Gayle Ellen Jamieson

Monday, July 1, 2024

Gayle Ellen Jamieson, 89, of Mountain Home, Idaho, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024 at a local care center with children by her side.

She was born in Paxton Nebraska in 1934. Her father worked on construction jobs and she travelled with her family from job to job, until they moved from North Carolina to Anderson Ranch Dam in 1941, when she was 7 years old. She enjoyed her years living there and walked along the untamed Boise River every day to school until the Fall of 1945 at the age of 11 when her Father bought the Chevron Service Station in Mountain Home at the corner of Hwy 30 and American Legion Blvd and moved the family to Mountain Home.

She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1952. She worked at the Mountain Home Theatre in High School and then went to work as a telephone operator in Mtn. Home. After marrying the love of her life, Bill Jamieson (an airman from North Dakota) in 1955, they ventured out and briefly moved to California for 5 years. They had 2 children (a son and a daughter). In 1962 they returned to Idaho, and spent many, many weekends taking the family camping in the summer and snow tubing in the winter before there were all the accessories to make those activities easy. She took care of several school teachers children (before the age of day cares), until they bought the Hobby Shop in Mountain Home with her brother and sister-in-law.

She enjoyed doing crafts, knitting, and sewing. They made a little extra money on the side selling her handmade items at bazaars. After they sold the Hobby shop she worked at Montgomery Wards until the store closed in 1987. She would chaperone the MHHS Drill Team on their out of town trips while her Husband drove the bus, which took an abundance of patience and love. After retiring, Gayle and Bill traveled all 48 contiguous states in their 5th wheel and Motor Home, visiting out of town family along the way. They loved spending the fall months on the Oregon Coast. The only state they regrettably never made it to was Alaska. Their greatest joy was their 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren, which they would do anything for anytime.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William (Bill) Jamieson whom she never stopped missing and said she missed him more every day. Her parents (Warren & Laura McNamar), Sister (Dorothy Yates), 2 Brothers and Sister-in-laws (William and Margie McNamar, Erwin (Squirt) and Karen McNamar), Nephews Jim and Terry McNamar. She is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-Law (Cliff and Nani Jamieson), Daughter and Son-in-Law (Carol Jamieson-Fitch and Tim Fitch. Three Grandchildren, Adia Wright, Crystal Jamieson, and Carson Fitch. Five Great Grandchildren, one Niece Winki Felton, and 5 nephews, Gene, Paul, Ole, Bob, and Ed McNamar.

A viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2024 from 10:00 to 10:45 am at Rost Funeral Home, with a graveside service to follow at 11:00.