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.
Community Events

Community Events

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

Service Details


No visitation is planned


Private graveside service


Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Charlotte Brady

Charlotte Evelyn Luick Brady, age 99, of Des Moines, IA died July 16, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice, just two months short of her 100th birthday.

Survivors include her son, Michael Brady and wife Jo Ann; granddaughter, Bonnie Jo Johnson of Massachusetts; niece, Karla Hougham; and sister-in-law, Barb Luick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Brady and parents, George J. and Charlotte E. Luick; brothers, George Jr. and Harold.

Charlotte, currently the oldest John Deere Des Moines Works Retiree, was employed as a telephone operator at the Des Moines Ordnance Plant and was subsequently hired by the John Deere Des Moines Works in March of 1963. She held responsible positions in the Office Services Department throughout her career until her retirement on April 30, 1982.

Burial at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.