Dorothy “Dottie” Louise Hamon passed peacefully on September 21, 2021 at home in Boise, Idaho. She was born October 3, 1930, in Boise, Idaho daughter of Roy and Helen Clement. Dottie grew up in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1948. After High School, she attended Nampa Business College.
After graduating, she worked as a bookkeeper at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. A co-worker at the hospital set her up with a blind date in 1952. That blind date was the beginning of a beautiful love story that lasted over 69 years. She married Clarke “Crusty” Hamon on June 25, 1952 in Caldwell, Idaho. They moved to Sparks, Nevada where Crusty served in the Air Force.
She was employed as a Bank Administrator. While in Sparks, their first two children were born (Curtis and Ginger).
After leaving Sparks, Crusty and Dottie moved to Grants Pass Oregon where Crusty worked for The State of Oregon. They moved back to Caldwell, Idaho in 1959. While in Caldwell, their third child (Larry) was born. In 1967, Crusty went back to Military service, this time with the US Army. During the time of his service, they resided in Augusta, Georgia; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Kaneohe, Hawaii; Aschaffenburg, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; and finally retiring in Sacramento, California. Dottie’s favorite place to live was “where she was”. After retirement they moved back to the Treasure Valley residing in Caldwell, Nampa and finally Boise.
Dottie held several different jobs out of the home, but her primary occupation was that of a wife, mother, and later grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member and Past President of the Caldwell Lions Club. A lifelong Episcopalian, she most recently belonged to St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Dottie was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Helen Clement; brother Jack Clement; and her son, Curtis. She is survived by her husband, Crusty; Daughter and Son-In-Law Ginger and Will Wardhaugh; Son and Daughter-In-Law Larry and Teri Hamon; three grandchildren and their spouses; and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their spouses.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boise (corner of 8th and State Streets) at 10:00am on Friday September 24, 2021
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation at 1090 N. Cole Rd. Boise, ID 83704 or St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral at 518 N 8th St. Boise, ID 83702.
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