Memorial service today for Tammy Jamieson, 40 |

Memorial service today for Tammy Jamieson, 40

Summit County, Colorado
Special to the DailyTammy Lynn Jamieson

Tammy Lynn Jamieson, 40, passed away on Tuesday after a courageous battle with cancer. Jamieson was born on July 20, 1968, in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Michael Gordon Jamieson and Betty Ann (Paine) Jamieson.

She spent most of her elementary and high school years in Lindsborg, Kan. In 1984 as a high school junior, the family moved to Indianola, Okla., where Jamieson graduated in 1986.

Throughout her high school years, she was involved in the Future Business Leaders of America, 4-H, the Jr. Hereford Association in both Kansas and Oklahoma, volleyball, and cheerleading. Jamieson also qualified for the high school state track meets in both Kansas and Oklahoma in relays and individual events.

After receiving her BA degree in Recreation from Bethany College in 1990, Jamieson embarked on a career in public service which began in the Recreation Department in Canon City, Colo., and then she came to Summit County.

Jamieson’s career with the Town of Silverthorne started April 1994 as a recreation coordinator. She was quickly promoted to the position of recreation supervisor. Several years later, she was promoted to the director position.

Jamieson had served as the Director of Recreation and Culture for the past nine years. Jamieson’s knack for securing significant outside grant funding enabled many award winning projects in Silverthorne to move forward, including the skateboard park, North Pond Park, Willow Grove Open Space, the Silverthorne/Dillon trail connection and numerous other portions of the Blue River Trail.

The Blue River Trail was one of Jamieson’s professional passions, and her leadership in planning and implementation was invaluable for the many trail sections that pedestrians and bikers now enjoy. In her 14 years with the Town of Silverthorne, Jamieson left a legacy of wonderful recreation, parks, trail and open space projects for current and future generations of Silverthorne residents and visitors.

Jamieson will be dearly missed not only by her family and friends, but also the extended family of employees at the Town of Silverthorne.

She is survived by parents Michael and Betty Jamieson, her sisters Jodi (Adam) Sellman and Kathy (Jason) Ediger, nephews Jake Sellman and Preston Ediger, nieces Alexus Ediger and Bailey Sellman, Grandmother Josphine Jamieson and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Glenn and Geradine Paine and Alex Jamieson.

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