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Allan Evert Jamison

Allan Evert Jamison, a lifelong rancher and Covelo, Calif., resident, passed away on Dec. 1, 2004, in Prineville, Ore. He was 79 years old.
   Graveside services were held on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Covelo Cemetery in Covelo. A reception was held at the Covelo Legion Hall following graveside services.
   Mr. Jamison was born on April 2, 1925, in Upper Lake, Calif., to Rodney and Margie Jamison. Before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, he worked at the Meyer Farming Co. in Casa Grande, Ariz. He enlisted on June 17, 1943. He was sent to the Pacific area and served on the submarine U.S.S. Tilefish. While on his tour of duty, he served as a radar technician, motor machinist mate 2nd class and torpedo boat duty. He received World War II victory medals and two gold stars for submarine combat duty. He loved his country and served with great pride. He was discharged Feb. 19, 1946, in San Pedro, Calif.
   After his discharge, he married Phyllis (Anderson) Jamison. They had three daughters, Lila, Ardis and Gail.
   Allan was very knowledgeable and knew a little something about everything. He moved to Ukiah, Calif., after marrying Phyllis and worked as a rancher on the famous Ridgewood Ranch. He then returned to Payson, Ariz., and started a construction business with his two brothers, Don and Glen. After five successful years of business, Allan moved the family back to northern California to pursue his lifelong dream as a mountain cattle rancher, where he managed the Lone Pine Ranch and he maintained that position for 45 years. He was highly respected among his peers and those involved in the ranching industry throughout California. His true love revolved around his family, his friends and operating the ranch.
   Allan survived two wives: Phyllis (Anderson) Jamison, who had passed away in 1980 and Norma (Morton) Jamison, who passed away in 2003.
   Mr. Jamison was an active member in his community, serving as president of JayCees in Payson, Ariz., deputized sheriff in both Mendocino and Trinity County, an active lifelong member of the California Cattlemen's Association, and sat on the county planning commission, school boards and the American Legion and was a member of the California Farm Bureau.
   He is survived by: daughters Lila Susan James of Covelo, Calif., Ardis Ardell Faulkner and son-in-law Kenneth Roy Faulkner of Mitchell, Ore., Gail Jean Faulkner and son-in-law Robert Faulkner of Covelo; brothers Don Jamison, Glen Jamison and sister Myrna Archer; grandchildren Allen Britton of Terrebonne, Ore., Travis Britton of Galt, Calif., Jody Gast of Prineville, Ore., Shelley Hensley of Prineville; J. R. Faulkner of Bend, Kimberely Smith of Ferndale, Calif., Trevor Faulkner of Covelo and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Covelo Fire Department in Covelo, Calif. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.