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Being Bud & Val
A story of lives well lived, especially together
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From the time he was a little boy, Bud Hamilton had a plan; it included success in business, financial independence, a family, and a whole lot of fishing.

Valerie Watson was less of a planner but no less formidable. Her magnetic charm and spunky spirit caught Bud's attention. 

Together Bud & Valerie have lived an exemplary and enviable life rich with achievements, adventures, and endless generosity. But no life is without its trials.

This is the telling of two stories that merge into one, with each their highs and lows and the shared triumphs and tragedies that neither would want to experience without the other. 

Retired Procter & Gamble VP Bud Hamilton

is a DePauw & Harvard graduate, and a generous philanthropist who's served on twelve corporate and non-profit boards  and maintains key leadership roles in select Santa Fe community organizations. His wife Valerie is a retired school teacher who tirelessly gives her time and talent to the arts, education, and cancer support communities.

Together, the Hamiltons are among Santa Fe's most recognized and beloved residents. 

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Excerpt to come.

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