Elizabeth attended Hillcrest Grade School, Franklin Junior High School and Parker Senior High School.
participated in high school music activities and in 4H clothing programs.
worked summers detasseling hybrid seed corn on the Franklin Austin farm, and also helped extensively with the work on her
Elizabeth majored in vocal music at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
emphasis was on opera performance.
met Craig Rice at Madison, and they were married following their graduation.
They moved to Champaign, IL, where Elizabeth got a MA degree in music, emphasizing opera.
participated as an apprentice vocal artist in a summer opera festival at Lake George, NY.
They returned to Janesville, where Elizabeth
worked in a jewelry store, and sang occasionally for church services, weddings, etc.
She took a job with the county as an income maintenance case worker, later becoming a supervisor, and is now manager of income maintenance programs for Rock County.
and Craig lived for several years in the apartment attached to her mother's house.
continued to live with her
mother, sometimes in the apartment, and sometimes in a partially separate portion of the main house.
gave private voice lessons for several years, but quit because of the demands of her
continues to sing on various occasions, including singing with a choral group, the Sanborn Singers.
Elizabeth May Hamilton July 28, 1976 Janesville, WI
Elizabeth May Hamilton March 11, 1986 Milton, WI