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Jamieson  "Jamie" Petter  Michael

Jamieson "Jamie" Petter Michael
  • August 18, 1952 - August 12, 2021
  • Richland, Michigan
  • West Michigan Cancer Center
    200 North Park Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
    7100 Stadium Drive
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
    8395 E. Main St.
    Galesburg, MI 49053

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“From the Holland High School, Class of 1970, fellow art class student. Jamie was such a nice person, fellow gifted artist, a kind soul...... ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: John K. Oudman - School

“Phil, We will always miss Jamie and our hearts are breaking for you!! Love you, Denise ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Denise Jacobs - Three Rivers, MI

“PhilI am so sorry for the loss of your life partner jamieson. From the obituary it said to me that she was a wonderful person and so fortunate that...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: John Disbro

“Jamie was an acquaintance through our quilting guild. I was lucky enough to sit next to her at one of our quilt retreats. She could take a somewhat...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Bultema - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jamie, seeing your face around a table or at a quilting activity always brought a smile to my face as in my memories. You will be remembered. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Schlanser - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Jamies passing. Always happy and fun to talk with. She will be missed by all who knew her. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Knapp - Friend

“Hi Phil. Sending you much, much love as you move through your grief of losing your sweet Jamie. It´s been a long haul for both of you and you´ve...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Libby and Mary Ann - Friend

“Such a dear, sweet talented woman. We had some wonderful talks and enjoyed the creativity involved with making quilts. Your gentle presence will be...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Lynne Hall - Friend

“Jamie and I were soul sisters. We were always "there" for each other. I will miss her so very much.& ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Patti Chipman - Friend

“We will always remember her bright and cheerful smiles ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Roger Lepley - Friend

“Jamie and I were in many Art classes at Holland High School with great instructor Mrs. Jeanne Visscher. Jamie was very kind and her artistic talent...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: John Kim Oudman - School

12 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Garrett - NC - sister

13 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Garrett - NC - sister

14 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Garrett - NC - sister

“My beautiful, amazing, creative, adventurous sister and best friend! My world will not be the same without you. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Garrett - NC - sister

“I so miss you Babe ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Phil Michael - Richland, MI

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In the early morning of August 12, 2021, Jamieson Petter Michael 68, lost her long brave battle with cancer dying in her Richland home of 43 years, surrounded by her husband Phil and their loyal cat Ninja.

Jamie was born August 18th. 1952 and raised in Holland MI, the eldest of three amazing daughters of Jay Petter and Carol (TenBroek)Petter (deceased). Her sisters, Stephanie (Rick) Garrett and Mindy (Tim) Pierson survive, along with nephews, Traver and Cameron Pierson and niece, Megan Pierson and many cousins.

Jamie graduated from MSU where she met and later married, in May of 1976, her husband and best friend of 45 years Phil. They settled in Richland, and Jamie worked in floral design, horticultural publishing, and some retail management before managing Phil's business, Design Group III.

Jamie expressed a great creativity and passion in many of the arts. In particular, gardening, pottery, weaving, and later in crafting many beautiful quilts, constantly finding and adding many close friendships along the way. She and Phil loved nature walks, backpacking, kayaking, full moons, bonfires, beach walks, her many 'sister' trips, and as much interesting travel as possible. She was deeply loved and will be so missed by so many.

Family and friends hope to hold a memorial-celebration when it may be safer to do so. We very sincerely thank everyone involved with West Michigan Cancer Center and Hospice Care of SW Michigan for their incredible care throughout many difficult times. In lieu of flowers please direct any memorial contributions to either of the above care centers, South West Michigan Land Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, Kalamazoo Nature Center, or Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts.

Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at