Carl Byron Casey

Carl Byron Casey crossed to the “other side” on June 27. He was 96 years old.

Carl Byron Casey crossed to the “other side” on June 27. He was 96 years old. He died peacefully at his shared family home.

Carl was born to Dwight S and Ada Belle (Willis) Casey, on Dec. 16, 1925, in Yakima, Washington. Carl spent his boyhood in Aberdeen, until the family moved to Melbourne on the south bank of the Chehalis. He often shared stories about his maternal grandparents, Sherman and Phoebe Willis, and their farm on Preacher’s Slough. He attended school in Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Melbourne and Montesano. He played high school football.

Carl loved hunting, camping and airplanes. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the LST 606, in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he mostly drove log truck, for W.H. Abel to Weyerhaeuser.

In 1950, he married Mary Margaret Fox and immediately embraced being “Dad” to her two daughters Judy and Kay Rock. Two more kids were added, Tom and Molly Casey.

In 1963, the family moved to 50 acres on the Middle Fork of the Satsop, and Carl hired on with Simpson Timber Company at Grisdale until Alaska called his name.

He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union #302, and worked on major projects, most notably the Wynoochee Dam, and the Alaska pipeline.

Carl and Margaret moved to Alaska, 1975, for the finalizing of the Alaska pipe line. They fell in love with Alaska and its people. Carl hired on with Alaska Fish and Game. He remained on the Kenai Peninsula until his retirement.

In 2013, with heavy heart, they left Alaska after 38 years to have the help they required in their daughter’s home in Shelton, Washington.

Carl is was preceded in death by his brother Bill Casey, his sister Gladys Casey, wife Margaret Casey, (all former residence of Montesano) his stepdaughter Judy, her husband John Parmenter, and his son-in-law, Bill Bowen (also of Montesano). He is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and 10 plus great grand-children.