16, 2014, in Farmington. He was born Aug. 16, 1994, to Robert Wayne Lake Jr. and Christina Mae Rich, in Farmington. He was born to the Lake Settlers of Waterflow.
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He graduated in May of 2013. He loved all kinds of music, outdoors, camping, fishing, traveling, hiking and taking on new adventures. He had a passion for riding motorcycles and ATVs. James was involved in sports (soccer, basketball, football and wrestling) and played the trumpet in high school. He was in the 4-H Club and showed lambs, pigs and a steer. He also did ceramics and leather crafts. James loved to ride horses and even the steers. He loved the ocean and dolphins. He was loved by all of us and will be truly missed.
James is survived by his parents, Wayne Lake and Christina and John Rich; brother Steven Jackson; sisters Brittany Lake and Shyla Jackson; grandparents, Robert and Linda Lake and Steve and Joy Gore; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, at Salmon Park in Bloomfield, behind Durango Joe's. Pastor Boyd Morerod will officiate.
A reception will follow in the park.
Memorial contributions may be made to James Tyler Lake Memorial Fund at Citizen's Bank.
James' care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington St. in Farmington, 505-327-5142. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Cope Memorial Chapel
404 West Arrington Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from July 23 to July 31, 2014