Jaydie Lynn King, After a hard fought battle, our dearest Jaydie Lynn King returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, the 23rd day of November, 2005. She was surrounded by her adoring family and in the loving care of nurses and doctors at the Phoenix Children's Hospital. Jaydie was an absolute angel throughout her brief life. We enjoyed her infectious personality, her giving spirit and her wonderful sense of humor in our home for eight glorious years. Throughout her illness, she has literally touched thousands of lives. Jaydie was diagnosed with a brain tumor seven months ago and has since raised thousands of dollars in contributions and awareness about pediatric cancer and tumors through TEAM JAYDIE, a foundation she formed. Throughout her life, she has shown amazing concern for others. It became even more apparent during her sickness as she demonstrated tremendous compassion for other sick children around her. She made sure that she always brought gifts to share with others in the Clinic with her. Beyond that, she was concerned about her parents and other family members and how her sickness affected them. Even as her suffering became unbearable, she never complained about anything and remained cheerful and positive; she was the essence of courage and more. Jaydie has set a high standard for us to live up to. As a child, she provided an everlasting example of what is good and right. We will miss her, but find tremendous peace in the knowledge of where she has gone. We love you, baby girl. Jaydie is survived by her father, mother, younger sister, baby brother and a multitude of extended family and faithful admirers. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 325 W. Coral Gables Drive, on Tuesday, November 29, 2005. The viewing will begin at 10:00am with services starting at 11:00am. In Jaydie's honor, donations can be made to the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation, 1920 E. Cambridge Ave., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ, 85006 or The Make-a-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 North Central Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Arrangements entrusted to Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 480-991-5800.
Published by The Arizona Republic on Nov. 28, 2005.