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Dorothy Ann Hamill

March 14, 1929 — March 26, 2022

Dorothy Ann Hamill

Dorothy Ann (Jones) Hamill was born March 14, 1929, the youngest of three daughters, to Dudley and Winnie (Hanes) Jones, and died March 26, 2022.Dorothy grew up in Oklahoma City, graduated from Central High School in 1947, attended OSU (then Oklahoma A & M College), was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Fine Arts. She and Jim Hamill were introduced to each other by Jim's brother and Dorothy's sorority sister, Tom and Sally Hamill. Dorothy and Jim were married on September 19, 1953, at St. Luke's Church. They had two daughters, Susan Kerlin and Gail Hamill; and two grandsons, John Kerlin and Robert Kerlin.Dorothy was a lifelong member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Since her parents had been St. Luke's members, Dorothy was baptized as an infant and grew up in the church. She and her husband Jim were active members in the Wedding Ring Class for sixty-three years and raised their family in the church.Dorothy and her cousin Margaret Savage, were lifelong pals, They had many adventures together in their younger years, and Dorothy remained close to Margaret all of her life.Dorothy and her husband Jim were longtime residents of Windsor Hills neighborhood before moving to Glen Eagles neighborhood in 1997. They were world travelers, first visiting Europe in 1976, and then visiting 48 countries over the next thirty years. Dorothy enjoyed art, and with Jim toured many of the famous art museums of the world.She was a people person, active in several genealogical organizations, including the Col. John Starke Sr. Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and the William Rives Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century. As part of her activities, Dorothy regularly attended the United States Naturalization ceremonies, welcoming newly naturalized citizens into our country.Dorothy was a lifelong bridge player, first learning to play bridge in college, and then playing regularly with her sorority sisters for the next six decades. She was also a docent at the Oklahoma Art Museum, leading tours of the art museum for various groups and schools. She enjoyed attending the Oklahoma City Philharmonic with her daughters.She was an active grandmother, watching her grandsons while their mother went back to school in the evenings, and helping to drive them to their sports and activities throughout the week. Dorothy was quite the hostess, welcoming family and friends into their home for family reunions, birthdays, holidays, and bridge parties, and into their lakehouse for water skiing weekends at Lake Eufaula. She continued hosting family holiday dinners into her early 80's.Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; by her sister, Martha Moyer; by Jim Hamill, her husband of 67 years; and by her grandson, John Kerlin. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Kerlin and Gail Hamill, and her grandson, Robert Kerlin. She is also survived by her sister Virginia Anderson and three generations of cousins, nieces and nephews.Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Smith & Kernke, 14624 N. May. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15th, on Friday, April 1st, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's of Oklahoma City, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Smith & Kernke N. May Funeral Home

14624 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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Friday, April 1, 2022

St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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