Lilburn Ray Hamilton

December 4, 1928September 5, 2020

Lilburn R. “Joe” Hamilton passed away peacefully September 5, 2020. He was 91. Lilburn was born December 4, 1928 in Hereford, Texas to Homer Milton Hamilton and Mary Hamilton. On August 14, 1948 he married Wilma Jo Robertson of Hereford, Texas. He and Wilma were blessed with the birth of three daughters, Charlotte, Patty and Renee. Lilburn’s greatest joys in life were being with his family and enjoying weekends camping, boating and family vacations. Lilburn loved sharing with family and friends stories of his life and adventures growing up. Lilburn’s wife, daughters, sons-in-law and three granddaughters were the loves of his life. He enjoyed playing golf, dominos, and card games and was a member of Lions Club for 30 years.

Lilburn moved from Hereford to Amarillo, Texas and worked for the Safeway Corporation in Amarillo and southern California for most of his career. He then worked for the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, and then ran the distributorship for the Denver Post in Fort Collins, Colorado where he ultimately retired. Lilburn and Wilma were long time members of First Baptist Church in Fort Collins and he had a living faith in Jesus Christ and is with his heavenly Father.

Lilburn was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joe L. and George, two sisters Corenne Rugh and Betty Rose. Lilburn is survived by his dear wife Wilma Jo of 72 years, a sister, Cornelia Mitchell, three brothers, Gerald (Jean), Don (Jan) and Roger (Sylvia), three daughters, Charlotte, Patty (Dan) Creacy and Renee (Randy) Wiebke, three granddaughters, Jacqueline (Jerry) Eldridge, Mailee Creacy and Wendy Ralph and four great grandchildren, Blake and Ryan Ralph, Kyle and Courtney Eldridge, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the family will be having a private Celebration of Life.

Memorial contributions in Lilburn’s honor may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado, 305 Carpenter Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525.


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Jan Jones

September 26, 2020

I want to send Love to Wilma and the girls and family. Joe loved to tease me and I returned the favor. It's a good memory. I'm still in Sunflower. I enjoyed your friendship while you were here. You made a lot of memories in Hereford and the other locations you have lived and those memories will sustain you . Blessings to all of you.
Much Love, Jan Jones


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