Karl Richard Jameson was 80 years old when he succumbed to COVID and viral pneumonia while in the hospital after a short stay on January 26, 2022. Richard was born July 24, 1941, in Price, UT, to Karl Marx and Afton Anderson Jameson (both deceased) and an older sister, Karen Hugh (Kent) Cedar City, UT and younger siblings, one brother, Roger Jameson, deceased (Bonnie Reed, divorced, married JoAnn Johnson) and sister Joy Jameson Lea (Jim), Idaho Falls, ID.
Richard grew up in Orderville and Kanab UT: riding horses, hauling hay, hiking, hunting, fishing and driving gas trucks for his father. He graduated from Kanab High School participating in drama, sports and loved to dance. He also did a remarkable rendition of Elvis Presley.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At age 5 Richard caught his leg on fire jumping over a small box of flammable packing material burning one leg very badly. He spent one year in the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Uncle Herman (Mother’s brother) was a great help to visit him when his own mother was needed home with baby Roger and sister Karen. He carried a large scar and a slight limp all his life.
Richard met and married Sandra Major, (now known as Sandi Jones) while he worked at the Chevron Service Station in Bryce Canyon, Utah. They married and three children were born to their union: Kimberlee (Louis Vargas), Suzette, and Travis Richard Jameson (Travis being born on Richard’s birthday). His grandchildren from his first marriage are: Afton Erwin, Ashlee Erwin, Antonio Vargas, Kennedy Jameson and Scarlette Jameson. He has one great granddaughter, Amaya Newman.
Richard is also survived by his wife of over 21 years, Teresa de Jesus Jameson, this marriage included three step-children: Luis Romero, Ivan Romero, and Alina Romero and 7 grandchildren: Hannah, Nathan, Alina, Adriel, Mia Dulce Gabriel.
Richard was a successful entrepreneur, working and owning numerous service stations on the Las Vegas Strip, a car dealership, the plaza mall rentals and many other investments. His hobbies included coin collection and he worked every morning in his online coin store. He also loved gambling online and in the casinos, sometimes working for the “house.” Richard enjoyed yard work, gardening roses and especially tomatoes, and keeping his pool in pristine condition year around. He loved to pick up any camera laying around and took “a selfie” before “selfies” were a “thing!” Richard was a licensed pilot and owned his own airplane for many years. He flew his father cross-country on a wonderful trip to an AA International Convention in the east. He loved to travel and had a great excitement for life, and had untold wisdom, luck and success at nearly every turn! Richard’s daughter Kimberlee took over management of his shopping complex, car business and rentals when he retired. He was known to many family and friends to have appreciated advice, insight and recommendations. Additionally Richard loved interrogating his nephews’ and nieces’ fiancés prior to their weddings!
Richard and Teresa bought property in Kanab, UT and renovated a beautiful summer home, raised a large garden, hosted many family reunions, helped with 4th and 24th of July Parade “Jameson floats.” It was a great celebration of his birthday and several years won “Best Family Float” in the Kanab parade. His family and many friends and colleagues will miss this good man.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Kanab Utah Stake Center, 20 West Center Street, with a viewing from 1:00-2:00 PM. Following the services he will be buried alongside his parents under the red hills of home in the Kanab Cemetery. Services in Kanab were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
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