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Norma Rose Jamison was born April 7, 1931 the daughter of Otis Wayne and Malissa (Bardell) Jamison. She departed this present life November 17, 2016 at her home in rural Hulbert, Oklahoma.
In addition to being a home-maker Rose was employed at Northeastern University and at Reasor's Food where she retired as Bakery Manager in 1996. Following her retirement she pursued her life-long passion for raising cattle and caring for the family farm.
She was married in 1951 to Frank T. Dumond. He preceded her in death in 1990. In 1992 she married Rev. William L. (Bill) Tramel who preceded her in death in 2004.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers Norman, Donald, and Bob Jamison and by her sister Virginia Scott. She is survived by her brother Dean (Linda) Jamison and her sister Jean (Norman) Fisher.
She is also survived by her children Franklin (Winda) Dumond of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Geneva (John) King of Hulbert, Oklahoma, B. J. (Becky) Dumond of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and James (Angela) Dumond of Muldrow, Oklahoma, as well as her grandchildren Nathan King, Joshua King, Rebecca Sharp, Andrew King, Joseph Dumond, Jeffrey Dumond, Justin Dumond, Chris Morrison, Ashley Jones, Matthew Dumond, Nicolas Dumond, Amy Fore, Tiffany Hatley, Ethan Dumond and Eryn Dumond and 18 great-grandchildren.
She prided herself on her independence and ability to cope. She even seemed to enjoy power outages and ice storms because as she reported "when you grow up in the depression you can do without lots of things!" Nevertheless if the power outage lasted more than a day or two she was ready to abandon carrying water from the spring and using her kerosene lamp for light so she could resume her modern conveniences of running water, central heat, electric lights and satellite TV. In her retirement she discovered the magic of cell phones and for several years kept in contact with the world while driving her tractor, checking her cattle or traveling across the county in her Mercury.
As an expert cake decorator she not only enjoyed teaching that skill in her classes but produced wedding cakes as needed for a large brood of grandchildren both in state and out of state.
Grandkids really were "grand" in her view but great grandkids were something else. She was quite willing to stop everything she was doing to provide back-up child care for them. She described her days with them as "We're just making memories!"
A series of faithful care givers allowed her to remain at home in her declining years with a view out the picture window and an occasional glimpse of some of the cattle if the yard gate was left open. The family owes a special debt of gratitude to Geneva for organizing at-home care, Becky for her devoted attention to "Me-Maw" and to Jean Fisher and Dianne Farrar for their regular evenings of care giving.
For nearly 60 years Rose was a faithful member of the Blue Springs General Baptist Church where she served in a variety of capacities in the classroom, in the fellowship hall and with the missionary society.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21 at 2 p.m. at the Reed-Culver Chapel in Tahlequah. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, November 20 from 4:00—6:00 p.m.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." (Revelation 14:13)
Published on November 18, 2016
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