Linda Breeden
1944 - 2018
Linda Breeden

Linda Breeden died peacefully on December 4th at her home in Piedmont. Linda was raised and attended high school in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was a state champion swimmer. After attending Stanford University, she graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law with honors in 1969.

Linda worked for several years for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Her work focused on Western and environmental issues, and she also performed early research on impeachment procedures during the Nixon administration.

On returning to the West Coast, she pursued her passion for the preservation of free and public access to the coastline and surrounding waterways, first with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and later with the California Coastal Commission. While there, she was part of the legal team that fought the Reagan Administration to prevent further drilling for oil off the California coast. She also worked on efforts to improve public access in Sea Ranch, preserve wetlands in Bolsa Chica, and protect agricultural preserves in San Diego County.

Linda and her husband, Jim, settled in Piedmont in 1976. Linda was an avid seamstress, music lover, and a cinephile who enjoyed with equal pleasure fine films, English mystery shows, and Warriors basketball. She was also a lifelong learner who read deeply on an eclectic range of topics; her family fondly remembers enjoying her insights during their lively dinnertime conversations.

Linda lived with metastatic breast cancer for a number of years. During her illness, she was very grateful for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses, and hospice workers of the Oncology Clinic at Oakland Kaiser. Linda will be sorely missed by her husband and their daughters Ellen of Chicago and Katherine of Pasadena.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2018.
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I am so very sorry to learn of Linda's passing. Although it has been many years since I have seen Linda, I worked with her at the California Coastal Commission in the Legal Department. I admired her dedication and great intelligence, but mostly her kindness and friendship. Please accept my sincere sympathy, and I pray that your beautiful memories will bring you comfort and peace.
Suzanne Medeiros
December 18, 2018
May the God of all comfort strengthen and comfort you during this time.
December 13, 2018
To the Family,

I am sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one. May God the hearer of prayer comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 Cor 1:4
P V.
December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Please except my deepest sympathy. Romans12:12
A Caring Neighbor
December 11, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.Isa.41:10-13
December 11, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2.
December 11, 2018
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Luke 14:14*
December 11, 2018
My sincere sympathy for your loss, may hope in Jesus'prayer sustain the family (Matt.6:10)as we await the fulfilling of God's promise at Isa.26:19. hw/nc
December 11, 2018
Please accept condolences for the loss of your loved one,may the words of wisdom at Isaiah 61:1,2 bring comfort at this sad time.
December 11, 2018
It is with a heavy heart, that I offer my deepest condolences. As each painful day passes, continue to rely on your strong faith as a family. Grief is different for everyone but Gods Word, the Bible, provides the greatest comfort of all. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this time of deep sorrow. -Isaiah 61:1, 2
December 11, 2018
I wroked with Linda at the Coastal Commission. She was a wonderful person, very smart and very dedicated.
Jim McGrath
December 10, 2018
Sending our thoughts and love to Katherine and her family at this time of loss. -Celeste Bacchi and Matt Van Winkle
Matthew Van Winkle
December 10, 2018
My condolences for your loss. Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hands. May God continue to comfort you and your family. ( Psalms 9:9,10)
Maria Diaz
December 8, 2018
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