Donald Ray Hamilton, March 21, 1940 – October 25, 2020


Donald Hamilton, of Toledo, Oregon, passed away from complications due to diabetes on October 25, 2020 in Newport, Oregon. He was born to Oliver Lewis Hamilton and Alma Hattie Hamilton on March 21, 1940 in Woodward, Oklahoma.
Donald served in the Army National Guard for 5 years, owned Newport Glass for 29 years, was a member of the Lincoln County Mounted Sheriff Posse for over 25 years, member Newport Eagles Club, a member of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and was very well known as Santa Clause in the Newport. He Enjoyed collecting cars, collecting coins, posse events, pee-wee rodeos, but his biggest hobby was being Santa Clause for the last 28 years.
Donald was married Barbara Anderson on March 23, 1958. On June 2, 1989 he married Joan Seifert.
Donald is survived by his children, Don Hamilton, Karla Elliott, Pam Bryant, Kathy Bennett, Kim Bitz, and Russell Hamilton;19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his second wife, Joan Hamilton; son, Richard Hamilton; Daughter, Kelly Hoover; and his parents and two brothers.
There will be a memorial in March 2021, day to be announced at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lincoln County Mounted Sheriff Posse, 107 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365.

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