Patrick M. Jamison, 67
Patrick Jamison of Rathdrum passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 21, 2019
Pat (Pea Jay to his buddies) was born April 10th, 1952 to Stan and Arlene Jamison in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. He spent his formative years in Coeur d’ Alene, Kennewick WA., and the Spokane valley, graduating from Central Valley High School in 1970. (although some say he spent more time his senior year around Post Falls High than CV). Pat worked for a time on the North Slope in Alaska, then was employed at the family business, Y-J Foods, until it closed in 1992. He spent the rest of his career as a heavy equipment operator in the logging and construction industries.
Pat married Robyn Hammrich in 1982 and had two children, Michelle and Ryan. That marriage later ended in divorce.
Pat later reconnected with an old friend, Maxine Thompson and they became life partners, spending the last 26 years together. Max and Pat enjoyed camping, horseback riding, cutting firewood and rafting on the CDA, St. Joe, and Moyie rivers. Pat loved to help out anyone who asked and to socialize with a beer or two. A highlight for Pat’s life was getting to see his new granddaughter Arya Maisie.
Pat is survived by life partner Maxine at their home, children Michelle (Michael) Jarvis and Ryan Jamison, stepdaughter Sammi (Carey) Schorzman, granddaughter Arya Maisie, mother Arlene Jamison, brothers Danny and Mike Jamison, good friends John Nichols and Tim Griffin and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Jamison Jr. and grandparents Moose and Neita Jamison and Grace Shriner.
A get together/pot luck to reminisce on Pat’s life will be held on August 4th at the Hayden Eagles from 2 to 4 pm. Please bring your Pea Jay stories to share with the family.