Benjamin E. Hamlin

Born: Sun., Jun. 14, 1925
Died: Fri., Sep. 2, 2011

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Benjamin Edward Hamlin - a resident of Pendleton, died on Friday evening, September 2, 2011, at St. Anthony Hospital. He was 86 years old. Funeral Services will be held at Burns Mortuary on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow the funeral service, and will be held at Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, Oregon. Benjamin was born on June13, 1925, in Dover, Idaho, to Frieda Tessie and Arthur Henry Hamlin. He was the brother to: two brothers, Gene and James Hamlin, and two sisters, Bernice and Betty Hamlin. The Hamlin family moved to Hines, Oregon, where they lived on a small farm. Ben joined the U.S. Navy, where he served his country during WWII, and was Honorably Discharged from active duty. Following his service, Ben and his father Arthur built a Stud Mill behind the general store in Gibbon, Oregon. He then moved to Craigmont, Idaho, where Ben and his father-in-law owned a Sawmill. Ben then moved back to Pendleton, Oregon, where he worked first for Harris Pine Mills, and then for Georgia Pacific now Louisiana Pacific in Pilot Rock, where he retired. Ben was a humble man who loved life and to help others as much as he could. Ben loved to hunt and fish. He often would take his family to the mountains, where they would have picnics, where both families could meet and visit. He also enjoyed participating in sports. He especially loved to bowl. Ben married the late Theda Barbara Clemens. He is survived by his son and daughter, Linda Seecarry and Gary Hamlin, five grandchildren; Theda and Joan Hamlin, Brian and Tiffany Vaile, and one great grand daughter, Hanna Vaile.

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Steve Green
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
I fondly remember how Ben would regularly walk his dog through our south hill Pendleton neighborhood, often stopping to let us kids pet the dog and to visit with us. I remember him as being very nice and possessing a good sense of humor. May the Lord be with all of you at this difficult time. Steve Green

Deborah Flint
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Gary, I am so very very sorry for your loss. May all your family and friends help you with your sorrow. Debi Allen Rauch Flint

Gary Hamlin
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
I want to thank you all for the love and understanding you've given me and my sister, Linda. We all appreciate it very much. Love, Gary Hamlin

ROBERT LEE WRIGHT
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
GARY, you are in my prayers.

Bill White
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Linda and Gary, I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. May God comfort you at this time.

Bill White
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Linda and Gary, I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. May God comfort you at this time. Your friend, Bill

Stephen J. Woolley
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Ben and Theda treated me as their own.I will miss them.

Chanel Sasao
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Uncle Gary and Aunt Linda, I'm so sorry for the loss of Grandpa ben he was a wonderful intelligent man and he treated his whole family with dignity and respect. We will miss him dearly but may god bless him and the angels look down upon him. I love you very much sorry i can't make it to the funearl i feel so bad but i will see you on friday. RIP Grandpa Ben

Gary and Denni Babcock
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Linda and Gary we are sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ben was always good with my kids, taking them to the park, playing softball with them. He will be greatly missed. Peace be with you.

Kim & Loran Lindell
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
gary & Linda We love you dearly and are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gayle Agelink
   Posted Thu September 08, 2011
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.I have many wonderful memories of my uncle Ben. He will be remembered and loved very much.I know he is in a better place. RIP Uncle Ben

Guice Smith
   Posted Fri September 09, 2011
Gary, I am very sorry for your loss. I will lift up you and all those near and dear to you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Douglas Shearer
   Posted Fri September 09, 2011
Linda and Gary, Sorry for the loss of your Dad and my Uncle. Ben is in heaven now with the rest of our family. Wishing the best for the both of you at this time of sorrow. Love Always, Douglas Shearer

Jeremy & Melanie Rauch
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
The loss of ones father is always hard, they shall never be forgotten, but will always be missed.

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