Catherine N. Hamilton, a homemaker and doll collector, died Thursday from lung cancer at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. She was 75.
The daughter of a coal miner and a seamstress, the former Catherine Norris Jones was born and raised in Williamsburg, Ky., where she attended public schools.
Mrs. Hamilton came to Baltimore as a teenager and later worked for several years during the 1950s as a secretary for the Rowan Controller Co. in Westminster, manufacturers of electrical motor controls.
A longtime resident of Old Court Road in Granite, Mrs. Hamilton was an avid gardener and flower designer. She also liked collecting Barbie and porcelain dolls.
Her husband of 50 years, Howard Eugene Hamilton Sr., a Nationwide Insurance Co. agent, died in 2007.
She was a member of Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Road, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. .
Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Jean Adams of Eldersburg and Nancy Lynn Nathanson of Reisterstown; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her son, Howard Eugene "Butch" Hamilton Jr., died last year.