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Margaret Sue (Young) Hamilton

May 17, 1947 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Margaret Hamilton Obituary

Margaret Sue Hamilton died peacefully on October 29, 2023, in Spur, Texas at the age of 76.

Margaret was born on May 17, 1947, in Lubbock, Texas to OW and Velma Young. She graduated from McAdoo High School in 1965.  After graduation, Margaret attended South Plains College before transferring to Texas Tech.  When attending Tech, she met Oran, and they got married in McAdoo at the Baptist Church on March 9, 1968. They then moved to Canyon to attend West Texas State University where she would obtain a degree in education. The couple welcomed two children into their home, Krista and Craig. They remember her as a kind and gentle mother who encouraged them to pursue their dreams.

Margaret taught school for 32 years beginning her career in Spur (16 years), Ralls (3 years), and Abernathy (13 years) where she retired in 2008. She loved educating all her students and was passionate about teaching her students. After each school year, Margaret wanted to bring home one of her students and would have if she had been allowed.  She taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade levels throughout her years. 

Margaret is survived by her husband, Oran Hamilton, of Spur, children, Krista Bruse and husband, Shawn Bruse of Amarillo, Craig Hamilton and wife Brandee Hamilton of Spur, Sister, Mary Eldredge and husband Bub Eldredge, of McAdoo, grandchildren, Sydney Bruse and fiancé Landry, Emily Bruse and fiancé Ryan, Cory Hamilton, Allee Hamilton, and JD Hamilton, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Margaret is preceded by death by her parents, OW and Velma Young.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10am Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Spur Methodist Church under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home. Officiating the service, Mr. Eric Swenson and Bro. Scott Gray all are welcome to attend and celebrate Margaret’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Spur Methodist Youth or the Cal Farley Boy’s Ranch.

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Memorial Service
November 4, 2023

10:00 AM
Spur Methodist Church
528 N Burlington
Spur, TX 79370

Please note
Memorial Service will be Live Streamed at Spur Methodist Church facebook page.


Spur Methodist Youth Group
528 Burlington, Spur TX 79370

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
600 SW 11th Ave, Amarillo TX 79101-3228


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