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Casey Haldeman

Casey Haldeman, 27, found peace Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

He entered this world Dec. 28, 1990, in Carlsbad, born to Victor “Charles” and Kandy Haldeman.

Casey’s sharp mind allowed him to teach himself many skills, such as building and repairing computers and fine-tuning them to do exactly what he needed, reloading shells, cooking challenging and delicious dishes, fishing, and gardening and grafting trees and plants.

When he found what he wanted to do, he researched it and expected complete success. That focus on any project meant nothing got in his way.

Casey also had a wickedly funny sense of humor and could rattle off lines from any episode of “Family Guy.” He loved good satire and its subtleties. Anime and the study of Japanese culture was like oxygen for him, too; he so wanted to get to Japan.

We will remember Casey and his hopes and dreams for a better future.

Survivors include his mother, Kandy Haldeman; father Charles Haldeman; aunt Wendy Lee; the cousins who gave him such joy: Teagan Jones of Lubbock, Texas, Kailee Kocks and husband Anthony of Midland, Texas, and Amber Scott, husband Brandon, and their three boys of Bellavista, Ark.; relatives and friends who loved him; and his buddy, dog Lucky.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Victor and Dorothy Haldeman, and Robert Lee and Jeanette Lee; and his uncle, Chris Rager.

“How I wish, how I wish you were here / We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl / Year after year / Running over the same old ground / What have we found / The same old fear / Wish you were here” (“Wish You Were Here,” David Gilmour and Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, 1975)

No formal memorial is planned at this time. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Brain Research Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.