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Casey (KC) Eugene Hanscam

July 31, 1989 - October 19, 2015

A celebration of life was Friday, December 18, at Sweet Home Christian Church; 1825 Long Street, Sweet Home. A graveside service followed at Lewis Cemetery in Foster. The family will honor Casey’s memory with a endowment with the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest and appreciate donations be made to the Casey Eugene Hanscam Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Casey Eugene Hanscam, 26, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away October 19, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a fall while free climbing at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Casey was born July 31, 1989 in Lebanon, Oregon to Steven and Adele (Lang) Hanscam. He shared his birthday with his grandfather, Mervin Hanscam, and also thought it was cool to share his birthday with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliff), as well.

He attended Hawthorne Elementary School, Sweet Home Junior High School, and Sweet Home High School where he graduated in 2007. He was a fourth-generation graduate. He duel-enrolled at Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College.

While in high school, Casey was captain of the soccer team (his favorite sport), a pole vaulter on the track and field team, a cross country participant, and a member of the state championship wrestling team in 2006. He earned the Coach’s Award for Soccer in 2005 and 2006 and the Coach’s Award for Track and Field in 2006. He joined the Portland-to-Coast Relay Team for two years and continued running as an adult.

Casey was a member of the Sweet Home Christian Church where he played the drums in the gospel band. He enjoyed a diverse genre of music. In December of 2006, as a member of Troop 362 of the Boy Scouts of America, he achieved his Eagle Scout rank upon completing the exterior restoration of the American Legion Post 133 in Sweet Home. Casey loved the great outdoors and being active. His interests included hiking, snowboarding, camping, playing soccer, and just hanging out with friends and family. He enjoyed everything from hiking the South Sister in Bend to surfing the Pacific Ocean in California. He was always up for the next adventure! One of his favorite pastimes was reading. Casey had found the perfect job working at Amber Unicorn Books in Las Vegas where he was able to use his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for literature. He loved his job and the people he worked with. Casey was always the eternal optimist and had a permanent smile on his face.

Casey is survived by: his mother, Adele Hanscam; father, Steven Hanscam, and wife, Danielle; his younger brother, Kyle; maternal grandparents, Rex and Sharon (Renoud) Livezey; and paternal grandparents, Mervin Hanscom and wife, Alice. On his mother’s side, Casey is survived by: his Aunt Joan (Livezey) Stueve and family; Uncle Jay Lang and family; Uncle Tim Livezey and family; and Uncle Todd Livezey and family. On his father’s side, Casey is survived by his Uncle Ben and Aunt Chris (Hanscam) Dahlenburg and family and Uncle Thomas and Aunt Suzanne (Hanscam) Aschinger.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Hanscam.

A celebration of life was Friday, December 18, at Sweet Home Christian Church; 1825 Long Street, Sweet Home. A graveside service followed at Lewis Cemetery in Foster. The family will honor Casey’s memory with a endowment with the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest and appreciate donations be made to the Casey Eugene Hanscam Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.