Denver Lee Jamison, 73 of Boise, Idaho passed away April 30, 2018 at the Boise VA due to kidney failure.
He was born March 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio.The sixth child of seven to Nina Mae and Charles Jefferson Jamison.
Denver grew up on the Ohio River in New Boston and graduated from Glenwood High School. In May of 1963, following the footsteps of his older brother, Denver joined the United States Air Force. Stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio where in June of 1965 he met a short Blonde gal in a bathing suit at the Airman’s Pool. He married that Blonde gal, Beverly, in December the same year and settled in Fairborn, Ohio, adopting Beverly’s two children. Just three months later, in March of 1966, Denver received orders to go to Vietnam. He returned in July of 1967 settling in with his family in Boise. Over the years they were blessed with 6 more children. He enjoyed photography, taking photos of scenery and his growing children, was an avid golfer and continued his love for playing pool. In fact, he became an avid pool shark at the local Billiards. Entering tournaments and winning. He was very calculated and precise in his shooting ability. He was well respected for his skill and ethics in the game of pool, teaching friends and family how to make that perfect shot.
Denver worked for Morrison Knudsen as a welder and then later worked very hard as a welder at Gate City Steel when it was located on Warm Springs Avenue and then later when it moved to Nampa until its closing. Because the welding industry was so labor intensive, Denver decided to take this opportunity to work on something he was passionate about and enrolled in the CAD program at BSU. He graduated with an associate’s degree in 1993.With a degree in hand, Denver went to work in District 3 for ACHD until his retirement from the State Transportation Department in December 2001. Retirement agreed with him. He and Bev travelled extensively, went on several cruises and visited many friends and family.
Denver and Bev celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in December of 2015 with a dream trip to Hawaii.
Denver had three things that were most important to him: his wife, Bev, his love for his children and his strong faith in God.
The family would like to send many, many thanks to the VA Hospital and the entire staff of nurses and doctors that helped Denver and Bev during the countless trips and stays to the VA over the years. In particular, Dr. David Hindson (deceased), Dr. Andrew Wilper, Dr. Gwen, Dr. Heather and Paul Black. You have helped our family during a not so great time in the hospital to make it more bearable because of your caring hearts.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 53 years, Beverly Jamison, his brother and spouse Charles and Anne Jamison of San Antonio, Texas, his 6 children: Charlie (Linda) Downey, Sharon Matteson, Deborah Thaxton, Christine (David) McKinney, Paul (Tammy) Jamison, Matthew (Mindee) Jamison; 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild along with numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States and more friends than we can mention.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Ronald Jamison, Patricia Griffin, Christine Jamison, Virginia Bussey and Barbara Jamison, his children Stephen Jamison, Thomas Jamison and David Jamison.