Jamie Shepard Mackin

September 6, 1978 - August 22, 2017
Service Date:
Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00 PM
Service Location:
Starks Funeral Parlor

On August 22, 2017, Jamie succumbed to the disease of addiction. Jamie was born in Salt Lake City on September 6, 1978. She attended Judge Memorial High School where she excelled on the swim team. On her path to become an educator, she graduated from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles where she discovered her passion for teaching. She was a founding teacher of Citizens of the World Charter School in Los Angeles. She was an amazing teacher, loved by her students, their parents and the other teachers. Jamie instilled a love of learning in her students. They became her children. 

 Jamie loved the outdoors and was an avid skier and hiker. She was as much at home in the ocean as she was on the land. From riding a horse at a dude ranch in Colorado to casting a fly on the Green River, Jamie did everything with an unbridled enthusiasm. 

She leaves behind her heartbroken family, parents, Jim and Diane, brothers, Sam and Riley and many other loved ones.  

 A celebration of Jamie's life will be held at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. 

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Citizens of the World Charter School where Jamie changed the lives of many children.