Former Durango resident Marilyn Casey died of a heart attack Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at The Lodge in Colorado Springs. She was 60.
Ms. Casey was born to Phillip and Marie Mazzeo on Dec. 9, 1952, in Glendale, Calif. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1971. She moved to Durango in 1976.
In 1980, she married Randy Casey in Durango. The couple had a daughter together before the marriage ended in divorce.
Ms. Casey worked at Lori’s Family Dining for 21 years and at Miller Middle and Riverview Elementary schools as the kitchen manager for many years. She also worked at Farquahrt’s at Purgatory Ski Area.
“She was a worker,” her family said. “She lived to work.”
Mrs. Casey had lived in Colorado Springs for the last four years.
“Marilyn loved her grandbabies, her house, her friends and her life companion and best friend, Darrel Bahr,” her family said. “She was a very positive person who loved rock ’n’ roll and having fun with her friends. There are lots of memories of Lake Powell, camping, trips to Mexico, dancing and enjoying people.”
Mrs. Casey is survived by her daughter, Amber Casey of Durango; companion, Darrel Bahr of Durango; brother, Phillip Mazzeo of Burbank, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Cremation will occur. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Hood Mortuary Chapel, 1261 East Third Avenue in Durango.