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Jamie Kellison
Gas station worker
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Jamie Dean Kellison of Manteca went to eternal rest with Jesus Christ on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the precious age of 46 years old.  
She is survived by her three children: Kristina Conaway, 23; Jessica Dean, 22; and Sara Kellison, 13.  She was born in Oakland, on March 27, 1963 to Martha Ward and Ernest Camacho, who preceded her in death.  She was the oldest of her mother’s three daughters.  She had 3 grandchildren: Kiyliee 5, Austin 3, and Kaiden, 7 months whom she loved very much.  She graduated early from Castro Valley High School in 1979 and attended several on-the-job training courses.  She accepted Christ as a young adult and expressed her faith in God in her own way.  
Jamie was a very funny and outgoing person. She had the ability to make people smile, laugh, and feel good.  She enjoyed her job at Chevron Gas Station in Manteca where she worked for 8 years and loved her customers very much.  She always enjoyed being with her family and friends.  She liked to talk and had an opinion about “anything she’d over-heard, or anything you’d ask her about”.  She was a very caring person and would sacrifice things for herself to ensure her daughters where well cared for.  She enjoyed country music and “oldies-but-goodies”.  She was everybody’s “MOM”.  There were many people that she sheltered in her home.  Her daughter’s friends seemed to always need a place to stay and she never turned anyone away.  
She leaves to mourn her precious memory: daughter Kristina Conaway and son-in-law Charles Conaway, daughter Jessica Dean and their father Clinton Dean, Sara Kellison and her father David Kellison, two sisters Tammy Wilder and Gina Whelan; niece Tanya Velasco and family (husband Agustine, and children Sheyanna, and Elijah); niece Dawn Whelan and her two boys Marcus and Johnny; niece Hayley Wilder; and nephews Drew Wilder, Daniel Gilmore, Ryan Mootz, and Brandon Camacho.  And, her Chihuahuas, Missy and Girly, will miss her very much too.
Mom, we love you very much.  You will always have a special place in our hearts and in the hearts of many people. Your precious memory will be cherished always.  May you rest in eternal peace with God forevermore.  
A “Celebration of Life” is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at Southside Christian Church, 314 Locust Avenue, Manteca, at 1:30 p.m.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, April 17, 2009