Jak Cheney

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Jak Oscar Cheney
December 17, 1995 - November 13, 2015
Jak Oscar Cheney, 19, of Caldwell, precious son, selfless brother and cherished grandchild passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at St. Luke's hospital in Boise. Jak was born December 17, 1995 in Boise, Id. to Todd and Keely Cheney. Jak was so excited to meet his older brother Max, that he arrived 6 weeks early. Jak had difficulties at birth that resulted in his diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Despite his diagnosis, Jak continually surprised everyone with his ability to thrive and grow. With the addition of his younger brother Wil, Jak was constantly entertained by two ornery loving brothers; whether it was 4 wheelin in his wheelchair or singing at the top of their lungs to his favorite Rolling Stones song, he loved his brothers. Jak also enjoyed going to school. He was very social and loved interacting with his classmates and teachers. One of his favorite things to do was to tell knock knock jokes on his communication device. Jak had a great laugh and often laughed at his own jokes. Jak made friends everywhere his mom, dad and brothers took him; from the rodeo grounds to the baseball diamond and of course the football field. He was his brothers' biggest fan.
Although Jak may have appeared frail, he possessed strength, perseverance and the ability to overcome incredible odds and challenges. With Jak's passing his life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss him everyday, especially his beautiful smile and fantastic laugh, he will forever remain in our hearts. Through the way he lived life, we were able to create wonderful memories.
Jak's family is thankful for the compassion and kindness he received from doctors, nurses and other staff at St. Luke's hospital in Boise.
Jak's special needs condition gave his family the opportunity to meet many wonderful people.
Jak is survived by his parents, Todd and Keely, brothers Max and Wil, grandparents Wayne and Joe Marie Cheney and Terry Crofts. Also many special Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Jak was preceded in death by his Grandma Lynne, whom he had a joyful reunion with at his passing.
A visitation will be held Thursday, November 19, from 7 to 8:30 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. The funeral services will be Friday, November 20 at 11:00 am both at 23644 Old Hwy 30. Interment will be at Middleton Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 17, 2015