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Lawrence M. "Larry" Hamilton

August 24, 1944 April 12, 2019
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Lawrence Hamilton (Larry) was born August 24, 1944 in Bronxville NY and died of cancer April 12, 2019 at Porter Hospice in Centennial, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Scott Hamilton III and Laura (Timrick) Hamilton, and his brother, John Scott Hamilton IV. He is survived by his beloved wife Karen and daughter Emily.

Larry attended High School at Maine Township East, in Park Ridge IL, and college at University of Denver. He served in the US Air Force from 1967-1971 and was stationed at Thule Greenland. In the years at Thule he acquired a deep and lifelong love of books and reading. After military service and a stint in Hotel Restaurant Management, he followed his passion to become part owner of Columbine Books and Records at Bear Valley Mall in Denver.

In 1977, he traded his 1971 Camaro for a 4wd station wagon Subaru and moved from Denver to settle permanently in the Buffalo Creek summer home his family had enjoyed for three generations. His bride Karen joined him to live in their mountain home and there they raised their daughter Emily. He worked as a sales rep and became Editor and Publisher of Colorado Connoisseur Newsletter. Larry was deeply involved in his community, serving throughout the years in many different volunteer positions in Buffalo Creek including the North Fork Fire Dept as Treasurer, the Buffalo Park Improvement Association, the Water Board, the Pine Library, and the Little Chapel in the Hills. A strong Christian, he was very involved in the Conifer Community Church and served as Deacon. A thoughtful patriot, every Independence Day for 20 years he delivered a speech at the Little Chapel Flag Raising, invoking the best of America.
But more than all the service he performed Larry served his community and the people in it just by being Larry and bringing to them all that he was—his quick wit and dry humor, love of literature and words, love of local history, his love of people, of the mountains, and his beloved Colorado. He was passionate about his family, his crossword puzzles, old Western Movies, the Broncos, Classical Music—Beethoven’s 9th his favorite, and Jeopardy. He was a listener and an encourager to all who knocked at his door. He leaves a bereft community that will never be the same.

A Memorial Service will be held at Conifer Community Church, Friday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m.

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Celebration of Life Gathering




11:00 AM 5/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
Conifer Community Church

9998 S. Havekost Rd.
Conifer, CO 80433

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Conifer Community Church
9998 S. Havekost Rd. Conifer 80433 CO
United States

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Conifer Community Church

9998 S. Havekost Rd.
Conifer, CO 80433
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, the Hamilton family would prefer memorial contributions in Larry's memory to the church. Thank you.

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