Norma Jean Nelson Jameson

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Norma Jean Nelson Jameson, age 92, died peacefully on January 11, 2024, and will be deeply missed on Earth and joyfully welcomed in Heaven.

Norma was born August 30, 1931, to Axel Emil Nelson and Emily Bergman Nelson in Spokane, Washington. She spent her childhood in Spokane and Pasco, Washington. She married John Edward Jameson on January 13, 1951, in Spokane and they made their home there for many years, later moving to Des Moines, Washington. She and Johnnie raised six children and they are the grandparents of eighteen grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren.

Norma was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the time she invited the missionaries into their home in 1960. She served in a variety of positions in the Primary and Relief Society organizations.

Norma was proud of her one-hundred percent Swedish ancestry and beginning in the 1970s she spent countless hours tracing the family history of her parents both before and after genealogical research was computer assisted. She was patient, persistent, and passionate about finding her ancestors and assuring that they received temple ordinances. In her last years as her eyesight failed, she did not lose that passion and encouraged others to continue filling the family tree.

Norma was very artistic and filled her home with her paintings, crafts, quilts, and refinished furniture. She also enjoyed gardening and her artistic eye showed in her beautiful gardens and flower arrangements. She also enjoyed growing vegetables and preserving fruit from her trees.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Johnnie; two sons, Michael Lee and John Karl (Jack) Jameson; and a great-granddaughter, Ember Lee Belcher. She is survived by four of her children: Paula Hylton (Cary) of Springville, Utah; Jamie Jameson (Marylee) of Auburn, Washington; Todd Jameson (Teri) of Federal Way, Washington; and Nancy Malmo (Jeff) of Allyn, Washington. She is also survived by Jack’s widow Jennifer (Jen) Hilt Jameson.

Our family appreciates the kind care provided by Aspen Ridge Hospice. In particular we thank Heather Lyman and Charity Griffin, who became more than caregivers; they became friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at the Hobble Creek West Stake Center, 555 South Averett Avenue, Springville, with visitation one hour before the service. Norma will be buried next to her Johnnie in Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, Washington.

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Chris Baird
Chris Baird
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