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
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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.

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Vista Verde Memorial Park
Rio Rancho, NM


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Jo-Ann Mueller Jo-Ann Mueller, known to friends as "Joni" passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the age of 80. She was born on January, 14, 1937 in Des Moines, IA to Harold and Bertha Smith. She was married to her husband, Ray for 60 years. Joni worked at Des Moines General Hospital for 25 years in various positions working with patients, staff and volunteers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray. Joni is survived by her children: Gary (Tracy) of Mesa, AZ, Lori (Bill) of Boone, IA and Rick (Kammie) of Albuquerque, NM; her 10 grandchildren and her 18 great-grandchildren. Her final resting place will be at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho, NM. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's association.