Lois Jamison, 1925-2020

Lois Jamison

Lois Jamison died March 9, 2020.

Lois was born June 14, 1925 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to Roy and Julia Lind. She grew up in Sheldon, Iowa with three sisters and one brother. She graduated from high school there, went a year to college in Sioux City, Iowa before joining the Cadet Nurse Corp in November of 1944.

She worked at the University of Iowa Hospital where she trained for five years. She met and married Richard Riley in 1947. They had three children: Kathleen, David and Barbara. They divorced in 1952 and she moved to Arizona with her children.

Lois met the love of her life, Lyle E. Jamison, and they were married April 3, 1954. They combined their families and spent 37 years together until his death in 1991.

She is survived by daughters, Georgette Shoenberger (John) and Kathleen Ellis; sons, David (Kay) Jamison and Lyle R. Jamison; grandchildren, Rhonda Home, Amy McKenzie, Matt Jamison and Julie D’Alessandro. Also her “Moab family,” Bob and Clara Davenport and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; daughters, Barbie and Judy; and granddaughter, Bobbi Dee.

Lois was a longtime member of Community Church, Alpha Rho Sorority, Valley Voices, Lions Club and American Legion Auxiliary. At her request, her remains following cremation will be interned with her husband in Sunset Cemetery at a memorial service to be announced at a later date.