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Obituary for Carolyn A. Hamilton (Higdon)

Carolyn A. Hamilton, 86 of Louisville, passed on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024.

Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was the oldest of 12 children to William and Frances Higdon. She graduated from St. Augustine High School in Lebanon, KY. She was a longtime member of Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, where she taught CCD classes to the children. Her primary focus in life was her family. She married the love of her life Gerald “Tom” and they raised 5 wonderful children, who gave her 7 grandchildren that were the light of her life. She was also an avid reader, gardener, and loved to decorate her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Jeanie Settles and her brother, Bill Higdon.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Gerald “Tom” Hamilton, her children, Jerry Hamilton, Geoff Hamilton (Lisa), Laura Thomas (Charlie), Danny Hamilton (Jill), Julie Kieckhefer (Paul), her grandchildren, Jared, Evan, Rachel, Megan, Jordan, Alaina and Nathan, her sisters, Alicia Matthews, Frankie Visnaw, Dorothy Jett, Cathy Lawson and Lee Smith and her brothers, Bob, Larry, Tom and Paul Higdon.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28th, from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Her Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 11:00am at Church of the Ascension, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive, Louisville, KY 40220.

Expression of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.