CASEY CHRISTEEN HUNTER
8/24/2006 ~ 7/30/2009
Casey Christeen Hunter passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, OR. She was born on August 24, 2006 in Vancouver, WA.
Even though she was only on this earth for a short time, she touched many people. She had a special way about her that made people smile. Casey enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and trying to keep up with her big sister, Rowan. Casey was always such a happy little girl. She enjoyed being outdoors, and also really loved dogs especially her stuffed dog "Pepper." Everyone who knew her appreciated how she was so "Casey." She was very polite and continued to be her adorable, loving self, even during her recent hospital visits. Although diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in June, Casey's death was sudden and unexpected. She will be missed forever by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived at home by her parents, Holly (Gillespie) Hunter and Craig Hunter II; and her older sister, Rowan Hunter. Casey is also survived by her grandparents, Joy and Vern Earhart; grandfather, Craig Hunter; aunt, Kendall Freeman; aunt, Cristi (Rick) Dahlstrom; and cousins, Jordan, Jocelyn, Austin, Zach, and Brandon. She is also survived by her Papa and Nana, Al and Sundii Gillespie; uncle, Geoff Gillespie; uncle, Ryan J. Gillespie; as well as cousins, Elliott, Celia, Samantha, and Allie. Casey also is survived by her great-grandmother, Wilma Gillespie; as well as numerous other well loved family members and friends.
If you would like to provide additional support to the Hunter Family in their time of need, Casey's parents have established an educational needs account for Casey's sister, Rowan, at www.caseyhunter.com.
For those of you wishing to further celebrate Casey's life, memorial services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens (1101 NE 112th Ave., in Vancouver) on Wed. August 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.