Wilbur J. Hamilton
Longtime Juneau resident Wilbur J. "Bill" Hamilton, 70, died Jan. 22, 2001, at his home.
Hamilton was born June 3, 1930, in Hugoton, Kan., son of Wilbur Clayton and Violet Hamilton. Both of his parents died when he was young and he was raised by his paternal grandparents on their farm in Kansas. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served in Guam and San Diego. He married in 1953.
After his discharge from the Navy he farmed with his grandfather for several years before moving to Escondido, Calif., where he started in the construction business. He and his family came to Juneau in 1972 for the summer, found their home and never left. He and his three sons built homes and apartments all over Juneau.
He was a charter member of the Juneau Home Builders Association and served as director for several years. He was also a member of the Auke Bay American Legion.
His great love was fishing and he spent many hours on his boat, Cindy Lee, taking friends and family fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Forita "Rita" Hamilton, his children Steven (and Wendy) Hamilton and Cindy (and Tom) Stadt all of Juneau, Ted (and Rhoda) Hamilton of Chine Valley, Ariz., and Jerry (and Delores) Hamilton of El Cajon, Calif.; grandchildren Josh (and Andy) Hamilton of Chine Valley, Ariz., Lindsey Stadt and Jamie Daniel, of Juneau, Jas, David, Nicole, and Taylor Hamilton, all of El Cajon, Calif.; and great-granddaughter Marren Hamilton of Juneau.
Hamilton wished to be cremated and that his ashes be scattered over his favorite fishing spot. A reception and celebration of his life will be announced at a later time.
The family requests that remembrances be made to the Bill Bosse Donation Fund at National Bank of Alaska, or to the Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, 9200 Hospital Drive, No. 100, Juneau, AK 99801.
Peggy Louise Jackson
Juneau resident Peggy Louise Jackson died Jan. 24, 2001, in Juneau.
She was born Feb. 2, 1947, in Denver, to Ellis and Phyllis Cockrell. She attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., and moved to Juneau in 1981. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
Her interests included art and stained glass, hiking, camping and boating. She was a devout Christian and her family wrote that her main goal in life was to bring people to God. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Bill Jackson, her father-in-law William Jackson Sr. and her sons Christopher (and Jean) Jackson and Matthew Jackson, all of Juneau; son David (and Melissa) Reese of Fontana, Calif., brothers Dave (and Sue) and Al (and Barb) of Colorado, her sister-in-law Lisa Mattox and mother-in-law Gayle Jackson of Colorado, grandchildren Kaylin Jackson of Juneau and Heather, Jordan and Autumn Reese of California and four nephews and their families.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Assembly of God. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a private family ceremony.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Assembly of God building fund, 8001 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801.
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