David Hamilton, who worked at the Havre Post Office as a clerk for 37 years, died Jan. 30, 2012, due to complications from ALS. His quick smile and huge laugh will be missed by all who knew him. At his request, no services are planned.
Dave, age 73, was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Worland, Wyo., to Keith and Dorothy (Taylor) Hamilton, and he was raised and educated there. He served in the U. S. Army for two years and moved to Glasgow, Mont., to work for J. C. Penney. There he met and married Diane Cotton in 1961. They moved to Havre in 1970, where Dave worked at Liberty Loan, Gambles, and the U. S. Post Office, retiring in 2008.
If you attended any social events in Havre and around the state, you would find Dave. He supported and enjoyed all theater, musical events and Montana State University-Northern basketball. A special thanks to Jerry Malkuch who made sure Dave saw everything. Dave also enjoyed playing softball, golf, billiards, bowling, games and puzzles. He was an avid reader and enjoyed his poker group. He was actively involved in the Optimist Club in the 1970s. For many years he enjoyed lunch with the "Ladies. "
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Michael Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane; his two children, Deb (Craig Rundle) Hamilton and Mike (Sharnai) Hamilton of Havre; and his grandchildren, Ashley (Joshua) Kejsar of Glasgow, Logan Zandhuisen and Mariah (Chris Buskirk) Zandhuisen, and great-grandson, Brayden Buskirk, all of Havre; and mother-in-law, Marvel Cotton of Glasgow.