Heaven received a beautiful new angel on June 15, 2019.
Amie was a gentle soul who graced this earth and all who knew her with her kindness and her ability to see good in everyone.
Amie was born on January 25, 1980, in Sacramento, Calif. Her early years were spent in both California and North Carolina. She considered herself to be southern and lived most of her formative years in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1998. In 2000 she married her high school sweetheart, Brandon Hamilton, and in 2003 they had a son, Benjamin. More than anything on earth she loved her son Benjamin, to whom she passed on her gentle spirit. She always wanted him to be a kind, caring person, and from early on she instilled these qualities in him.
Amie loved people. From the time she was a small child she was always a protector to anyone she thought was being mistreated. At the age of 12 she started volunteering in nursing homes; she had a special way of bringing sunshine into the residents’ lives. By the time she was in high school she had become a nursing assistant. After graduation she worked as a medical technician. in an assisted living facility.
She loved the simple things in life––the sound of rain beating down on the windows, the beauty of a flower or a sunset. Before arthritis took away her ability to explore, she loved rock climbing and nature walks. Amie found delight in the smallest things and had appreciation for all of God’s creations. She was very creative and loved art; she was very talented. She also loved music of every genre, and as a child would entertain us by singing songs from her favorite movies and singers. She was imaginative and loved writing stories and poetry. In the eighth grade one of her poems was published in a book of poetry comprised of young poets from across the nation.
Amie and her son moved to Kern River Valley in 2006, where she worked as a waitress at El Jacalito and That’s Italian. She later worked in the deli at Charlie’s Market.
In 2009, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a life-changing and debilitating disease. Over the next ten years she suffered from the daily damage to her body but could no longer fight its effects. On June 15, with family and the compassionate caregivers at Hoffmann Hospice House in Bakersfield by her side, she peacefully left this world.
Amie was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Hamer, and paternal grandparents, Erwin Hamer and Minnie ‘Billie” Vaughn, of Bakersfield. She is survived by her mother, Sidni Hamer, of Los Angeles, currently residing in Wofford Heights; her sons, Benjamin and Chance; maternal grandparents, Stuart and Joan Pappé of Los Angeles; sister, Tammy Myers, of Concord, North Carolina; brothers, Robert and Mark Hamer, of Bakersfield; aunts, Amber Pappé of Angels Camp, Calif., Paula McKee of Brentwood, and Paisley Iredell of Topanga; uncles, Anthony Reynoso, of Angels Camp, Calif., Josh Pappé of Reno, Nev., and Brandon Wynne of Clovis, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She touched so many with her loving heart and gentle soul that her light will continue to shine, and she will be remembered fondly.
“When someone becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
Amie will be treasured and missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be held August 10, 2019, at 2:00 in the afternoon at:
Lake Ridge Mobile Estates
2807 Erskine Creek Road
Lake Isabella, Calif., 93240
RSVP to 661-378-0613
…In honor of Amie’s love of ice cream and desserts we will be having an ice cream and dessert bar. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite sundae topping to share.