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Barbara Jean Hamilton

09/06/1958 - 07/05/2022
Service Date: 07/17/2022
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Service Location: American Legion - 1018 S. Meridian Rd., Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Barbara Jean Hamilton, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend left this world unexpectedly on July 5, 2022 at the age of 63 in Mesa, Arizona while battling an extended illness. She was born to Duane Carl and Mary Ann (Strellner) Gustafson of Van Horne, Iowa on September 6, 1958. She graduated from Benton Community High School in Van Horne in 1976 then started her family in 1978 in Van Horne. She later relocated to Geneseo, Illinois before moving to Mesa, Arizona in 1988 where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for many years. In 1989, she married William C. Hamilton in Mesa and they were fortunate enough to celebrate over 33 years together. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Kathy Ann Fisher (Danny) and brothers-in-law Bob Hamilton and Rod Hamilton. She is survived by her husband William, her sons Jarrod Pickering (Julie) of Currituck, North Carolina, Jason Pickering of Mesa, William R. Hamilton (Rachel) of Mesa, step-daughter Andrea (Pickering) Alt of Holbrook, New York, grandsons Duane Pickering, Holden Pickering, Trey Rollman and Greyson Rollman of Currituck, brother Kent Gustafson of Phoenix, Arizona, step-mother Janet Gustafson of Williamsburg, Iowa, mother-in-law Donna Hamilton of Mesa and sister-in-law Patricia (Hamilton) Greer of Mesa, as well as her nieces Kristin (Kevin) Spinler and Laura (Greer) Romero, nephew Kevin (Danielle) Balvin and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday July 17th from noon to three at the American Legion 1018 S. Meridian Apache Junction Az 85120.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to an animal rescue fund to be determined by the family.

For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com


  • I am so sorry for your families loss. Both Barb and Billy were my neighbors for many years and certainly made it fun living a few doors down from them. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel way too soon. My prayers and thoughts to you all!

  • Rick and Lynda

    We are so sorry for you loss Bill and family. Prayers for all of you. She will be missed.
    Love, Rick and Lynda

  • Bill Hamilton

    My partner love πŸ’˜of my life and other half of my heart love you forever and ever miss you so much we will be together forever and again πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ˜₯😒😭 your husband πŸ’–for ever

  • I love you all. My prayers and condolences to all. Xoxo

  • Class of 1977 sending our sympathy to Barbara’s family on the loss of your wife, mother, sister, may she she rest in heaven with the lord .

  • Lonnie Anderson

    Sorry for your loss Bill!

  • Ron and Sherry Trujillo

    Ron and myself became very good friends of Bill and Barbara close to 10 -12 yrs now . We shared the same interest,,and each of us visited the others homes. Where I remember that we always enjoyed our times hanging out w ea other !! I really admired Barb for her immaculate home, that was so warm and inviting. She was the excellence in hospitality and a lovely hostess of much class and respect.
    I am very heart broken of Bill and her family losing such an amazing Lady. Woman, wife, mother ,etc.
    God Rest her soul, no sickness no pain, no more discomfort. God needed a special Angel πŸ˜‡. And She has gone home to be with the Lord . You will be missed by many many that loved and treasured your very existence. I will always cherish my memories of you Barb. Rest in peace dear πŸ™
    Love. Ron & Sherry Trujillo

  • Rhonda Borkgren

    Bill and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Catherine Powers

    My deepest sympathy.

  • Kathy Rochester

    So sorry for your loss Bill, Barb was a wonderful women and she will be greatly missed 😒 condolences to you and your family. Rest In Paradise Barb

  • I’m so sorry buddy, prayers up for you my dear friend!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  • My sincere condolences πŸ™πŸ˜’ always treated me well, and her laugh was always good to hear, very intelligent lady, her and Billy were always helping in every way to me, and that is what life, and friends do … Peace and love to your family

  • My sincere condolences to your family, my strength and love goes out to all… May peace follow you…

  • Our prayers are always with you and all the family. We remember the day you introduced Barb to us on our back porch. Loved her from that day on. She will be missed and the fond memories will be in our hearts forever. Love ya all

  • Marge Sullivan

    So sorry for your loss Bill. May she Rest In Peace. Doug and I send our love, hugs!

  • Jared Thompson

    Sorry to hear of your families loss.
    We offer our condolences and prayers to you all.

  • Butch and Nancy

    So so sorry for your loss, you and you entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. You need a friend just let us know

  • Billy, I got your message but not knowing who it was, I deleted it thinking it was spam! Love you buddy!!!!

  • Astrid Malchus

    From Germany you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    It’s been 30years since I saw you last but never forgotten…what great times we had together!
    Asti , Steve and Josh

  • Bill, So sorry for your loss my friend.

  • Scott and Cheryl Specht

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Hugs and prayers.

  • Bill, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and the heartache you feel. Barb was a wonderful person and Mike and I loved you both like family. Hugs to the whole family.

  • Margaret Abbott

    We send our deepest sympathies and prayers of comfort to you and your family.
    Margaret and Bob Abbott

  • Ronnie an Barbara Vance

    Bill, our prayers πŸ™ are with you and your family. We pray that God will soften your heartache. Barbara was a good person and she loved her family. We will never forget the first time you and Barbara welcomed my Barbara and I into your garage for a cold drink. We love you both. God Bless

  • Astrid Malchus

    From Germany all the way to Arizona our thoughts are with you .
    What can words say ,so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Stacey & Gordon

    Bill & family,
    We are praying for you in the days ahead, so very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences. We will always treasure when you & Barb came to visit in NC!
    Sending love,
    Stace & GW

  • Chris and Theresa F

    Jared and family,

    May you find strength in your faith, family and friends as you reflect on all the ways your mom impacted those that have known her.

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