BILL was born September 28, 1949 in Van Nuys, California to Kathyrn Rita O’Tool and Thomas Moran Hamilton. Bill had 2 other brothers: one older, one younger.
Bill grew up winters in California and summers near Wilsall, Montana on the family ranch.
After graduation Bill bounced around between California and Montana.
Then Bill enlisted in the Marines, he was able to play football in the service in Okinowa for a while, but finally was headed to VietNam for his “senior tour”.
When Bill received his honorable discharge, he headed back to California where he worked in the Operating Engineers through the Teamsters Union and the refinery in Van Nuys CA,
He found the love of bass fishing and was successful at it winining many tournaments including the Bassmasters a couple of times.
He decided to head to Jackson Hole in the mid 90’s where he worked a few odd jobs, but finally settled at DELCON working for Dean Lewis as a master plumbing/boiler technitian until his retirement.
He thouroughly loved his Job and working for Mr Lewis until it became too hard to crawl in the crawspaces.
In the summer of 2012, he bought a bass boat and a camper and traveled across the country in the winter, and migrated back to Wyoming and Montana in the spring thru the fall. He never let the snow get on is truck and camper. He packed up and headed south.
He loved to hunt and fish. He had many friends that liked to hunt and fish with him.
2018/2019 he wintered in Mesquite, NV, but the cancer was taking its toll and he knew that it would be his last winter south.
He made it to the new decade. Bill left us January 2, 2020
Bill’s wish was no services especially in the winter, but he wanted a gathering of friends in late June.
GOD speed Marine you fought the good Fight...
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