. Hamilton, 86, of Vancouver passed away March 22, 2018 at PeaceHealth SW Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1932 in Ashville, North Carolina to John and Gracie Parkes.
Peggy was one of 6 children. While she was still young, she moved with her family from North Carolina to Sedro-Woolley, Washington. After graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School, she and her family moved to Prineville, Oregon so that her father could find work in the lumber industry. While living there she met the love of her life, Archie Hamilton. They were married June 9, 1951. She and Archie moved to Corvallis so that he could attend medical school at the University of Oregon. She worked as a bank teller to help pay bills while Archie attend school. A year after their marriage, their first child, Doug, was born. The family moved to Stockton, California for Archie’s residency, then to Portland for a bit and finally to Vancouver in 1965, when he became a M.D. Peggy worked at the Montgomery Ward in Portland while they lived in the city. When Doug was 12 years old, Peggy and Archie adopted their daughter, Julie.
As soon as the family moved to Vancouver they became members of Royal Oaks Country Club. Peggy loved to play golf with her group of ladies. While Archie worked at St. Joe’s and Memorial Hospital, Peggy enjoyed spending some of her time as a volunteer at both hospitals, doing things such as running the store.
Peggy is survived by her children, Doug (Michele) Hamilton and Julie Lopez; grandchildren, Jonathan Hamilton, Sarah (Brad) Lopez-Downs and Anna Lopez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Archie; and siblings, Ruth, Grace, John, Dottie and Mary.
A celebration of Peggy’s life will take place at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Peggy Hayes HAMILTON
March 25, 2018
A beautiful, kind, caring LADY. A woman of The Lord; a life of devouted tender care and service to her friends and loved ones. Always a smile, a sweet word and deed (popcorn at our doorstep!). Welcome HOME Peggy! I know an army greeted you - especially your dearest Arch ..... Love forever - greatly missed. ❤️