Deseret News, 07/27/14
Ruth Woodward Jamison, 100, died July 24th of a heart attack and other complications at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Ruth was born in Franklin, ID, April 10, 1914, to Bertha Tryphena Crandall and Cecil Woodward. She graduated with honors from Franklin High School, attended Utah AC (Utah State University) in Logan Utah where she played the saxophone in the marching band. Ruth graduated with a teaching certificate from Idaho Southern Branch in Pocatello, ID. She taught school for two years in a small rural two room school house. She was married to Vernon Carniehan Jamison in the Logan Utah Temple May 27, 1936. They moved to Ithaca, New York where Vernon received his PhD. After graduation they resided in Lake Alfred, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and Columbia, Missouri. Most of their married life they lived in and were pioneers in the LDS church mission field. She served in multiple church callings and leaves a legacy of service and devotion to the church. After her husband, Vernon, passed away she moved to Provo, Utah in 1971. She served a church mission to the LDS Genealogy Center in SLC.
Ruth is preceded by her son Sherwin and is survived by her children Bonnie Sampson (Orem, UT), Max Jamison (Lehi, UT) ,Bruce Jamison (Columbia, MO), and Karl Jamison (Kelso, WA), 25 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 30th in the Oak Hills 2nd Ward chapel at 925 E North Temple Drive, Provo, UT, at 11:00 am. Friends and family may call Tuesday evening, July 29th, at the Walker Sanderson Tribute Center 85 E, 300 South, Provo, UT from 6-8 pm and Wednesday, July 30th from 9:45 to 10:45 prior to the services at the church. Graveside services will be held July 31st at noon in the Franklin, ID city cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkersanderson.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the LDS General Missionary Fund or Church Humanitarian Fund.
Published in Deseret News on July 27, 2014