My beautiful boy, Casey Joseph Ottley, passed away on Nov. 11 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, surrounded by the family and friends who loved him. He was 25 years old.
Casey was born on Jan. 7, 1988 in Ogden, Utah, to Aimee Dawn Ottley and Daniel Joseph Albert.
Casey was raised in Evanston for most of his life until he and his mother moved to Chandler, Ariz., in 1999. He attended schools in Evanston during his youth and later at Hamilton High and Desert Vista High School in Arizona.
Casey was a physical fitness enthusiast and enjoyed being in the gym. One of the things he was most proud of was being a personal trainer. He enjoyed helping people be their personal best.
Casey had big dreams and felt that anything was possible. He wanted to experience everything in life. Casey had a smile with infectious dimples that won the hearts of anyone who met him, especially the girls.
Casey also had a great love of music. He was able to name songs and artists from many genres across time, because he was raised on music.
Family was very important to Casey. He was exceptionally close to his grandpa, Bob Ottley, who was his closest father figure. The loss of his grandpa three years ago has been difficult for Casey.
His friends were also a very important part of Casey’s life. He loved each and every one of them. My boy had a heart of gold and would have given his last article of clothing to someone who needed it.
I always knew that Casey was the most important person in my life. I am touched to have heard from so many of his friends that he felt the same of me. As his mother, it warms my heart to read all the social media postings of how loved Casey was. I am not the only one who feels his loss.
Casey was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert “Bob” Ottley.
He is survived by his mother Aimee Ottley, father Russ Green, sister MaKaelie Green, grandma Sandra Ottley, uncles Parke (Kelley) Ottley, Todd (Lottie) Ottley and aunt Chris (Mike) Eastman and cousins Cody, Tuesdey, Sam, Bobbi, Darbie, Tyler, Kelsey, Amanda, Jessica, Jordan and extended family and friends in Nebraska.
Casey is also survived by his additional family Dave and Diana Majors and their children Bryce Scanlon, Wes Scanlon, Joannah Scanlon Smith and Jimmy Majors. Wes and Casey have been best friends since second grade. They became the brothers they never had. They have a bond that has spanned all time.
Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Historic Evanston Roundhouse at 2 p.m. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. A viewing will also be held on Friday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Crandall Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery.
An account in Casey’s memory has been set up at Trona Valley Community Credit Union to help the family with medical expenses.