Former Buckner Philanthropist of the Year Passes Away

Nancy Blackburn Hamon, widow of the late Texas oilman Jake Hamon, died Saturday at home in the penthouse where she lived. She was 92.

She was named Buckner Philanthropist of the Year in 2005 and has contributed more than $1 million to Buckner in support of programs for vulnerable children and families.

“Ms. Hamon was a generous person who cared for many in our city,” said David Slover, president of Buckner Foundation. “She had a tender heart and was quick to respond to the plight of vulnerable children and fragile families in need. The endowment fund she established has created a legacy of support that will forever provide educational opportunities for children and single parents as they aspire to independence.”

Read her full obituary from the Dallas Morning News here.


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