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EXETER -- Casey LeeAnne Goodwin of Exeter was taken from us on
Thursday March, 13, 2003, by a drunk driver.
Reed and Lynne Goodwin brought Casey into the world on Oct. 26,
1982, in Hayward, Calif., and she continued to fill their lives with
incredible joy everyday thereafter.
Casey was raised and educated in the closeknit community of Exeter,
Calif. She enjoyed every aspect of attending Exeter High School,
graduating in 2000. She was active in Friday Night Live, ASB and
community service. Casey served on the California Youth Council for
three years and interned with the California Friday Night Live
Partnership. She was a four-year varsity swimmer and water polo
player and two-year MVP. In pursuit of her teaching credential and
lifelong dream, Casey attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo
where she also played water polo and formed many wonderful
Casey was more than a sister to her brothers Christopher and Kyle
and sister Kellie. She was their cheerleader, best friend and
guiding star. The love that they shared was like a circle that you
wanted to join, yet you knew it was theirs alone. at
preschool and continuing into college. Robin Crookshanks, Allyson
Eddy, Scott Montgomery, Garth Gipson, Dustin Hall, Evan McMillan and
other special people, were part of her. She gave her heart to Ryan
Casey was blessed with many lifelong friendships that started in the
When we think of Casey we will remember her enthusiasm for life, her
love of family and friends, her sweet spirit and beautiful being.
Casey's life was rich with the love of her grandparents Frank and
Lou Viola, John and Anne Baker, Reed and Doreen Goodwin and Dianna
Thornsborough. She was adored by her aunts and uncles Laura and
Steve Preciado, Leslie and Sean Pennington, Diane and Barry Sudbury,
Joe and Wind Goodwin, Jim Goodwin, April Pagel and Vivian and Rich
Weaver. She was the oldest of many loving cousins.
lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Casey Goodwin
memorial fund, P.O. Box 601 Exeter, Ca 93221.
Casey's life was celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the
Visalia First Assembly of God Church on the corner of Caldwell
Avenue and Akers Street. Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel,
Originally published Saturday,
March 15, 2003
Obituaries - Saturday, March 15, 2003,