What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

Our Staff

Kathy Dunbar

Advance Planning Consultant

Kathy started as Advanced Planning Consultant with Hamilton’s in November 2009, after a long career in women’s fashion. Kathy’s background in client service, management and consulting stems from having owned her own store, and serves her well in this customer-oriented position.

Kathy was born and raised in the Des Moines area and currently calls Altoona home, where she is a member of Saints John & Paul Catholic Church. Her mantra has always been, “it’s all about family,” and Kathy applies these caring values to everyone she comes into contact with personally and on behalf of Hamilton’s. Kathy has three grown children – Bill, Jessica and Alex – and seven grandchildren… all (thankfully!) within driving distance. It’s no secret that they are Kathy’s number one passion, and that cherished relationships mean the world to her. Outside of her work, spending time with family is what she enjoys most!