Carl Hamilton, 85

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Carl F. Hamilton, 85, of Mountain Home, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at a local care center.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Christian and Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home.

Carl was born May 2, 1920, in Ignacio, Colo., the son of Lee and Sarah (Morris) Hamilton.

He attended elementary school at Ignacio, and graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1937.

Carl farmed with his dad on the family farm until he joined the Army in 1946, serving until 1948.

Carl went to Boise Junior College and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts.

While in college, Carl met Marjorie Rigney and they were married on Dec. 22, 1950. Together they had two children.

In 1952 Carl went back to school at University of Idaho for his teaching degree. His first teaching job was in Gooding, were he taught for one year. After his first year, Carl and his family returned to Mountain Home where he began working for local contractors.

In 1965 Carl started working for the school district where he taught at Mountain Home Air Force Base and in town until he retired in 1985.

Throughout his life, Carl enjoyed working on his 80-acre farm outside Mountain Home. He also enjoyed singing at the Christian and Baptist Church and the Community Choir in Mountain Home.

He is survived by: his wife of 55 years, Marge; two children, a son, James Hamilton, of New Mexico, and a daughter, Christine Lou Hamilton of Twin Falls; two brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carl's name to Mountain Home Youth Center, 130 N. Main St.