Sierra lost a good man with the passing of Jamey Clark a little over a month ago. We have not had the opportunity to grieve in his loss due to the unusual circumstances the world is in, which has only made his passing more painful for those he left behind. There will be a time, hopefully in the not-to-distant future, that we will all be able to celebrate Jamey’s life and accomplishments, but until then a brief ode to Jamey as we keep his memory alive:
Born in Lynnwood on August 15th 1968 Jamey was raised a local boy. He married Christy in 1994 and together they raised three children – Kayla, Jessica and Matt. Jamey loved the outdoors, especially fishing, which he took very seriously. He looked forward to any day he could be on the water with his friends and family.
Jamey was hired as a carpenter in September 1992 to join the team at Tramco Hangar #3, the largest project Sierra had undertaken at that time. He made an instant impact on the job and with the crew. Jamey had many roles and responsibilities at Sierra including a stint in Warranty and Service. In 2001 Jamey was promoted to Superintendent, where his leadership played a crucial role in the completion of many historical Sierra projects, including the B.F. Goodrich Integration Facility, Kenmore Library, FedEx Redmond and IPT Tacoma Logistics Center. He even took on the LuLulemon University Village project where he cut his teeth on T.I. work, which he loved…. okay maybe not. Project Wulf, Amazon’s Kent Fulfilment Center, which was also the largest job Sierra had undertaken at that time, is where Jamey’s real abilities shined. He became a true leader for Sierra, showing how one can be tough but fair and still carry a sense of humor. He demanded a lot from his crew and support staff, but demanded more from himself. The respect that coworkers have for Jamey remains unparalleled.
On March 16th Jamey lost his year-long battle with a rare form of cancer. He fought valiantly to stave off the effects of a disease he did not deserve, and in the end was too much for him to overcome. Jamey was taken from us way too early, but we relish in the fact that as the team he often called his “extended family,” we were able to share in over half of his life.
We plan on holding a celebration of Jamey’s life as soon as we can gather in a group, as there will be a large number of people who will want to attend. Until then please keep the memories of Jamey alive in your heart and treasure the time we had with him.