Wonderful beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away on December 24, 2018 after a lengthy, hard fought battle with cancer.
Jamie arrived in Oak Harbor in 1981 with her parents Al and Pam Bartlett and brother, Jeremy. She was a fifth generation native of Washington State and the Puget Sound region.
Jamie attended Oak Harbor schools, graduating in 1995. During those years she became active in fast-pitch softball starting out in little league, then a select league travel team and the starting pitcher for Oak Harbor High School where she still holds several pitching records. The local sports writer nicknamed her “Senorita Smoke” because of her deadly fastball. Jamie also liked travel, camping, shopping, some backpacking and even a climb to the top of Mount Saint Helen’s with her dad and brother where they ate lunch and watched the newly formed dome grow. Each summer, as she grew up, there were many memorable times spent in and around water. Week long camping stays highlighting swimming and water skiing at Lake Tapps and at her grandparents’ house on Flowing Lake contributed to her love of the outdoors and sense of family and adventure.
Jamie was a loving, considerate person with lots of energy. She never hesitated to share that love and her thoughts with those around her. She always wanted to try and make things better for everyone.
Jamie met the love of her life, Joel Delaney Mami, of Oak Harbor and they married on February 17, 2001. Joel Delaney Mami Jr. was first born and two years later his sister, Tayah Rose Mami arrived to make the family whole. She was devoted to her family and they always came first. Both Joel and Tayah now attend Oak Harbor High School.
As the kids grew older she found another calling to fill the high energy need she always seemed to have. She went to work for the Oak Harbor School District as a Paraeducator. She loved that job and the unconditional love and respect she got from the children and staff that worked beside her. They were her battery chargers. She was very proud to have received her ten year pin for her work but the cards and letters from the kids over the years really meant the world to her and were cherished.
Jamie, Joel Sr. and kids continued the adventures and saved for trips to Florida, California, and Mexico as well as camping in Idaho, British Columbia, and Washington to visit friends and make memories. Again, her family came first and if there was a way to have some family adventure, she’d make it happen. Many, many memories and good times were made for the entire family.
Her passing at such a young age is heartbreaking to those who knew her and to the family she so loved and who so loved her back. Her bright eyes, hearty laugh, brilliant smile, caring voice, and enduring love will sorely be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN.
Surviving Jamie are her husband Joel D. Mami Sr., son, Joel D. Mami Jr., daughter, Tayah Rose Mami, parents, Albin C. and Pamela R. (Bennett) Bartlett, brother, Jeremy and Vanessa Bartlett, sisters-in-law, Micah Wood, Natalie Mami, Megan (Mami) Witt, mother-in-law, Vickie Mamie, father-in-law, Charles Mami, Nick Wood, uncles and aunts, Jack Bartlett, Dick and Sandy (Large) Bartlett, Jim and Kathryn Bennett, John and Patty (Bennett) Bowen, Cindy Minch, Craig and Anya (Bennett) Myer, cousins, Brian Bartlett, Grant and Amanda Bartlett, Laura (Bartlett), Kirsten (Bartlett), Kory and Tara Bartlett, Justin and Rachel (Bartlett) Moore, Tom and Amanda (Bartlett) Kohl, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance Service for Jamie’s friends and relatives will be held at Wallin Funeral Home on Saturday, February 2nd from noon to 2pm. As she always tried to make things right and wanted to rescue anyone she felt wasn't getting a fair shake, the gathering will be a home-style potluck event. Please bring a covered dish and a story to share, and also a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank in her name and memory.