In Memoriam

An image of Jean Makepeace.
Jean E. Makepeace, BEd’67

Born on May 5, 1945, Jean Eleanor Makepeace died on October 7, 2019.

Jean received her Bachelor of Education degree in 1967 and spent her entire professional career as a teacher/librarian in the Richmond School District, where she was well-respected and well-liked by colleagues and students alike. Jean was very active in the Richmond Teachers' Association and spent several years on the executive board. Jean was a tireless fighter for public education funding and teachers' rights.

She is survived and dearly missed by her husband, Fred Valle; her son, Darren Bayne (Maria Preovolos); her niece, Leslie Mason (David); her two grandsons, Leo and Andreas; and her two grandnephews, Zachary and Nicholas. Jean loved her family, good books, good friends, margaritas, travel, and long walks. A toddler would invariably bring a twinkle to her eye and a smile to her lips. She enriched all those whose lives she touched.