Carla Gayle Casey passed unexpectedly on June 10, 2021 at her home in Fairwood, WA.
She was born May 21, 1964 in Missoula, MT to Bill and Joan Martin. Carla was the youngest of the Martin children joining her brother John and her sister Lori.
She grew up in Pleasant Hill, CA where she attended St. Mary's College and received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing. She found her calling in nursing, and moved to Half Moon Bay where her daughter McKenna and her son Austin joined her.
Carla met her husband Jack Casey in 2003 and it was love at first sight. Jack and Carla were married on October 7, 2006. Together with Jack, the family enjoyed camping and vacations to Mexico enjoying the all-inclusive life and snorkeling to see the underwater life.
Their children McKenna and Austin, were her true joy. She loved watching them grow into the young adults they are today. In her spare time, Carla loved to be outside gardening and tending to her Dahlias and Gerber Daisies.
While living in Lodi, Carla worked for Kaiser South Sacramento, gravitating to the palliative care unit.
She loved her work and became a strong advocate for patient rights in hospice care; a trait she brought to Washington.
Jack and Carla moved to Fairwood, WA in 2019 setting up their new home in the forest.
She is preceded in death by her father, Bill Martin; mother, Joan Martin; and her brother, John Martin.
She leaves behind her husband, Jack Casey; daughter, McKenna Hilton; son, Austin Hilton; sister, Lori Bryant; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21st at Marlatt Funeral Home, 713 Central Ave. N., Kent, WA, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Burial Park, 1005 Reiten Rd, Kent, WA, on Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that business casual attire be worn at the all services. In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests a donation be made to a friend that doesn't expect it.
There will be two celebrations in California for Carla. The first will be held Tuesday, August 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodi "Pool", 145 S. Allen Street. The second will be a Tiki Party held on Saturday, August 21 at noon at the home of Laurel Schamber. Details to follow.
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Published by Lodi-News Sentinel from Jul. 17 to Jul. 24, 2021.