Que S. Jameson, 91, of Jacksonville, Ore., passed away Monday, May 23, 2013 at his home in the Pioneer Village Cottages.
Que retired from U.S. National Bank. His positions ranged from being a trainee to Assistant Manager of the Ashland branch for 12 years, and then manager of the Jacksonville branch until he retired. He completed many American Institute of Banking courses over the years and Que was a board member of the Rogue Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and past president of the Southern Oregon Bankers.
Que attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and also attended Snow Junior College in Ephraim, Utah before entering the U.S. Navy and serving in WWII from November 1942 until November 1945 as an Aviation Machinist's Mate 2C. His primary role was Waist Gunner on a B-24/PB4Y, where he saw action in Africa and the South Pacific and was awarded many medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Que is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Maxine C. Jameson; two daughters, Lynne Karau and her husband, Bob Karau, and Judy Calhoun and her husband, Richard Calhoun. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Lori Karau, Kari Plas, Andrew Calhoun, Coray Dykes, and four great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of his family. He was a wonderful role model for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Que is also survived by his brother, Reece Jameson (Fern). Que was predeceased by Joe and Oneta Jameson, his parents; and Dale Jameson, his brother.
During his working years, Que was an active member of the Ashland and Jacksonville Kiwanis clubs, which he enjoyed very much, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Woodlands, and a lifetime member of the Ashland Elks Club. Once he was transferred to Jacksonville, Que was president of the Britt Festival Board in 1969 and a member of the Jacksonville Booster Club. Que and his wife, Maxine, were named Citizens of the Year in 1976. American Business Women named him Boss of the Year in 1971.
Que's first love was his wife, Maxine, who he married in 1943, and his two daughters, who were the pride and joy of his life. He loved to travel with his wife and friends to many places around the world. Cruising was especially enjoyable to him.
He loved living in Jacksonville where he enjoyed woodworking in his shop, fishing, and painting. He made many items that are enjoyed by family and friends, which are currently displayed in their homes.
Que's family wants to specifically thank the Signature caregivers who assisted him in his final days. They became like family. The Hospice staff and Pioneer Village staff were also appreciated.
Que was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to his family and we will cherish all the incredible moments. He was truly an honorable and great man, and will be greatly missed.
There will be a private inturnment at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, and, at his request, there will be no funeral service.