ORONO – Lynne E. Jamison, 64, died Oct. 20, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb. 25, 1948, in Birmingham, England, the daughter of Douglas N. and Lilian F. (Edwards) Manton.
Lynne grew up in Solihull, England, a community just outside the city of Birmingham. Her father was an engineer and a head of a manufacturing firm. In her childhood she dreamed of the countryside and horses. At an early age, she began working at a stable in exchange for riding lessons. She became a very accomplished equestrian and riding instructor. After grade school she studied veterinary science and became a licensed veterinary assistant. Her skills were in demand in the U.S. and she traveled here as part of a work program in 1968, where she was placed at the Duke Estate, Sommersville, N.J., through the Animal Medical Center in New York City, to train veterinary assistant interns from the University of Maine. There she met her future husband, Fred, through their common interest in horses. They were married Aug. 29, 1970. They spent Christmas in Maine with friends the following year and eventually moved to Orono in 1973 where they purchased a 50-acre wood lot. Lynne and Fred carved out of the woods a small farm, where they raised horses and their family. Lynne also worked for Affiliated Labs, Bangor, for 15 years, doing medical testing which led to an interest in alternative medicine. She pursued training in polarity therapy and biodynamic craniolsacrial therapy, and became a licensed practitioner. She ran her own practice for the last 12 years and helped many people all over Maine overcome illness. She will be greatly missed by her family and all she helped.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Frederick H. Jamison; her daughter, Janie K. Jamison; and two sons, Justin K. Jamison and his wife, Eliza M. Currie, and their daughters, Zoe and Pippa; and Jonathan K. Jamison and his wife, Jennifer L. Jamison, and their daughter, Savannah E. Perkins, and son, Gavin A. Perkins.
There will be a celebration of Lynne’s life in the spring for all of those who Lynne touched. Those wishing to remember Lynne in a special way may contribute in her memory to the Nature Conservancy, 14 Maine St., Suite 401, Brunswick, ME 04011. A service of the Orono Chapel of Brookings-Smith. For those interested in attending the celebration of Lynne’s life, please leave contact information on the website, where condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.