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Aubrey Murl Jameson Jr.

Aubrey Murl Jameson Jr. passed from this life January 30, 2024 at the impressive age of 85.  A.M. Jameson, or Pete as he was known for the majority of his life, was born September 16, 1938, in Breckenridge, Texas, to A.M. Jameson Sr. and Kenneth Clair Weir. The middle child, Pete followed his brother David Lee Jameson, and was later joined by his younger brother Kenneth Weir, who was also christened with a nickname, Pat.  The three boys experienced a childhood few in this time can understand.  Their parents and grandparents active and involved in their lives with a rich outdoor experience. 

Pete lived his early years with his beloved grandfather, Dr. AK Weir.  He learned to work and cowboy and was loved deeply by his grandparents and a special nanny, Miss Ada Maynard. Pete spent years on the ranch land that would, in his sunset years, become his passion and it was the first development of what became a love for all things outdoors and beautiful, a true cowboy with a love of the land.

Pete was a strong student and active in sports at Ranger schools and graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, Pete went to college at Texas A&M University.  While he loved college, he developed a deep love for Marlee Lehrfeld and the couple married when Pete was 19, March 20, 1958.  The couple started a family and were blessed with three beautiful children, Lane, Wendy, and Matthew.  Pete graduated from Texas A&M and began his career with his long-time employer Swift and Company. He received many awards and recognition during his time with the company and was well respected as a great salesman. 

The strong family experienced an unimaginable tragedy with the death of the eldest child Lane in a tragic boating accident.  The couple divorced some years later. 

Pete reunited with a longtime friend Barbara Lynn Flowers and the two became one September 17, 1979 and Pete gained a daughter Bunny.  Many years of happy hunting, child rearing, and work passed swiftly with Pete attaining success and his children growing into strong independent adults. He took great pride in the business acumen of both of his children and could often be found at Mighty Molding, giving advice, or having something repaired. 

Pete chose to retire from Bunge Edible Oil, formerly Swift and Company, and relocated to his family ranch. An old cabin was on the homeplace, and Pete and Barbara launched themselves into strenuous renovations. Refinishing floors and rafters and created a showplace that the family loved. Many Christmas and holiday celebrations followed in that cabin.

Pete also was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a wool judge, a recreational bronc rider, a hunting guide in Montana, a horseback riding instructor, an avid dancer, a wood carver, and a committed cattleman. A true man of many interests and passions throughout his life. 

A time of particular joy for Pete, was the birth of Matt’s twin sons, Pete and Ryan. Pete spent many a happy day hunting and fishing with the duo.  He also loved to sit in the stands at Maverick Stadium and watch them play football. He was immensely proud of their academic accomplishments, and perhaps most proud, when they followed in the family footsteps and attended Texas A&M as their father had, and their grandfather. 

Pete travelled extensively making several trips abroad to hunt and fish.  He spent day after day in Africa, Brazil, on the Rio Negra, Mexico, and too many other places to name.  He was a great hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors with a passion that would take him all over the US and anywhere that promised beauty and wildlife. 

Late in life, he developed many deep relationships with those around him.  In the last ten years of his life, with the help of his dear friend Clara Blakeslee, he became a dedicated care giver for Barbara in her declining health.  He connected with his daughter Wendy, despite the distance across the nation, and his niece Katherine.  These relationships were a great comfort to him in his most recent years. A proud man of education and strong work ethic, he will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara, his son Matthew and wife Stacy Jameson, their children Pete and Ryan, daughter Wendy Jameson-Womble and her husband Mark Womble, Bunny and her husband Lee Schur and their children Lezlie and her husband Josh, Grant and his wife Lyndsie, and Trey and his wife Lacey, his niece Katherine Barker and her mother Rosemary Harper, and a host of dear friends and acquaintances. 

Family and friends are welcome to visitation at Edwards Funeral Home on February 10th 5-7 pm, and a memorial service at Leon River Cowboy Church February 11th at 2 pm.  In Lieu of flowers, it was Pete’s wish that remembrances be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or a charity of your choice. 

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