Jaime Lynn Cairns
October 25, 1981 – June 13, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Jaime Lynn Cairns, 38, of Visalia, CA announces her passing on June 13, 2020 following a stroke. Jaime was born on October 25, 1981 to Tim and Debbie Thomas in Visalia. Always the hometown girl, she attended Veva Blunt Elementary, Green Acres Middle School and Redwood High School, where she was a cheerleader. She went on to study at College of the Sequoias before taking a job at Lane Engineers. Jaime later became a teller at Tucoemas Credit Union where she met the love of her life. In 2001, Jaime met Doug Cairns and they became inseparable from that point on. They married in 2005 and had their first child, Jackson, in 2012. Their second child, Clarice, was born in 2015. When Jackson was still very young, Jaime decided that she would home-school her children. She put her whole heart into the nurturing and teaching of her children, whom she loved so much. Jaime was passionate about food and cooking and spent countless hours preparing delicious “taste treat sensations” for her family. Jaime deeply loved her family first and foremost and is survived by her loving husband Doug, her children, Jackson and Clarice; parents, Tim and Debbie Thomas; brother, Andrew Thomas; grandparents, Lyle and Carol Carr and in-laws Bill and Juanita Cairns. Also, sister-in-law Caitlyn Brock (Austin), brother-in-law Greg Cairns, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and very dear friend Alicia Erwin Grim. A Graveside Service will be held at Visalia Public Cemetery District 1300 W. Goshen Ave., Vsialia, CA on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00 am. Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
- Douglas Cairns, Husband
- Debbie Thomas, Mother
- Tim Thomas, Father
Friday, June 26, 2020
Jaime Lynn Cairns
June 24, 2020
My heart breaks with the family. I was Jaime's second grade teacher at Veva Blunt School and as I look at her picture now I can still see the beautiful face she had back then. She was a great student, always well behaved and we had a great relationship. My students became my kids and that is how the relationship went. I loved them very much. I have such great memories and can only imagine that her children are remarkable just as she was. I am praying for all of you and know that one day you will see and be with her again. Love always, Judy (Mrs. Stahl)
June 23, 2020
Jaime and her family lived across the street from us when our kids were in their early years of grammar school. Our street was full of kids of the same ages. Most of them congregated at Thomas House. Jaime was Ms. Social. She’d make sure Thomas House was always full of kids in their pool and front yard. On one particular late afternoon and hot day, Jaime found the perfect opportunity to come over and invite our girls to make pies, mud pies! The outcome was messy, but hilarious. Our girls were reluctant to get into the mud, but young Jaime was encouraging and confident in showing our girls that it was okay to get really dirty and how fun it was to successfully make pies, a lifelong memory.
June 18, 2020
Jaimie was not our own daughter, but she was the closest thing to being mine. When Doug brought her home the first time I saw how smitten he was. They became almost immediately inseparable. I loved Jaime's casual demeanor, her beautiful smile, and especially the way she loved my son. I will forever cherish the memories of all of our good times together. She is gone, but her beautiful face shines through the eyes of her sweet children. Fly free sweet butterfly.