Michael "Mike" Jamieson, 59, passed away in the early hours on January 7th after a tough battle with terminal cancer. Born in Afton, Wyoming to Diane Mallory Goodman and Ronald Jesse Reed. He was a Boy Scout and after years became an Eagle Scout. He graduated in 1982 from Taylorsville High School, and moved to Ogden shortly after. Mike worked for his Father at Precision Auto Body Shop for 10 years, then decided to pursue a career in finance. He raised rolling pigeons, raced catamarans, cycled and loved to go out with his dad on his sailboat.
Mike met Nicole and in August 1989 they married. The two of them enjoyed camping, fishing and boating in Lake Powell. In March of 1993 their son was born, Austin Reed Jamieson who loved being a part of the hustle and bustle. In 1994 they moved to Roy, seven years later in May of 2000 they welcomed a girl, Abby Mikel Jamieson.
Mike and his son were very involved in the motocross racing community. Setting up a home base at Ogden Cycle Association (O.C.A), the two would work countless hours over 10+ years to receive lifetime membership status. As a family most weekends were spent at the racetrack, Mike loved watching his son's success and did what he could to ensure he could achieve it. He worked on all of his son's bikes while teaching him the skills to do it on his own. In 2007 Mike started work for Hill Air Force Base as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He worked in the F-16 Accessory Drive Gearbox shop, and in 2019 moved to the C-130 180 Gas Turbine Engine shop. His colleagues declare he was a skillful, dedicated and proficient employee over the 15 years he worked at HAFB.
There was nothing he couldn't fix, and he always had the knowledge to overcome any obstacle. You knew you were in good hands if things went south. He was a very experienced fisherman and spent many weekends up at Flaming Gorge where he kept his treasured fishing boat. Mike loved to go hunting with his Bestfriend (dog) Cache, who was so loyal to him till the very end. In 2017 Michael moved into a home in Clinton with his dog and later bought a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle, which continued to be his pride and joy. He was passionate about his hobbies, which included having an entire room in his house dedicated to his love for fishing and hunting. He lived life with a bit of grit and didn't take no for an answer. "I'll decide!" is what he always used to say.
In 2021 his health declined, he recovered from open heart surgery, but in 2022 he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He spent those days up until his passing with his family who cared for him. His battle with cancer was hard and he put up a tough fight. May his resilient spirit rest in peace, and we remember the good times forever.
He is survived by his Mother Diane Goodman, Austin 29 and Abby 22, the mother of his children Nicole Jamieson, His siblings Michelle, Gwen, Lisa, Brenda and Matthew. A celebration of life will be held on January 27th from 6-9 p.m.at 760 N Harrisville Road, Harrisville, Utah 84404.
Special thanks to friends and family who've helped take care of our dad during this time, including our dad's friends, roommate and good friend Robert and girlfriend Trish. We want to express how truly grateful we are for the Vallejo Hospice team. They provided excellent care and thank you to Aaron's Mortuary.