Lucas Richard Fahey (a.k.a. Dad, Luke, Uncle Lukey), May 12, 1982, to August 10, 2023, 41 years old, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
On August 10, 2023, Lucas entered heaven the way he lived his life. While it was unexpected, he had a great day, felt the wind on his skin, didn’t hold back, rode into the moonlight, and gained his wings.
From the day Lucas was born, he lived life on his own terms. Just ask his parents, they have the gray hairs to prove it. He loved life intensely, loved God even more, was strong, brave, adventurous, and would have given anyone the shirt off of his back. He also spoke a lot about the beauty of heaven and was very curious of what it would be like.
Lucas was born in Puyallup, Washington in the same place his father was born. Lucas was a sickly infant and lived in his mom’s arms for the first two years of his life. Growing up, he was the best snuggler!
Until he was 10, he lived on a farm with his family. When his family picked up and moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1991, Lucas quickly became a beach-loving, snowboarding, all-North Idaho boy. He attended Canfield Middle School and Coeur d’Alene High School.
Surprise! At just 18 years old, Jessica and Lucas brought Stormy Winter Fahey into this world. It was a unique and challenging time in his life when he worked hard to support his young, growing family. Just 14 months later, Lucas and Jessica brought Serenity Rain Fahey into this world. He adored and loved those girls more than anything and anyone.
After some time, Lucas began attending electrical trade school at North Idaho Workforce Training Center and gave becoming an electrician his all. He excelled at his trade and worked hard, eventually leading to co owning a company and owning his own company, both with elite clientele.
In 2010, Lucas and Nikki brought Kolten Paul Fahey into the world. Lucas continued putting being an amazing dad above all else and gave what he could to his kids. He wanted so much for them to be able to face anything, have a sense of adventure, and enjoy life. He was their rock!
Lucas faced life head-on and was unafraid of anything as he was armed with Jesus Christ at his side. He was laid back and went with the flow, supporting and helping those around him. If it came to the love of others, he could leave his laid-back mode and defend them in an instant. For many, he was the first call when help was needed.
Rock climbing with his daughters, nephews, and friends, hiking, backpacking, playing frisbee golf, hanging out at the beach sunbathing, snowboarding, learning new things, and reading the bible were all things Lucas enjoyed. Above all else, he enjoyed a good meal with great friends and music. Lucas was one to stop and smell the roses and enjoy life from a young age.
Lucas would want us all to remember him with love, laughter, and smiles rather than tears. If he could voice something to us all today, I could imagine him telling us, “Leave it to God, this was his plan.” He would want us to find comfort in knowing he is flying high, free from societal B.S. rules, and in the arms of God. Lucas was one of a kind and here for a reason and a season. While there will always be a hole in our hearts, he will be deeply loved forever and never forgotten.
Lucas is survived by his children, Stormy, Serenity, and Kolten Fahey, his grandparents, Marlene Scott and William Richard Scott, his parents, Thomas and Becky Fahey, his brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Kalie Buroker, his sister, Sarah Fahey, and his nieces and nephews: Callen, Bria, Aria, Finn, and Kian. He is also survived by many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, countless other family members, and friends that considered him family, a brother, and a mentor.
A very good friend’s mom and a second mom to Lucas went to heaven four days after Lucas. Prior to her departure, she let us all know she would take care of him for us. Additionally, his nephew dog, Oliver left this world a week after Lucas, and is sure to be a good guard dog at Lucas’s side until we meet again. Rest in peace Lucas Richard Fahey, Cindy Dupuis, and Oliver Sawyer Aga. We love you all so much!
In lieu of flowers, as a tribute to his love for nature and being natural, we request donations be made to The Arbor Day Foundation, https://shop.arborday.org/campaign/reforestation-donation/give.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Hayden Bible Church on September 2nd at 11am, 209 East Miles Avenue, Hayden Idaho. There will be a reception and large celebration of life to follow at Ben and Kalie Buroker’s property, 385 East Miles Avenue, Hayden Idaho. In true Lucas-style, shoes are optional at the reception! Please reach out if accommodations are a struggle as we have several areas people can stay. Lodging in the general Coeur d’Alene area would be convenient.