Mom, Violet Rebecca Hamilton, was born to Aubrey Hall and Nettie Jones Hall on May 31, 1923 and passed unto the hands of our Lord on December 19, 2017. She was raised in coal country, Wise Co., Virginia and received her early education there. After moving to the valley in 1946 she attended beauty school in Yakima and upon successful completion of her studies she opened her own shop in Grandview.
Mom met dad, Thurman Hamilton, and they were married on May 30, 1948 in Prosser. Mom and dad moved into their new home on Rattlesnake north of Prosser. Later mother would attend night school in Grandview and earn her GED.
After Thurman's death in 1974, mom continued to live on the farm until 1984 when she moved to Prosser. Mom was active in the Rattlesnake Grange and later in Prosser by helping to cook and serve in the senior center. She later became co-owner of the Mix and Match shop in Prosser. She always enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with old friends.
Mom enjoyed playing bingo just about anywhere between the Tri-cities and Yakima. Her other great joy was traveling, making the trip “back east” a couple of times, Hawaii and of course Nevada for the slot machines. She also enjoyed her trips to the mountains and both the Oregon and Washington coasts.
Mom was very proud of the fact that she still had her driver’s license and could get to the post office, grocery store by herself.
Mom is survived by her children Bernice Hill (Harold) of Grandview, John (Jeannette) of West Richland, David (Kathy) of Prosser and Kay (Pat) Price of Prosser. She had 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, Thurman, brothers Morris, Kyle, Dame Aubrey, AC, DC and Jimmy; and great-grandson, Josh Mathis.
At mothers request there is no service planned. We, her family, would ask that all who knew her think of her fondly and say a prayer when you can. You can leave a message for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com