May 13, 1916 — June 14, 2013
Longtime Walla Walla resident Martha May Hamon, 97, died June 14, 2013, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was firstborn to Johnny Loren and Nancy Elizabeth Cyrus, just outside Dayton, where her grandparents homesteaded in the late 1800s.
She graduated from Dayton High School and then attended Washington State College. She later entered the military service as a WAS serving time in the Philippine Islands. After her discharge from the military she went to WSC (now WSU) and was affiliated with the poultry department. She later moved to Walla Walla to work for the Veterans Administration, where she met Donald Hamon. They were married Oct. 13, 1958. A son, Paul Hamon, was born on Dec. 2, 1960. They resided first on School Avenue, then Walla Walla Avenue, until their health required moving to assisted living in 2007. Donald passed away in October of 2007, and Martha moved to Park Manor. She was a Christian and part of a worldwide fellowship of Christians.
Survivors include son, Paul Hamon of Richland; sister, Laurabelle Stevens of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Milton; two sisters, Dorothy Givens and Wilma Breedlove.
Viewing will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. The graveside service and burial will be at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Myra Road, College Place. Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home.