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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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Service Details

Visitation:

No visitation planned

Service:

Saturday, February 2, 2013
12:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Essie Arthur

Essie Arthur, 40, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013. She was born June 25, 1972, to John and June (Mead) Hutson in Des Moines.

Essie was a customs broker for Scarbrough International. Her passion in life was saving and caring for animals. She created An Angels Destiny website for those who had experienced the loss of a pet. Essie was involved in several animal rescue organizations such as the ARL and Farm Sanctuary of New York, just to name a few.

Essie is survived by her loving husband, Jack Arthur of Prole; sister, Deborah Abrahams of Cumming; brother, Stephen Hutson of El Cajon, California; her very special friend, Steve; her “kids”: dog Rosie, cats Star, Sylvia, Cujo, and Winston; and many other extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ron Hutson; brother-in-law, Mike Abrahams; and her “kids”: Piper, Scooter, Okie, Smoke, Roscoe, Jack, Boogie, and Lillie Bear.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com