Jacob Aaron Laudie passed away on 4 August, 2020 at his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was born 13 July 1976, an identical twin, and is one of seven children.
He was educated at Overland Park, Kansas, and Olathe, Kansas schools, served a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil, then graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU he received his doctorate in dentistry at UMKC in Kansas City. He has had a thriving dental practice in Lee’s Summit.
He married Jennifer Westhoff on 7 June 2006 in Nauvoo, Illinois. They are the parents of four children: Natalie, Cliff, Hailey, and Jansen. He loved and treasured his family and valued time spent with them
Jacob’s other interests included bicycling, skiing, kite-boarding, and more recently, piloting a plane. Having a generous spirit, he also loved to serve and help others, demonstrated in the many capacities in which he served at church. He especially loved to help the youth. He was known for his energy and enthusiasm and his interest in other people.
Besides his wife and children, his survivors include his parents, Lois Cole Laudie and Bob Laudie, and his six siblings: Adam (Teresa), Enoch (Beverly), Jared (Rebecca), Seth (Emily), Joseph (Tara), and Sonya (John) Shelley. Other survivors are his 32 nieces and nephews, 3 grand-nephews, 13 aunts and uncles (including spouses), and many first cousins.
A viewing will be held Sunday evening, 7-9 p.m., at 12700 SE Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO at Longview Funeral Home. The capacity is limited due to Covid-19, so we ask that you have a brief bereavement of 5-10 minutes inside before more reflection and conversation upon exiting the building.
In person funeral services are limited to family only, but the funeral will be able to be viewed via Facebook Live at Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery facebook page (www.facebook.com/longviewfuneralhome) on Monday, August 10th at 12 noon. Soon thereafter, his services will be available to view anytime at longviewfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the Laudie family invites you to donate to the Jacob Laudie Dental Mission Charitable Trust Fund. All proceeds go directly to the support of future dental mission trips to developing countries.
Jacob’s journal- Feb 24, 2008
Have you ever loved someone and seen your efforts fall by the wayside? Extended your concern, but got batted down? Should I even try again? Is it worth it? Sometimes we do not ever know the results of our efforts to love and serve, but the [Lord] reassures us, at least on a personal note, that that which we send out will return again unto us after this life. Our love and service is not in vain, but somehow shapes and becomes a part of us until perhaps we possess the whole of charity. Filled with that love. Restored to that love if we gave of that love in this life. We may feel rundown, worn out, trodden, but someday we will be restored to happiness and righteousness.
Jacob’s notes from “Endure it Well,” about Dan Lilenquist plane crash Feb 8, 2012
The only lasting tragedy is sin. We will all die one way or another, whether it will be at 90, or young in an accident… regardless, it will feel like a short time on earth. Pain fades and the memory of pain fades with time. No act of kindness is wasted.