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F. Woodson Hamilton

Modified: Friday, Mar 15th, 2013


April 22, 1927-March 12, 2013

TORRINGTON – Funeral services for F. Woodson Hamilton, 85, will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Chuck Hyatt officiating. Burial will follow at the LaGrange Cemetery with military honors by the Wyoming National Guard.

Woodson died at the Goshen Care Center on March 12, 2013. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in his memory to the Goshen Care Center Activity Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com

Woodson was born on April 22, 1927 in Mill Grove, Mo., the son of Raymond Graden and Jessie (Bever) Hamilton. Woodson’s father was a minister, and the family moved often to small communities in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. They settled in LaGrange in 1943.

Woodson joined the U.S. Army in 1945 and was stationed at Belvoir, Va. where he drove an ambulance. He was discharged in 1946. On Jan. 1, 1947, he married Maude Robertson at the Christianson Ranch near LaGrange.

In 1951, Woodson started working for Ranchers Gas, delivering Propane in Laramie and Goshen Counties. In 1955, he went to work driving truck for the Safeway store in Torrington, and, then, in 1968, he transferred to Brighton, Colo. where he lived and worked for Safeway there.

Woodson retired in 1989, and, in that same year, he began driving a mail truck for Beco Company. In 2009, at the age of 82, Woodson once again retired, and he and his wife moved to Torrington in 2011. He moved to the Goshen Care Center in January of 2013.

Woodson was a member of the LaGrange American Legion, and he attended the Nazarene church for many years.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Frazier of Thornton, Colo.; a son, Darrel Hamilton and his wife Carol of LaGrange; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ruth Schofield; a brother, Paul Hamilton; and one infant son, Donald Lee Hamilton.

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