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 Events

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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Community Events

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

Service Details


Sunday, December 6, 2009
4:00-7:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Ave
Des Moines


Monday, December 7, 2009
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens


Hamilton's Crematory



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James "Jamie" DeBonis, Jr.

James “Jamie” R. DeBonis, Jr., 20, passed away December 2, 2009, due to injuries sustained in a tragic car accident.

James was born January 26, 1989 in Des Moines. He attended SE Polk High School and graduated from The Harbor. James was honored by the governor in 2005 with the Life Saving Award. He enjoyed music, hiking and reading. James also had a great passion for writing.

James is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his parents, David and Anne Adams; step-brother, Bryan (Mande) Adams; step-sister, Kim Adams; grandparents, Albert and Pamela Hutson; aunt, Kathy (Chris) Hanafan; great-aunt, Sandy (Gary) Rewalt; cousins, Jessica (Ian) DeBonis, Conner, McKenna and Avery Hanafan; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2009, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.