December 7, 1969 – June 8, 2019
world has been sadly altered by the loss of Stacy Arthur Hamilton’s generous
nature and kind heart. After succumbing to injuries sustained in a vehicle
accident in Merced, California, Stacy died in the early hours on June 8, 2019.
was Born on December 7, 1969 in Redding, California to Monika and George
Hamilton. He was a supportive and loving son who remained close with his
parents throughout his life. A Sierra High School graduate, Stacy began his
career in the United States Forest Service in 1993. Stacy worked hard and moved
his way from serving with the On-Call Handcrew, to being detailed to the
Redding Hotshots, to ultimately becoming the Heli Attack Captain out of Trimmer
Station from 2000-2007. At this point Stacy moved to work for Cal Fire as a
Fire Captain. He eventually was assigned to the Columbia Air Attack Base where,
for the last nine years, he worked as an Air Tactical Group Supervisor.
Stacy committed his life to the heroic work of fighting fire, his greatest
achievement continues to live on in his sons, Ian, 18, and Logan,15. The pride
Stacy felt in his children surpassed the many accomplishments he attained in
his life, and defined who Stacy was as a man.
addition to being a devoted father, Stacy was best known for his love of
skiing. Stacy shared this love with his wife, Katie. Stacy and Katie spent the
first decade of their relationship skiing around the world, including several
seasons in New Zealand, and an eventual wedding ceremony on a ski slope in
Canada. Once he became a father, and they chose to return to Stacy’s home town
to raise their children, it was inevitable that one of Stacy’s favorite things
would become the annual ski trips he took with his wife, his sons, and his
sons’ childhood friends. For many of these friends, Stacy would become a
mentor, a role model, a father figure. These annual ski trips will be greatly
missed by all, but will always be remembered for the impact Stacy made on the
lives of those fortunate enough to have raced down the slopes by his side.
is survived by his parents, George and Monika Hamilton; his wife, Katie
Hamilton; his children, Ian and Logan Hamilton; his brother and sister-in-law,
Andy and Mary Kaiser; his sister-in-law Julie Orlando-Bagunu and her husband
Moe Bagunu; numerous loving family members.
gofundme account has been set up for the family to assist them through this
difficult transition. It can be found by searching “Stacy Hamilton.” The link
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at Clovis Hills
Community Church, 10590 North Willow Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619.
memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the