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Dorothy Louise Russell Hamill
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1923
Death: Oct. 14, 2007

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2007, at South Main Church of Christ for Dorothy Louise Hamill, age 84, of Roswell, who passed away October 14, 2007, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Robert Moore and Jerry Andrews of South Main Church of Christ will conduct the service. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Dorothy was born March 11th, 1923, in Stapleton, Nebraska, to Gilbert A. and Mabel Gale Russell. Her parents preceded her in death along with a step brother, LaVern Jensen. She married the love of her life, Newton Andrew Hamill, on September 20, 1945, in Roswell, and is survived by him at the family home.

Other survivors include two sons, Victor L. Hamill and wife Donna of Roswell, Steve Hamill and wife Jean of Hagerman; a daughter, Melanie S. Hamill of Roswell; two foster children, Barbara Smith and Anita Casaus; and sister Jean and husband Harry Anderson of Hobbs. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was a member of the South Main Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Wednesday Morning Lady's Bible Class and a member of T.O.P.S. in Roswell. Dorothy was the CFO of three family-owned corporations, cook, babysitter, Sunday school teacher and dear friend to many.

Pallbearers are grandsons Mark, Chad, Chris, and Whit Hamill; and Shane and Jason Adams.

The family request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Loaves and Fishes in Hagerman, N.M., and to the Portales Children's Home in Portales.

If you wish, you may give your condolences online at

Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
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  Newton Andrew Hamill (1920 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
South Park Cemetery
Chaves County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Oct 18, 2007
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