Jamie Lynn Dickey taken too soon from this world passed on December 30, 2012 at her home in Austin, Texas after a spirited four-year battle with cancer. She was born January 2, 1955 in Houston, Texas.
Jamie lived a full life. She traveled, enjoyed, and cherished the natural beauty of the world. One of her favorite places was the Grand Canyon which, with her husband Steve, she hiked into, crossed rim to rim, rafted, and camped numerous times. They enjoyed the outdoors together and they traveled the world, diving, biking, and hiking. Jamie saw the open sky and earth and called it home. Everyone who knew her truly believes that she will live on forever in our hearts and minds. Jamie will be mostly remembered for her love of life, compassion for others, strength of character, raw intelligence, and fortitude. Many friends and family members wonderfully benefited from her wisdom, mentoring and generosity. She taught us how to live, and over the past four years, she taught us how to pass from this world with dignity and grace.
Jamie earned a degree in Environmental Design at the University of Houston in 1980. Professionally, Jamie had a large impact in the designing of commercial and residential properties, and she leaves her impeccable flair in the homes she designed and oversaw the construction of, both in Austin and Flagstaff.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ansel Dickey. She is survived by her mother Audrey (Gilbert) Dickey, husband Steven Carothers, son Ryan Jones, step children Tanner, Kenny and Cooper Carothers, Carol Kennedy, her sister Lisa (Dickey) Boecker, brothers, Randell Dickey and Benny Dickey, nephews, Colin Boecker, Sean Dickey, Austin Dickey and niece Jaculine Boecker. Jamie will be incredibly missed by her six grandchildren (Grace, Jacob, Sophie, Justine, Kevin and Sadie), to whom she was lovingly referred to as Tutu. Jamie leaves behind many additional relatives, her "Tribe" of close friends in Austin, Flagstaff, and beyond---friends too numerous to count as she made lasting friendships with almost everyone she met.
Jamie has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to one of her favorite places, either the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin or the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.
A celebration of Jamie's life full-lived will be held at ten o'clock in the morning on January 4, 2013, at Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.