Jamie Lynn Dickey – Jan 2, 1955 – Dec 30, 2012

Jamie Lynn Dickey taken too soon from this world passed on December 30, 2012 at her home in Austin, Texas after a spirited 4-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, her 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, Collin 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 donations in lieu of flowers 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.

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  1. To all the Dickey and Carothers Family,
    We are so saddened by the news of Jamie’s passing. She was so special and will be missed by all, but most of all she will be missed by her family. The picture in this obituary tells it all – her passion for life and her love of the outdoors. She will be remembered in our hearts forever. May God take care of all of you – Hugs to everyone.
    Wayne and Connie Rhodes
    Georgetown (Sun City) Texas

  2. Ansel,Audrey,Randy,Lisa,Benny&Robert
    Randy just called and told me the passing of Jamie and i’m still in shock, she was a very special girl to me and her family ,also her circle of friends. I remember meeting Jamie in 1977 and everyone made me feel apart of her family i am blessed to have known her and all of you i think of time we had and will remember it always. Bless you all Love Tom

  3. Randy, I am so sorry to read of your loss. This obituary is beautiful. May her memory never fade. God bless you and your’s.

  4. I’m both sorry and awestruck in reading one of the most beautiful obituaries I’ve ever read. So sorry to learn of the loss of your sister. My sincere condolences. I feel blessed to have read about a lady whose qualities makes me want to be a better person.

    I most definitely will stop by the Lady Bird Wildfower Sanctuary and make a donation in Jamie’s memory

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