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.
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Community Events

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

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No visitation is planned
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00 pm
Creekside Church
2743 82nd Place
Urbandale, Iowa


Cremation following services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


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

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Montez Julius Davis Montez Julius Davis was born an angel on September 7, 2017 at 3:49 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Our RockStar. The moment he came on this earth he stole the spotlight. From the tip of his head to the bottoms of his feet was perfect. And proof that God only makes beautiful children. Although our time with him was short we will always have him in our hearts.

Montez is survived by his mommy, Destinee Minchow; daddy, Bernard Davis; grandparents, Shari and Don Withers, Jeff Minchow and Michelle Mullen, Tina and Harvey Stallworth; great-grandparents, Donald Withers and Cindy Strennen; great great-grandmother, Arlene Strennen; aunts and uncles, Tramesha, Kierra, Luke, Joel, Kyra, Jalen, Drew, and Marlissa; and his cousins, Trinity and Ember. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Mildred Zimmer, Shirley and Nelson Minchow, Carol Withers; Doras and James Wade; and his great uncle, Paul Strennen.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Creekside Church, 2743 82nd Place in Urbandale.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Montez.

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