Former Hamilton city councilperson Claudia Driscoll died July 31st at the age of 65.

Claudia was instrumental in setting aside a huge chunk of land for a new Hamilton park while she was on the council. It was rededicated in 1994 as Claudia Driscoll Park, recognizing her dedication to the project.

Claudia's family will host a concert Saturday that is not meant to be a somber memorial, but an upbeat celebration of her success. And to make sure that happens, the Big Sky Mudflaps will be providing the music.

The good times will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at the park, next to the Hamilton National Guard Armory. It will be free to the public. It scheduled to last two hours....we'll see.

Claudia Driscoll was born and raised in Seattle, but spent most of her adult life in Hamilton and Helena, MT. She returned to Seattle to be by her family in her last years.

A service for her will be in Seattle at St Anne's Catholic church September 1 at 11 a.m. Her family also requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the City of Hamilton, Claudia Driscoll Park Renewal Fund.