Melissa Jamieson, 47, passed away in Kalispell, Mont ., surrounded by her loved ones on Nov. 15, 2013. Born Jan. 5, 1966, she was raised in Chinook, Mont ., and graduated from Chinook High School in 1984. On March 8, 1985, she married Jay Jamieson.
Melissa was very generous, inspiring, caring, selfless and loving to anyone she met. Her greatest joy was her husband, Jay, three children and four grandchildren. She was very involved with her children and their sports and gave them her undivided attention, often going to great lengths to support them. Her grandchildren were her "everything," and her favorite thing to say was "I love my babies." She also loved her extended family, including brothers and sisters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
She was known to put others before herself and left an imprint on everyone's heart and was often a mentor and second mother to many of her children's friends. Melissa was a leader by example from family to work and that's why she left a valued impression on everyone who came into her life. Throughout her life she made a lasting impression on those she met creating many lifelong friends.
She rapidly rose through the ranks of the United States Postal Service through her hard work, leadership and dedication. Over the course of her career in the postal service, she held the positions as labor relations specialist, HR manager for Montana, HR manager for Oregon, strategic account manager and Bigfork postmaster.
Survivors include her longtime companion, Jay Jamieson, her children, Tiffany Miller, Jay Robert Jamieson and Lesa Jamieson; grandchildren, Alexa Miller, Austin Miller, Tenley Jamieson, and Harper Melissa Jamieson; mother, Faye Amor and siblings, Tim Smith, Mark Smith, Jerald Amor and Vanessa Holloway; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Melissa was preceded in death by her father, Jerald A. Amor.
There is a "Melissa Jamieson Memorial Fund" set up at First Interstate Bank that will be donated on her behalf to a cancer research foundation.
A Celebration of Melissa's Life will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at 3 p.m ., in Billings, Mont ., at the Big Horn Resort Convention Center. Burial will be held in private.
Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for Melissa's family. You are invited to http://www.jgfuneralhome.com to view Melissa's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.