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Karen Hamilton

Feb 27, 1954 - Nov 8, 2017
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Karen Joy Hamilton, 63, went to heaven on November 8, 2017 at the Cottage in the Meadow. Karen was born in Sunnyside on February 27, 1954 the daughter of Melvin and Emma (Alsbury) Olsen. She grew up in Toppenish and graduated from Toppenish High School in 1972 as the valedictorian. Karen would meet her soul mate and the love of her life, Johnny Mack, while in high school and would marry shortly after graduation. They would welcome their daughter, Becky Joy, into their family in 1980 who was their pride and joy. 

There was never a dull moment with Karen, she was the life of every party. She was always willing to cook a meal for someone and would do anything for you. She loved to have game nights and play bunco with her friends. She was very family oriented. She loved her grandchildren, spent as much time as she could with them, and never missed any of their events. She volunteered many hours at the Union Gospel Mission, and was a devout member of the Young Ladies Institute, a Catholic Women’s Organization.  
Karen is survived by her daughter, Becky Joy (Preston) Jones, her grandchildren, Moses, Micah, Ayla, and Leviticus. She is also survived by her two nieces, Kim Johann and Jennifer Johann, and great niece, Julia Johann. She is preceded in death by husband, Johnny Mack Hamilton, and her sister, Judy Solano.
A Vigil will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the St. Paul Cathedral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 17th at 10:00 am at St. Paul Cathedral with a reception to follow.

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Funeral service

Nov 17, 2017:10:00 am

St. Paul Cathedral