CAROL ANN BUFFINGTON CASEY passed away gracefully on a full moon lit evening in Wickenburg, Arizona on September 28, 2023. She was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on December 20, 1933.
Carol spent the first chapters of her life in Southern California and her last 24 years in Arizona. She travelled globally and lived overseas for a time in Japan, Europe and Australia.
Her educational experience included the University of Oregon, California State University at Long Beach, California School of Professional Psychology. Her work life included Motherhood, Counselor, Off Road Race Promoter, Appraiser, Investor, Realtor and Property Manager. She worked up until 4 months of her life.
Carol lived her life in such a way that gained her admiration and respect for her confident and straight forward style. Always up for an adventure or opportunity for fun she inspired others to live larger and boldly. Carol was a curious life long learner, honest and forthright business person, loving family member and loyal friend. She lived with freedom and gained even more when she took God up on his kind offer of eternal life through faith in his son Jesus. An avid bird lover since childhood, Carol earned her private pilot’s license when her children were in preschool. Now she flies with the angels and dances on very real streets of gold. Recently she was aptly described as an authentic woman in a sea of ordinary. She was revered and adored by many for that unique strength of personhood. Carol will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
Carol leaves behind her brother, James K. Buffington (Colleen) and children Shaun Casey (Paula), Shannon Casey and Lisa Offner, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and an array of beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents Darwin Garner ‘Binks’ Buffington and Lena Evelyn Knox Buffington, sister Darlene Ruttman and brother Darwin ‘Buff’ Buffington.
A private Celebration of Life is being held at Wickenburg Golf Club.