Ida C. Jamison

May 4, 1905 Ė April 30, 2010


Ida C. Jamison (nee Hough), 104, passed away in Milwaukee on Friday, April 30, 2010.

She was the wife of the late Frank N. Jamison, who died in 1999. They were married 67 years. She was a resident of Creamery, Pa., from 1934 to 1995 when she moved to the Peter Becker Community. After her husbandís passing, Ida moved to Wisconsin to be near family. She lived at Kirkland Crossings Senior Center for more than six years and then spent most of the last three years living with her daughter, Shirley.

Ida was born May 4, 1905, in Gardner, Mass., the daughter of the late Wyman C. and Edna (nee Smith) Hough. She was a 1924 graduate of West Haven (CT) High School and a 1926 graduate of North Haven State Normal School, now Southern Connecticut State University. Ida taught elementary school in Connecticut before she moved to Pennsylvania, where she got married and raised a family.

Ida was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harleysville, Pa.

She was an avid Scrabble player and enjoyed writing, painting, reading and baking.

She is survived by her four children, Bruce N. (Brenda) Jamison of Norwich, N.Y., Shirley A. (Arlen) Delp of New Berlin, Thelma M. Jamison of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Raymond L. (Anne) Jamison of Phoenixville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruby L. Sisson.

Services and interment will be held in eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 8, near where she spent most of her adult life.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Samaritanís Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607; or to her alma mater, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515.

For more information, call Becker Ritter Funeral Home at 782-5330 or visit online at www.BeckerRitter.com.