David Allen Jamiel was born February 1, 1947, to goodly parents Joseph and Gertrude Jamiel in Cambridge, Ohio. On Saturday, February 27, 2021, David succumbed to the UK Variant of Covid-19 at 74.
He lived a full life and held as his most precious possession his testimony of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His last writing was to let family and friends know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that if an individual adhered to its principles, they would find comfort and joy in this life and the next. As you remember him, may the words of the hymn “Nearer, My God, To Thee” bring peace to your heart.
David was proud of each of his children and their choices as adults to be loving and kind, caring individuals, Shari (Jamiel) Hirz, Nathan Jamiel, Jacob Jamiel, Elizabeth (Jamiel) Harper, Hannah Jamiel. He loved each of them and their spouses, Jay Hirz, Jules (Bush) Jamiel, Kris Harper, and his six grandchildren, Cassandra Harris, Logan Hirz, Damien Jamiel, Katey Hirz, Charlotte Harper, and Audrey Harper.
Despite a poor education in the Detroit Public School systems and undiagnosed learning disabilities, he was a man who worked hard to achieve a college education and graduated with honors. His passion was people, and even though he disagreed with their politics, he respected their positions and put friendship first over being right. He had many friends that shared his love for reenacting history, friends at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, his bowling league pals, friends that served a mission with him in Salt Lake City, and of course, his church family.
David is survived by siblings, Christina (Jamiel) Skicki and spouse Richard, Douglas Jamiel and spouse Bonnie, Dennis Jamiel and spouse Gail, Darren Jamiel and spouse Jennifer, Karen Jamiel and many nephews and nieces. His sister Madelaine Brock will be welcoming him on the other side.
A word from David’s wife of 50 years, Shirley Jamiel: It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my best friend and father to my five children. I feel blessed that I’ve had the privilege of being his best friend for the last fifty years. Having been married and sealed in the Temple I look forward to being with him for all eternity.
A celebration of life will occur Saturday, March 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7080 Independence Street Arvada, Colorado 80004 from 1:00-2:00 PM MDT
The if you are unable to attend the service, it will also be viewable here at the time and date mentioned above: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgAHoqXEAjLoU7LcbExxhvA
Finally, if you feel ill, are COVID-19 positive, or have had recent exposure to COVID-19, please refrain from attending the service in person and instead utilize the live stream listed above on the day of the service.
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