Lawrence Jamie Pfeifer
Lawrence Jamie Pfeifer, native Santa Barbarian, born June 11th, 1944, passed away in the arms of his wife April 26th, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer in St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by parents, Lawrence J. Pfeifer and Astrid Pfeifer.
Jamie’s passions in life included racing his vintage Berkeley #99, at the Monterey Historics , Laguna Seca, and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix where he won first place in his class. Jamie also loved stock car racing in England, and racing his own stock car #99 at local venues, including a few tracks in the St Louis area. Jamie enjoyed meeting with his gear head buddies at a regular weekly lunch.
Jamie was well known for his graphic art and as a cartoonist. He was owner/operator of his own company, Jamie Pfeifer Graphics, and former Graphic Designer/Photographer at Moss Motors, former Illustrator/Artist for General Motors, where he worked on the Lunar Rover. Jamie enjoyed a longstanding working relationship with Queenship Publishing and Specialty Crane.
Jamie and his wife Jan enjoyed traveling, motor homing together with friends, and taking their grandchildren on trips with them. More recently Jamie enjoyed spending time with “The Kids”, his much-loved neighbors.
Jamie is survived by wife Jan Pfeifer, his mother in law Ellie Ruffing, Jan’s sister Donna Marshall and her husband Ed Monsour. Children: Geoffrey & Lisa Forbes, Jay Forbes, Rich & Emily Dowdell, 6 grand children and spouses and 3 Great Grand sons.
In lieu of Flowers we are asking that memorials be made to Planned Parenthood, as Jamie was a strong supporter of Women’s rights.