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John Lamont

March 7, 1942 November 27, 2018
John Lamont
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John Lamont, 76, of Ames passed away November 27, 2018 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following a short illness. A visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 from 3 – 5 pm at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:30 am at Collegiate United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
John William Lamont was born on March 7, 1942, the son of William E. and Thelma (Smarr) Lamont, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He graduated in 1960 from Jackson High School in Jackson, Missouri. John received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from The Missouri School of Mines (now the University of Missouri at Rolla) and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. It was on the Columbia campus that he met Kathryn (Kitty) Mitchell and they were married in June 1968. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past June.
John began his teaching career at the University of Missouri. He taught at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and The University of Texas, Austin. John also worked as Project Manager for the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, California and several electric power utilities. The last 20 years of his teaching career were in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Iowa State University, where he served a stint as the Director of The Electric Power Research Center. John retired in 2007 as Professor Emeritus. It was always his goal to prepare students for working in the real, practical world. John was known for his integrity, kindness, and good humor.
John enjoyed reading mystery books with his friendly cat Charley, a frequent companion. John and his wife loved to travel the world, from Australia to Alaska to Europe.
He is preceded in death by his son, Bill; his parents, his Grandmother Olive Smarr and Aunt Willina Smith. John is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Kitty) Lamont, one daughter, Kathryn (Ryan) Whaley of Rochester, MN and one granddaughter, Alexandra.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic; Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.


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Visitation

Sunday

2

Dec

3:00 PM 12/2/2018 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/2/2018 5:00:00 PM
Collegiate United Methodist Church

2622 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50014

Collegiate United Methodist Church
2622 Lincoln Way Ames 50014 Iowa
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

3

Dec

10:30 AM 12/3/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Collegiate United Methodist Church

2622 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50014

Collegiate United Methodist Church
2622 Lincoln Way Ames 50014 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ames Municipal Cemetery Final Resting Place

310 E. 9th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

310 E. 9th Street Ames 50010 Iowa
United States
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