Betty Ann Hamilton

Betty Ann Hamilton

Betty Ann Hamilton

Thee Beautiful One

August 29, 1927 March 17, 2010

In Loving Memory

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, passed away surrounded by her family on March 17, 2010. Ann was born August 29, 1927, to Dr. Robert J. and Helen Mar Conroy. She was very proud of the fact that her father, Dr. R.J. Conroy, was instrumental in starting Sacred Heart Hospital, which is now Providence Medford Medical Center. She was born and raised in Medford.

Ann was preceded in death by husband, Robert M. Hamilton; her father; mother; and brother, Robert Conroy Jr. She is survived by her sister, Catherine (Chet) Ferguson; sister-in-law, Millie Conroy; four children, Michael (Sandee) Hamilton, Rick (Vickie) Hamilton, Nancy (Larry) Hills and Janet (Scott) Bradley. Ann had 13 grandchildren, Tammy Cordonier, Jennifer Brandel, Laura Mercier, Justin Hamilton, James Hamilton, Kaitlin Hamilton, Eric Hills, Amy Brueske, Ryan Hills, Ben Cardin, Emily Smith, Shannon Bradley, MacKenzie Bradley and all of the grandkids' spouses. Ann was also blessed and survived by 16 great-grandchildren.

Ann had a very special way of making each and every one of us feel as if we were her favorite. She loved to explore the world around her, taking family and friends to discover new places and sometimes her favorite places time and time again. Ann was a member of the United Methodist Church here in Medford, where she volunteered a lot of her time. She loved to read and was a volunteer at the Medford Library book store.

Mom was very proud of being one of the first female student body presidents of Roosevelt Elementary School. She was also honored to be elected queen of Job's Daughters.

We think Ann will be most remembered by her willingness to help others, along with her ability to make us all smile by the jokes she continually told. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Medford. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage you to make a donation to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation to honor our mother as well as our sister, both of who developed and conquered breast cancer. Please join us as we celebrate this amazing woman's life.

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