Nancy M. Hamilton, 83, passed away at her home in Columbia on October 10, 2013.
Nancy was born February 9, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to Charles Haughery and Mary Donahue.
A civil service employee, long before it was fashionable to work outside the family home, she spent the majority of her government career at the Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, where she received numerous performance and service awards.
Nancy’s main commitment above all else, however, were her two children and grandchildren whom she loved and supported selflessly. Survivors include her son, Mark Hamilton (Vicki) of Florida; a daughter, Dawn Nunez (Brenda) of Columbia; four grandchildren, Ben Hamilton, and Joshua, Adrienne, and Aaron Nunez; sister, Pat Morris (Dale) of New Jersey; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Forever a Notre Dame fan, Nancy also enjoyed playing and watching golf, sharing life with her dogs, and had quite a “green thumb” with flowers and African violets.
Proceeded in death by her parents, sister Jane Guinther, and brother William Haughery. Nancy had a constant joy and quick wit about life, and reminds us, “Hope springs Eternal.”
Graveside service: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2PM at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Patient Assistance Funds at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, 65212 OR Home Instead Senior Care, 1412 Interstate 70 SW, Columbia, 65203.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.