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John Dennis Hamilton

08/27/1941 - 11/12/2022
Service Date: 11/19/2022
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 4640 E. Holmes Ave, Mesa
Visitation Date: 11/19/2022
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Dennis Hamilton on November 12, 2022, at the age of 81.

John was born on August 27, 1941, in Mesa, Arizona. He was blessed to live a rich, full life. John attended elementary school in Queen Creek and graduated from Chandler High in 1959. He attended Brigham Young University where he continued his love of rodeos and roping and was a member of the University’s rodeo team and Regional Director of the National Intermountain Rodeo Association from 1963-1964. A multi-generational farmer, John began farming legacy land in south Chandler, then later moved to the Imperial Valley where he farmed for thirty years. John loved horses. He owned and trained several quarter horses and loved to watch them race. He loved baseball, especially listening to it in his truck while irrigating and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play both baseball and softball.

He is survived by his wife Judy Hoopes Hamilton, four children: Anne Hamilton Bark (Richard), Amy, Ryan (Becky), Kirk (Tiffany) and seven grandchildren: Cameron, Spencer, Evan, Eliza, Halle, Anders and Kate; sisters Jimmy Ruth Scremin (John), Jana Pace (Alvin) and brother Merlin (Tug) (Sherry). He was proceeded in death by his brother Bob Hamilton (Linda). John was a loyal, devoted father, husband, and friend. He was a hardworking, kind, and generous man.

Services will be held Saturday, November 19th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4640 East Holmes Avenue, Mesa, Arizona. Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Funeral 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • I counted John as my friend. When I graduated from the 8th grade John (Hamilton’s) gave me a shirt it was the best shirt I had, to this day I appreciated it. It is one of my precious memories.

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