Roy B. Hamrick, 74, of Athol, Idaho passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 in Coeur D’Alene.

He was born on April 4, 1931 to Don G. and Lillian G. (Lewis) Hamrick in Seattle. He grew up in the Seattle area. As a young man he went into the army, at the age of 17. He served in occupied Germany the whole time he served our country. He was honorably discharged from the service in June 1952. After his discharge Roy moved to Sunnyside. There he met Peggy Jean Taylor and was married to her on Nov. 5, 1952 at the home of her brother, Tom and Bett Taylor and they were together until this day.

Roy drove truck until he went to work for the City of Sunnyside in 1955. He worked 1-1/2 years in the street department. Then he joined the Sunnyside Police Department, where he spent 18-1/2 years. Then he went to work at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in 1973. He started out working security then became a process operator. He retired from Hanford in 1994 and moved to Athol, Idaho.

Roy loved hunting, fishing, boating, traveling in his fifth wheel and was happiest when spending time with all his special friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy J. Hamrick of Athol, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, Don B. and Patricia M. Hamrick of Athol, Idaho; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki J. and Joe Thompson of Coos Bay, Ore.; and all his friends in Athol.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 28, 2005, at the American Legion Hall in Athol, Idaho.

Since Roy was a member of the American Legion, Peggy requested any memorial contributions be made out to them or Dorenbeckers Children Hospital, Cancer Research Dept. in Portland, Ore.


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