Jamie Fish Tyler, TX Mrs. Fish passed away Friday, October 14, 2016, in Tyler. She was born on January 16, 1923, in El Paso, Texas, to Dewey and Katherine O'Reilly Tom. Jamie was reared in Corpus Christie, Texas and graduated from Incarnate Word Academy as the Valedictorian of the class of 1940. She studied at the Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and completed her degree at Trinity College in Washington D. C. where she became a member of the National Honors Society, Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude. She was employed in various government agencies, serving in the Allied Military Government in Berlin, Germany in 1947 where she met and married Howard M. Fish, a US Air Force officer stationed at Tempelhof Air Base. Jamie and Howard married on May 15, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Church in Berlin, Germany. Their first year of married life was spent in Berlin blockaded by the Russians. Accompanying and assisting her husband on numerous military assignments in the US and abroad. Jamie moved their household to over forty houses and apartments. She shone as a hostess, in support of her husband's career in the Air Force and in her husband's civilian international positions after his retirement from the USAF. Jamie and Howard always returned to her ranch in Milam County, Texas. She loved Texas, its history, its people, and the land. Jamie's great sense of humor and interest in people helped her make friends easily. Her easy laugh attracted others to her. She had a gift of fitting in quickly to new groups and settings. Jamie expressed her devout faith as an active member of the nearest Catholic parish, wherever their travels led the family. With keen intelligence, Jamie played a formidable game of bridge. Her competitive spirit and fast feet helped her excel as a tennis player. For a number of years, Jamie chaired the women's tennis program at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia and rose quickly through the ranks as a highly desired partner in doubles at the women's tennis program at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. Jamie had two children, a daughter, Allison, who died in infancy and a son, Howard Math, Jr. In addition to her parents, Jamie was preceded in death by her sister, Nell Sheretz of Reno, Nevada. She is survived by her husband, Lt. Gen. Howard M. Fish of Tyler; son and daughter-in-law, Howard Math, Jr. and his wife Gloria O. Fish of Shreveport, Louisiana and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass for Jamie Katherine Fish, 93, of Tyler, will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Flint with Father Timothy Kelly officiating. A rosary with visitation to follow will be recited on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. Burial will be held at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
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