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Ayla Ivy-Nichole Lake

October 30, 2004 — July 24, 2022

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”- Albus Dumbledore

Ayla Ivy-Nichole Lake, beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, friend, and Slytherin member, returned to her Heavenly Father to begin her next great adventure on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Primary Children’s Hospital surrounded by her mud blood family. 

“But know this; the ones that love us never really leave us.” – Sirius Black

Ayla was born October 30, 2004 in Pocatello, Idaho to her mother, Tenaya K Bolton, and was the oldest of 6 children.

When Ayla wasn't practicing spells or learning about potions at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was forced back to muggle life, she attended elementary schools in Pocatello, ID Green River, WY and Montpelier, ID.  She attended middle school in Montpelier, ID and high school at Highland High School and ICON Academy in Pocatello, ID.  She planned on attending college at Boise State University after she graduated from high school and Hogwarts.

She loved all kinds of artistic expression. She was a member of the Highland Lassies dance team, acted in many theatrical productions, made countless costumes that she both designed and constructed, had an amazing singing voice, sketched numerous amazing pictures both digitally and on paper and generally made the world a brighter, happier place for all who knew her.  She wanted to attend acting school and hoped to one day be in some Disney shows.

“We do not need magic to transform the world.  We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” -J.K. Rowling

Ayla loved to read and one of her favorites was the Harry Potter series. She was an avid Harry Potter fan, thoroughly immersing herself in the storyline and bringing it to life in her day-to-day world by talking with and informing muggles (non-wizard people) about the intricacies of the wizard world.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore

She was a friend to many and loved by all. There were no strangers to Ayla.  She had a smile for everyone and reached out to all around her in genuine friendship.  She could always be found talking to people who were shy or reserved and pulling them into whatever activity she was involved in, or just genuinely talking to them and making them feel like the most important person in the world during those moments.

“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” - Albus Dumbledore

She was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her mother, Tenaya K Green, step-dad Dean Mickelson; her siblings, AnnaMarie, Aydan, Anaya, Gunner, and Addysin; her grandparents, John/Jackie Gilpin and John Lake; her aunts and uncles, Taigen Bolton, Tasheena Russom, Taesia Lowry, Matt/Tessa Buckingham, and Tia Larson; many cousins including Ethan, Elijah, Emeri, Eliana, Myrikal, Malaki, Maelee, Ben, Darius, Jade, Zeke, Zayden, Zedhikiss, Zaryk, Carmen; her step-father Mike Green and her father Andrew Lake.

She is preceded in death by her great grandparents William/Carma Sant and Gordon/Elaine Bolton, grandmother Leslie English and her cousin Makadan Russom.

The family would like to thank everyone for their help and kindness through this time.

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” –Albus Dumbledore

Funeral Services will be held in Ayla’s honor on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Hall LDS Church building.  The family will receive friends on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilks Funeral Home, and then again for one hour prior to the services at the church.  Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Pocatello, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation at Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union to an account set up in Ayla Lake's name to help cover expenses. 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the “Tribute Wall” tab above.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 5, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Fort Hall LDS Church

Pocatello, ID

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Funeral Ceremony

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Fort Hall LDS Church

Pocatello, ID


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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

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