Mary Elizabeth Bauer.
Mary Elizabeth Casey
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 29, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 6, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Seal Beach, California, United States
This time next week, we'll be worried about something else. Mom

Mom passed away in the late morning of October 6th, 2014.  She was 88 years old.  Born Mary Elizabeth Bauer on January 29th, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri, mom was the youngest child of Edna "Nee Nee" Bauer and Seymour Clarence Bauer.  She was raised in Kansas City along with her older sister and brother, Martha and John.

Toward the end of the Second World War, a childhood friend of mom's  brother came to visit the Bauer Family.   Joseph Michael ("Mike") Casey had just returned from combat duty in The Pacific.  Mike Casey was a corpsman (medic) with the Marines.  He participated in some of the first major combat action of the war, including operations at New Guinea, Guadalcanal, and Tarawa.  He was 18 years old.

It was during his visit with the Bauer family that Mike would take notice of John's "little sister," Mary, who was now a young woman.  A short time later, our mom and dad were married.  They eventually settled in Southern California.

During their years together, mom and dad would have six children.  They would experience the tragic loss of one child, Timothy Sean Casey, who passed away in 1971 at the age of 11.  Mom and Dad would live to see the rest of their children grow to adulthood.  They would eventually become grandparents to 12 grandchildren and 18+ great grandchildren.  Sadly, however, Mom would live to endure the loss of two grandchildren:  Shawna Maureen Riddell, daughter of her third child, Maureen, and Dylan Michael Casey, child of her first son Kevin and his wife Jan.

In December 1992, our dad, Joseph Michael Casey passed away.  He was 68 years old.  Mom and dad had been married 48 years.

They are both loved and greatly missed.
 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dawn Riddell-Jaramillo on 6th October 2016

"You will always be the best person that I have ever known.  Thank you for always making me feel special no matter what..I miss you"

This tribute was added by Brian Casey on 6th October 2016

"Has it really been two years already? Until we are reunited I will always remember my sweet loving Momma. I miss you so much! I wonder if they will allow me to bring a big "Whopper Burger" to you in Heaven...

So many precious memories of you."

This tribute was added by Joseph Casey on 25th November 2014

"Finally able to cry, not because I am sad, but happy. Happy that they are finally reunited. I can't imagine going 20 years without my Anna with me. I love and miss them both very much but I know I'll see them again someday. I love you mamaw and papaw!!!"

This tribute was added by Kevin Casey on 24th November 2014

"Thank's for posting this, very informative as we all remember Mary and  how she touched our lives. Glad for the few times I did get to spend with her in my childhood.

Love Ya!
Kevin Michael Casey
Oldest of Michael Joseph Casey
now Residing in Calhoun, GA."

This tribute was added by Kevin Casey on 24th November 2014

"Thank's for posting this, very informative as we all remember Mary and  how she touched our lives. Glad for the few times I did get to spend with her in my childhood.

Love Ya!
Kevin Michael Casey
Oldest of Michael Joseph Casey
now Residing in Calhoun, GA."

This tribute was added by Kelly Casey on 24th November 2014

"My mom was so kind to everyone.  One night as a teenager I was out when my best friend came looking for me because she had just had a fight with her boyfriend.  Mom saw how upset she was so she brought her in and sat her down to a big plate of spaghetti and chatted with her about her boy troubles.  It was just one of many times when my friends would say, "Your mom is so cute, so sweet".   And she was.
I love you mom."

This tribute was added by Brian Casey on 24th November 2014

"In my travels across this big old wide world, meeting just about every sort humanity has to offer, I've never known a sweeter soul. You taught me how to be forgiving and kind and to find a way to laugh even though the world seems to be crumbling all around. Our time apart will be short in the grand scheme of things. But will seem so very, very long. I know that because of God's promise and the sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ, we ALL will be together again. Oh what a reunion that will be! Filled with Laughter and tears of joy.

We will never see the like again in this world.

I love you Momma.

Brian"

This tribute was added by Maureen Riddell on 23rd November 2014

"Kevin, absolutely beautiful. Made me cry. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, song selections, Mom's infamous "line". Which God knows always made me FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!!! LOL

I miss my mommy."

This tribute was added by Kevin Casey on 23rd October 2014

"I am grateful that I was allowed to spend so many of your final days with you.  I felt as if God gave me an extra lifetime to be with you.  You left so much love with so many, many people.  And you took so much love with you.  I love you always.

Your son,

Kevin"


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