William H. “Bill” Jamison was born on May 4, 1932, in Burlington, Iowa, to Hal and Elda Jamison. In Nov. of 1962, he married Inez Stenerson. Inez died in January of 1988. Bill died on Dec. 1, 2016, in Billings.
He served in the U.S. Navy, finishing his service in the Underwater Demolition Team, the precursor of the Navy’s SEALS. After leaving the Navy, he studied at the California Institute of Technology. He began his teaching career at Montana State College (later Montana State University). In 1962, he accepted a position teaching mathematics at Rocky Mountain College. He taught at Rocky for 43 years, retiring in 2005. During his tenure at Rocky he also coached weight-lifting and served as the dean of men from 1963 to 1971. He was very proud of all of the students he impacted during his career.
In 1997, Bill was inducted into Rocky’s Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2005 was awarded Rocky’s Distinguished Service Award.
Bill loved to travel, taking several trips around the world as a passenger on a containerized freighter. In addition, he loved hosting friends and family at his cabin in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana, one of his favorite places.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Jan. 24, 2017, in Losekamp Hall on the campus of Rocky Mountain College.
Memorials may be given to the Bill and Inez Jamison Scholarship Fund at Rocky Mountain College; 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102 or the Bethel Church Association Bethel Church Association, c/o Pam Broeker, President, 2531 Quail Ridge Drive, Burlington, Iowa 52601.