Jamie Eleanor Breedlove, age 66, of Spokane, Washington, died on June 8, 2017 at the Hospice House of Spokane. She passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on June 14, 2017 at the Spokane Unitarian Universalist Church at 4:00 pm. Friends will share stories about their experiences with Jamie. This will be followed by a potluck and social.
Jamie was born James Edward Breedlove on August 1, 1950 in Richland, Washington to Frederick and Mary Breedlove. She transitioned to Jamie Eleanor Breedlove in 2015.
Jamie attended Columbia (Richland) High School in Richland, WA and graduated June 6, 1968. Jamie served two terms in Vietnam in the Navy and the Marines. Following her time in the military, Jamie received a BA degree and a MA degree from Eastern Washington University in English. She did further graduate work in English at Washington State University where she served as President of the Graduate Student organization. She worked for several years on the clerical staff of the English Department at the University of Idaho.
Jamie moved to Spokane to do her most significant work in HIV/AIDS education. She directed and participated in the HIV/AIDS Speakers’ Bureau for over 15 years. During this time she spoke to numerous high school classes, college classes, professional organizations, and Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers. Jamie was an outstanding and persuasive speaker. Jamie also was a tireless advocate for the LGBT and Transgender communities. She was greatly loved and respected for her work in HIV/AIDS education and her leadership in the transgender community.
Jamie is survived by her mother, Mary, her sister, Karen, her brothers, Fred and Ron, her step father, Ray, and her wife, Judith, now divorced. She was predeceased by her father, Frederick and her sister, Barbara.
Donations in Jamie’s name may be made to the Hospice House of Spokane or to cancer research.
Fred E. Breedlove
Gravesite Details Cremated remains to be inurned by placement in a niche at the cemetery.