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Stacie Lynn Hamilton
11/22/1957 — 10/08/2021
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Celebration of Life
Stacie Lynn Hamilton
Stacie Lynn Hamilton, 63, passed away on October 8, 2021 in Richland Washington.
Stacie was born in Richland on November 22, 1957 to Robert and Shirley Fisher, joining her older brother, Brad, to become a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities. Always up for a good challenge, Stacie received her private pilot’s license as a teen before many of her friends had a driver’s license and played golf on the boys’ team in high school because they lacked a girls’ team at the time.
After graduating from Kamiakin High School in 1976, she served in the US Army and then attended Washington State University, where she received a degree in accounting. Stacie went on to have three successful careers throughout her life. First as a CPA, where she built one of the first woman-owned accounting firms in the Tri-Cities under her own name. She then became a financial advisor, establishing Hamilton Fisher Wealth Management. And lastly, in a partnership with her husband, she created Hamilton Cellars, an early Red Mountain winery, which is still in operation.
Stacie is survived by Russ, her husband of 22 years. She entered the marriage with two children (Kevin Walker and Megan Bingham) and Russ with three (Crystal Grammar, Craig Hamilton, and Carrie Hamilton). Together they shared nine grandchildren (Addison, Westin, Bennett, Landin, Lillian, Brecken, Zach, Mackenzie, and Caden) and Sofie, her Wheaten Terrier, who could always be found by her side.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering on Wednesday, October 27, 4:00 pm at Einan’s Event Center located at 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Stacie’s honor to WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business Scholarship Fund and/or the Wine Science Center Excellence Fund at WSU Tri-Cities
Stacie was such a blessing to our world. Her pursuit of excellence in her life was evident by the wine that she produced. We all learn from those around us….and we learned from Stacie. Thanks Stacie for making our world a better place in many ways.
Kevin and Megan and families, Been thinking of you both at this time. My prayers are with you and your families at this time. Many fond memories to remember.
I met Stacie in 1972 and graduated with her at Kamiakin High School in 1976. I remember her as very intellectual with entreprenuer potential. She was an A.S.B. Officer. To know her you had to follow her. A true leader with abundance of energy. I will miss her dearly. Russ, my heart is heavy for you and your family. Lots of prayers to you.
So sorry for your loss. Stacie was a warm and welcoming presence at Hamilton Winery. What a great legacy she has left behind as she passed through life. What a positive support she was for our community! She will be missed.
We are so sorry to hear of Stacie passing. Such a beautiful lady,. Always enjoyed seeing and visiting with her at the wine room. Well miss you lady. Heaven gained a beautiful angel ♥️
John and Dodie Akers
So very sorry about Stacie’s passing. I will remember the music we played growing up together in band and our Service works in Job’s Daughters and Rainbow Girls.
Rest peacefully my friend.
Russ, so sorry for your loss, and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Stacie will be missed!
Dear Kevin, Megan (and family), We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you journey this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Losing your Mom creates all sorts of thoughts and memories. May you find PEACE in remembering GOOD times.
Hugs to you. Dan and Sue Cone
Stacie was an amazing lady! I have only known her for the last 20 years. But she was a very old friend of Dave’s, I think elementary school! She was a guiding light through a messy financial situation with my brother and she was there to guide me following Dave’s death. She was such a strong woman! It was such a shock to hear of her passing! You are in my thoughts and my prayers . I will lift a glass to Stacie, and to you, of my 2009 Miltonaire’s blend I’ve been saving. Seems appropriate to open it at this time. I will stop by the next time I’m in town and we’ll toast her together.
Russ and Family,
I am still in shock at the loss of Stacie; she was one of the first people I had the pleasure of meeting when we moved back to the TC in 2015. I have great memories of all of the dinners, brunches, events at the winery, the evening of tasting Bona Vita side-by-side, tastings for our students, and many more. She was always generous with her time and resources – going out of her way to make WSU and the community a better place. I will treasure the memories of great conversations at the winery about wine, food, WSU and the future as well as her friendship.
was shocked to hear of Stacie passing…I am so very sorry. I was planning to come visit you both, but Debi has now a recurrence of her cancer and with her chemotherapy,radiation,surgery, I am spending all my time in Seattle. Please pass along my sympathies to the family, and please take care of yourself!!
All of my very best,
Stacie was my first friend in Kennewick. We were 7. As an adult I loved running into her, she always had a big smile and a good word. A true adventurer, the kind of woman who enjoyed a challenge and loved life.
Stacie was my first friend in Kennewick. We were 7. As an adult I loved running into her, she always had a big smile and a good word. A true adventurer, the kind of woman who loved life.
Nancy Sargent Hilmes
I will miss Stacie. She was a wondrful and caring person. Generous and thoughtful. She will be missed by many. Thank you Stacie and Russ for all you have done for our class and making lots of great memories…
Please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stacie made a positive impact in the world. Her sense of humor will be as much missed as her legacy in both the finance and wine worlds.