Chad James Casey |

Chad James Casey

Montrose resident Chad James Casey, 31, passed away April 14, 2007, at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Chad was born Feb. 10, 1976, in Denver, to Patrick and Jennifer (Burke) Casey. Chad grew up in Parachute and attended Grand Valley schools. He grew up with his older brother Travis. They shared a great love for each other, even sharing the same birthday. Chad worked as a heavy equipment operator and ranch hand. He was an outgoing, outspoken, persistent young man. In fact, if someone said it couldn’t be done, that only encouraged him to do it. He married Dawn Alison Potter in Cedaredge. To their union was born a daughter, Aubrey Helen, who was his pride and joy.Chad would always lend an ear and he was always just “there.” He helped anyone he possibly could, and never met a stranger. Chad loved the outdoors and if there was a mud hole, he found it.Survivors include his wife; daughter; parents; brother Travis (Diana Bernklau) Casey of Rifle; nephew and niece Alexandria Casey and Kolton Casey; grandfather James Burke of Rock Port, Mo.; grandmother Jackie Casey of Buena Vista; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.A memorial service was held April 19 at Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors Chapel. A memorial fund has been established at Alpine Bank for Aubrey Casey.

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