Nancy Hamilton, 82, the wife of former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.), died Aug. 11 at a hospital in Bloomington, Ind., after being run over by her own car, friends said.
Mrs. Hamilton’s car was apparently not in park when it rolled over her as she walked behind it to retrieve a pet from the other side during a trip to a Bloomington veterinarian’s office.
She died from head and chest injuries, authorities said.
Lee Hamilton represented southern Indiana in Congress from 1965 to 1999 and later held other government roles, including vice chairman of the 9/11 commission.
He announced a couple of years ago plans to move to Bloomington full time with a role as director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University after stepping down as president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
The former Nancy Ann Nelson graduated in 1952 from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where she was a classmate of Lee Hamilton’s. They married two years later. Besides her husband, survivors include three children and five grandchildren.
Friends said Mrs. Hamilton was active in the arts and painted landscapes and portraits.
— Associated Press