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James (Jamie) Richardson Watson

James (Jamie) Richardson Watson
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James (Jamie)

Richardson Watson

August 23, 1957 – September 20, 2020

Jamie had a charmed life growing up in South Lake Tahoe, he and his brother Eric and sister Karen were part of a local group of kids that did most of their living outdoors. Jamie could always be found riding something with wheels, or skiing downhill at Heavenly on the Blue Angels ski team.

As a young adult he started freestyle skiing professionally in the winter, and motocross competition in the summers. It was a motocross crash in Mammoth Lakes that almost took his life and changed his profession to journeymen carpenter.

Jamie excelled at his work and enjoyed being part of a union and the opportunity for travel which took him from Hawaii to Japan and eventually, Eugene Oregon. He made many lasting friendships along the way and he treasured those memories.

The journey of life saw Jamie married and divorced a couple of times, but he never lost his happy spirit or winning smile and compassion for others. He had a very spiritual kind loving soul, and this connection would often leave him feeling sad for the loved ones he had lost along the way.

Jamie’s cheerfulness and generous heart will be remembered by his friends and family.

Jamie was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Watson and his mother Marilyn Ronnau. He is survived by his brother Eric Watson, sister Karen Hamilton and brother in-law Charles Hamilton, niece Alexandra Watson and nephew Dylan Watson, step mother Shirley Watson, girlfriend Carol Combs, and extend family and friends.

There will be a service on October 8 at 11:45 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eugene Oregon, and one in Tahoe to be announce at a later date.


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