A Celebration of Life for Jamey Collins
Saturday, May 19, 10am at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church,
4775 Cambridge St, Boulder, CO
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamey Collins (James D. Collins) died peacefully on March 31, 2018, in Denver, CO. Born and raised in North Carolina with three siblings, Jamey was a natural athlete who played football and swam competitively, participated in scouting and was president of his senior high school class. But, perhaps his most impressive stint was as a twirling drum major in his high school marching band with amazing feats of speed and aerial mastery with standard and fire batons!
An accomplished musician with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Jamey played piano, clarinet, oboe and bassoon, and throughout his life was a member of several choral groups most notably the Robert Shaw Chorale in Atlanta and the Gay Men’s Chorus in Denver. In NC, he taught chorus to junior high students and performed in local piano bars and at social functions.
In the mid ‘80’s, Jamey moved to Atlanta, GA, where he returned to school and received a master’s degree in Social Work. He was passionate about this work and established a private practice as a licensed clinical social worker with individuals, couple and families. In 1999, Jamey relocated his life and work to Boulder, CO, and also maintained a therapy practice in Denver, CO.
One of Jamey’s joys was his extended trips to Maui and all of his vacations were to a beach somewhere! He especially loved swimming in the ocean with dolphins.
Jamey will be remembered for his Southern graciousness, engaging smile, his sense of humor and playfulness, his knowledge and expertise in the field of psychology, his commitment to health, healing and his spiritual life, his genuine connection with young people and children, and most especially for being a good friend.
He is survived by his siblings, John (Lisa), niece Krystal and nephews Dylan and Braedyn, Joe (Lisa), Laurie (Tracy), cherished nieces Maggie and Caity and their mother, Alyson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Boulder County AIDS Project (bcap.org) of which Jamey was a great supporter or to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (www.seewinter.com) devoted to the rescue, rehab and release of marine life.