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Plaque remembers advocate


Scott Hunter

Rotary members remember Donna Hamilton at a meeting to view the new plaque for her at the fishing pier built by the club.

Rotary Club members and friends gathered Wednesday, Sept. 23, to remember Donna Hamilton, in whose memory the club erected a plaque at the handicapped-accessible fishing pier the club installed at Steamboat Rock State Park.

The gathering took place a year and a day after her unexpected death.

Hamilton, who had worked for the state of Oregon on behalf of seniors, was the instigator of the club's 10-year drive to provide the first such facility in north central Washington, noting that they were common in Oregon.

She and her husband, Roy Hamilton, owned Shaw's Fruit and Produce stand in Belvedere.

The plaque reads, "Donna Mae Shaw Hamilton, an advocate for those who could not advocate for themselves. March 20, 1944 - September 22, 2014"

Scott Hunter photo

The plaque on the right honoring Donna Hamilton joined the main dedication sign installed earlier.

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