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Mary Lou Jameson – Obituary

Name: Mary Lou Jameson

Age: 100

Born: 02-25-1921

Died: 10-23-2021

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN

Mary Lou (Smith) Jameson, beloved mom, grandmother, and heart of the Jameson family passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 23 surrounded by the love of her family.  

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Friday, November 5 at Holy Spirit Church in St. Cloud. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Mary Lou (also lovingly called ML) was a woman of unshakeable integrity, overflowing generosity, and steadfast faith. She devoted her life to the service of others as a mother, nurse, volunteer, crafter for church fundraisers, bingo caller, member of the Daughters of Isabella, cheerleader for her family, and prayer warrior. You could depend on her, and you still can (you know she is saying a prayer for you right now).

ML was born on February 25, 1921 to the late John Joseph and Anna Elizabeth (Shea) Smith in Minneapolis. She graduated from St. Scholastica High School in Duluth, MN and St. Mary's Nursing School in Minneapolis, MN. On September 7, 1946 she married the love of her life, Herbert Jameson Sr. In 1955, they settled in St. Cloud. On Clearwater Road and Park Place, ML created a haven that would serve as the venue for countless celebrations for family and friends for over 50 years.

ML loved gathering her family for Sunday beef roast with mashed potatoes and gravy then playing a game of cribbage. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her exceptional chocolate cupcakes, savory German potato salad, comforting spaghetti sauce, and butternut crunch and almond brittle Christmas candy were family favorites. An accomplished crafter, her stained-glass window hangings, Christmas and angel ornaments, and knitted washcloths were cherished gifts. She is already missed.

Mary Lou is survived by her children, Tom (Kay), Joe (Ann), Herb (Pat), Anne (John), Ed (JoAnn), Rob (Karn), Theresa Reisdorf (Paul) and Steve (Jenny), 29 grandchildren, an ever-growing number of great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Herbie, infant son John, and sisters Gertrude Smith and Helen Andreasen.

To honor ML and in lieu of flowers, take a moment to continue her belief in the power of prayer and say a prayer for someone you love. She had a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Infant Jesus of Prague, and her guardian angel.  Memorials and prayer requests can be sent to the Poor Clare’s Monastery 421 4th St. S. Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.

Guestbook for Mary Lou Jameson

Michael Mullin
, Friend
November 4, 2021, 3:06 pm
It was almost fifty years, almost half a century for me, courtesy mostly of Steve and his faithful, exemplary participation in the Boy Scout Troop #18 -- and later the Explorer Post. Because of Steve we were introduced to Mary Lou's world famous caramel rolls, perhaps to her chagrin. It is not necessary to eulogize Mary Lou because she lived her life in such a way to make a eulogy unnecessary, superfluous even. For Steve, her other children, all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren... may she rest in well-earned forever peace and happiness. I propose sainthood by acclamation.
Williemae White
, Friend
November 1, 2021, 2:27 pm
Difficult to loose a very special mom, however you will be soothed byGod,s tender touch
Judy (Friederichs) Dinndorf
, Friend
October 28, 2021, 3:25 pm
Ann, Your mother was one of the most loving and caring person in this world. You were blessed to have had her in you life.
Peg Rieger Pederson
, Friend
October 26, 2021, 6:22 pm
A lovely hostess...so generous...I see that ML and Marguerite Rieger shared great devotion to th Blessed Mother as well as love of family and friends...my condolences to all the Jamesons. We were so fortunate to have strong moms full of love and joy in life.

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