James William Findlay 34, passed away January 16, 2019. He died from complications after having a simple out patient surgery on January 10, 2019 at St Alphonsus hospital, in Boise, Idaho.
James was born May 4, 1984 to Janice Taylor and Wayne W. Findlay in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the youngest of 9 siblings.
James was in pre-med at the College of Idaho in Caldwell for 3 years. When he was 21, he had an automobile accident, that impacted his life tremendously. James had been in constant pain since the accident. He was not able to fulfill his dream to be a doctor and help others. In death, James was able to be an organ donor and give the gift of life to two recipients. This was an honor for his family to go through this process.
James loved the outdoors and nature. James was a vegetarian because he respected the life of animals. He loved his cat Sabrina and his little min pin Bambi. He was an avid cyclist until his accident in 2003. James was highly intelligent. His mind was full of vital and non-vital information. He worked with different companies in nuclear medicine. James was humble and never boasted about his intelligence or his discoveries which were many. His goal was to give to his family and also give back to the community with his technology. He was passionate in his convictions and aspirations.
Those who knew James on a personal and business level, loved, respected and admired him. He amazed and entertained his friends and family with all of his projects and scientific gizmos. His nieces and nephews were in awe of his many talents.
James was a thoughtful and compassionate person. He was the epitome of graciousness and kindness. When he was little he was always trying to look into the future and predict just what he would be. It didn’t matter what he grew up to be, he just wanted to be happy, loving and loved. He was very much loved and will be missed more than we can imagine.
The things we see each day, we never know their value until they are cruelly snatched away. The things we take for granted: his voice, his smile, his touch. We always knew we loved him, but we never knew how much until we feel like we can take no more pain. When James was 4 years old, he told his mother. I love you so much, I could burst. The grief we feel at this time and the love we have for him, makes us feel like we could burst.
Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, failures keep you humble, success keep you glowing, but only God Keeps you going.
James was proceeded in death by both of his maternal and paternal grandparents, his mother’s brother Leon Taylor and her sister, Ethlyn Wade
He is survived by his Parents, Janice Taylor and Wayne W, Findlay, His 8 brothers and sisters, Brenda, (Maynard) Martin, Sherrie, (David) Martin, Laurie (Ryan) Ward, Angela (Jim) Deane, Janelle (Dave) Lord, Jared (Chandra) Findlay, Pam Jacobo, Wayne Alexander Findlay. His two aunts, ( Gail Fromeyer), (Barbara Malmstrom) and one uncle, Keith Taylor. James had 26 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.
Services for James will be held at the LDS Frontier Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019. The address is 11918 Ustick Road,(east of Cloverdale Rd on the left), Boise, Idaho 83713. A luncheon will be held at Dogwood Plaza, following the service, all are welcome. The address is 1755 N. Linda Vista Lane