Jimmie D. Lakey

Jimmie D. Lakey of Caldwell, ID, died on 4 December 2007 at home of natural causes. He was 73 years old. Jimmie was born on 9 June 1934 to Dale and Lucille Lakey at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise. He graduated from Boise High School in 1952 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956 and served in the U.S. Navy.


He was designated a naval aviator and reached the rank of lieutenant before resigning his commission in 1977. He loved the naval service, but had to leave it to provide close support to his family. Jim had tours at the Naval Postgraduate School and the Pacific Division, OpTevFor at North Island NAS, San Diego, CA. He later flew commercial jets for USAIR and also worked two years for the U.S Forest Service.


Jim loved his flying career. He put his wife and children first in his life. He gave ultimate encouragement to those who came to him with a heavy heart. Jim’s crowning jewels were his children. His favorite expression to his children was that they were princes and princesses of a Heavenly Father and to conduct themselves as royal heirs. Jim possessed a keen intellect and searched out the deeper meaning of life. He held judgments to himself and always verbally expressed an outpouring of love to his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Anne Marie Lakey; two sons, Gregory Scott Lakey and his wife, Lorie of Utah, and James Caleb Lakey and his wife, Suzy of Germany; seven daughters, Krista Diane Lakey of Colorado; Renee Kathleen Bayouth and her husband, Sam of Oklahoma, Karri Ann Skelton and her husband, Sean of Japan, Wendy Ann Elzea and her husband, Jared of California, Sarah Marie Weir and her husband, Andy of Arizona, Jennifer Dale Jensen and her husband, Michael of Idaho, and Elizabeth Lucille Fullmer and her husband, Adam of Idaho; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet Wilder of Idaho and Barbara Brown of Washington; and many nieces and nephews. Interment was at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, ID. The Lakey Family & G.W. Kenaston ’56