Berdette Lee Jamison (Dean), age 81, passed away on February 1, 2022. Dean was born September 12, 1940, to Robert Lee Jamison and Ellice Irene (Kline) Smith Jamison Downing.
He was the youngest of six brothers, William ‘Bill’ Smith, George ‘Bud’ Smith, Robert ‘Bobby’ Jamison, Boyd ‘Puz’ Jamison, and Beryle ‘Burr’ Jamison. Dean graduated at Curtis, Nebraska, in 1959 from the University of School of Agriculture High School.
Dean married Shirley JoAnn Stouffer on December 31, 1959, in Hot Springs, SD, and to this union two sons were born, Josh Jamison in 1962 and Tim Jamison in 1965.
Dean pumped gas in Gordon for awhile and then went to work for the Hayward Ranch, south of Rushville, The Jaggers Ranch south of Hay Springs, Hull Ranch and Double H Irrigation near Gordon. Dean and JoAnn purchased a farm northwest of Gordon while working for Jaggers in 1969 and moved to it in 1973, spending the rest of their lives there. Dean drove truck and JoAnn ran the farm and their two boys.
In his younger years he enjoyed team roping, calf roping, pitch, horseshoes, and cribbage. He believed in keeping his word no matter what the cost and if he borrowed something he returned it. He attended the Bible Baptist Church until a few months before he passed away.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn, brothers Bill, Bud, Puz, his mother Ellice, father Robert Jamison and his brother-in-law Jerry and wife Ann Stouffer.
He is survived by his sons Josh (Ann) Jamison and Tim (Lisa) Jamison, brothers Burr and Bobby Jamison, grandkids, Melissa Brown, Valerie Muthuswami, Kaylee Thurman, Justin, Tyrell, Hannah and Dylan Jamison, six nieces and five nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 7, 2022, 10:00 AM at the Bible Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Unit, donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.