Cecil Allen Hamilton died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Mr. Hamilton was returned to the Kenai Peninsula and interred at Spruce Grove Kasilof Cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, among many of his old friends.
Allen "Ham" Hamilton came to Soldotna in 1961. In 1962, he started his own oil tool company, Ham's Oil Tools.
Many of his visits and deliveries were made by airplane. He was commander of the Civil Air Patrol in the mid-1960s until 1969. He was also a member of the hospital board and active in getting the hospital started in Soldotna. At the end of his career he was a consulting engineer handling several oil rigs at a time.
Wherever he went, Alaska was still his home and he always wanted to return, his family said.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife, Dee Hamilton, who lives with her daughter, Sandy Stubblefield, in Soldotna; sons, Denny Hamilton of Seward and Norm Hamilton of Aloha, Ore.; five grandchildren, Travis Stubblefield, Shaun Stubblefield, Duke Lee Hamilton, Ray Hamilton and Bill Hamilton; and four great-grandchildren.
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