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
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

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

Service Details


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Burial of Cremated Remains
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Susan Kay Simpson

Susan K. Simpson, 71, passed away May 17, 2017. She will be laid to rest at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Susan worked for Wellmark as an administrative assistant before retiring in 2010. She enjoyed spending time shopping and having lunch dates with her friends. She also loved spending time with grandchildren and her cat.

She is survived by her son, Jay (Tammy) Christiansen; and grandchildren, Michael and Tatum Christiansen. Susan was preceded in death by her father, Rex Rogers and her mother, Thelma Rogers.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.