The following announcement is provided by Heather Veeder and written by Carmen Perez-Frayne
Monday, April 10, was a day of snow, sun, and rain – spring in the Northwest. As the skies opened up, a vibrant rainbow could be seen out of Amy McGreevy’s hospital window as she passed from the physical earth into eternal peace.
Amy was the embodiment of “any given moment can mean everything and can change a person forever.” Amy dedicated her professional talents and personal time to advocating for education and equality. She was intentional in creating meaningful moments that changed the lives of many with whom she interacted with. In her most recent position as Executive Director for Excelerate Success with Spokane United Way, Amy successfully mobilized and engaged members and organizations within the education community, from cradle to career, around a well-coordinated common goal. Her enthusiastic and joyful attitude, along with her reputation for quality work and personal integrity, attracted others and catapulted her to leadership roles wherever her path lead her. During her time at EWU, she assisted many students as they worked to be the first in their family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. She also served as an advocate for those students who were first-generation, low-income, or had disabilities through her active participation and leadership in the Washington TRIO Association (WTA) and Northwest Association of Education Opportunity Programs (NAEOP).
Amy’s work on behalf of underrepresented students in the Inland Northwest will not be forgotten. Even though her presence on this earth was short-lived, much like the ephemeral rainbow that marked her passing, the imprint she has left on those who had the privilege to know and work with her, will live on. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14, at Cheney Funeral Chapel, 1632 W. First Street, Cheney, Washington. A prayer service will be on Tuesday, April 18, 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 460 N. 5th Street, Cheney, Washington.