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


Wednesday, August 21, 2013
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa


Wednesday, August 21, 2013
5:30 pm
No service planned
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Timothy James Perry

Timothy James Perry, 46, died Friday, August 16, 2013. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines.

Tim was born on June 6, 1967 in Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, IA and from Iowa State University where he lettered in baseball graduating in 1991 with a degree in Journalism. Later, he moved to Des Moines and received a degree in Nursing Home Administration from Des Moines Area Community College and worked for many years in this area. He married Susan Simon in 1991 and they were blessed with their son, Devin.

Tim loved watching and coaching his son in baseball. He enjoyed camping, being outdoors, and talking to people from all walks of life.

He is survived by his mother, Glenda (Binns) Gibson of Guthrie Center, IA; son, Devin Perry of Ames, IA; brother, Rod Perry of Albia, IA; sister, Cynthia Perry-Custer of Brenan, TX and many other relatives.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.