T.C. (Tom) Hamilton, 60, passed away on Sept. 23, 2001 of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. He was born in Stanton, Texas on July 7, 1941 to Louie and Edna Hamilton. He grew up in West Texas where he graduated from Seminole High School and attended West Texas State University on a football scholarship. While living in the open spaces, he acquired a love for ranching, and the great outdoors.
T.C. and Betsy moved to Salt Lake City because of the beautiful mountains and the great skiing. He co-founded Hose Products, Inc. in 1983 and became a respected businessman in the community.
He enjoyed snow skiing, hunting and white water rafting. He is probably best known for his love of raising and riding his mules. He loved taking pack trips into Southern Utah and Wyoming. He had been active in the Rocky Mountain Mule Association and served as president for a year. He also loved the Lord and served as an elder and Sunday school teacher at Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church.
T.C. always demonstrated a great strength and a great sense of responsibility in everything he did. He was one of a kind. He made everything in life an adventure. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Betsy Hamilton; three sons, Rance Hamilton, Boise, ID, Rodrick Hamilton, of Houston, TX and Quinton Hamilton; his sister Birda Frazier and brother-in-law Whit Frazier of Kosse, TX; a grandson Dallas Hamilton and step-grand-daughter Riki Sears of Boise, ID.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26th at Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, 3280 E. 3900 S. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MDA, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. 4578 S. Highland Dr. Suite 300, SLC, UT 84117 or Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church.
Evans & Early Mortuary.