James ‘Casey’ McGinnis | AspenTimes.com

James ‘Casey’ McGinnis

A celebration in memory of the life of James “Casey” McGinnis will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 Crystal Circle in Carbondale. Everyone who knew Casey is invited to attend.

Casey McGinnis passed away peacefully on the night of Jan. 29, 2009, in his hometown of Breckenridge. He was there living with lifelong mentor and friend Reid Larch and also preparing himself for his next life challenge of devoting the next three years of his life to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Casey was born on Dec. 8, 1974, in Waco, Texas, to Linda White but shortly thereafter moved to Breckenridge where he spent his childhood and teenage years with stepfather, Andrew Ward. Casey is survived in life by his grandmother, Vivian Collins; mother, Linda White; his stepfather, Andrew Ward; a sister, Tracy Jaramillo; a brother in law, Luis Jaramillo and two beautiful young nieces and two non-familial brothers, Quinn Whitten and Seth Gates. Casey is proceeded in death by childhood friends, Jason Butler and Mikey Meirick.

Casey shared his love and joy for life with all he touched. He was an extremely talented artisan, a hard-working master craftsman, a true outdoorsman and most of all a true friend that you only find once in a lifetime. Thanks to that, Casey has left a legacy that will be carried on for generations to come.

Casey, we love and miss you now and forever.

In lieu of flowers please contact Quinn Whitten to make any donations to the family at 970-274-0987.

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