Published DateLACONIA – Patricia M. Jamison, 92, of Parade Road, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Forestview Manor in Meredith.
Patricia was born in Gracemont, Oklahoma, the daughter of Dr. C. B. and Velah (Bonham) McMillan. She resided in Oklahoma and Colorado for many years before moving to Laconia in 2002. Her great passion was education for herself and others. She held many academic degrees, including a doctorate in public health. She spent her career in nursing and teaching, serving in many capacities, culminating as Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Oklahoma State University.
Using the skills from her career, she spent her retirement years volunteering in programs supporting literacy and women's rights. She also had a great love of hiking the mountains of Colorado with her husband, Alfred, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jean Jamison, and her husband Glenn Smith, of Sanbornton, N.H.; and Judith Jamison Marshall, and her husband, Robert Marshall, of Escondido, California; and two grandchildren, Tish Mandeville and Malcolm Mandeville; four great grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Alfred M. Jamison, in May of 2012. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by one brother and three sisters.
A private memorial service will be held on a future date in the family lot in Gracemont Cemetery, Gracemont, Oklahoma.
For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.