Celestial Dove Cassman
(1976 - 2011)

Celestial Dove Cassman

June 15, 1976

September 1, 2011

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A memorial service will be held SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 3:00pm. The memorial will take place at LIGHHOUSE POINT located at 701 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA. Due to the amount of people expected to attend the Memorial in honor of Celestial's life please plan to arrive early to make sure you have adequate time to park and make your way to the memorial site. We are also requesting that all the ladies wear a flower in their hair in honor of Celestial.

A beautiful soul is never forgotten. Where there are happy memories, there will always be love. We will mourn the loss of such an amazing, bright, loving and generous human being. Her precious light will endure through the good she did in life and all who loved her. We will never forget Dove.

Celestial Summer Dove Cassman, 35, beloved daughter, sister, grand-daughter, niece, auntie, friend, colleague, artist and philanthropist, died unexpectedly while vacationing in Hawaii on the island of Maui on September 1, 2011.

Celestial, or “Dove”, as family call her, enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends. She appreciated the beauty of nature and especially loved the beach. Some of her favorite past-times included cooking, yoga, walking on the beach, riding her bike, learning to surf and paddle board, writing, drawing and creating art. Dove especially enjoyed creating and making thoughtful, hand-made gifts for loved ones.

She could often be seen pedaling her bicycle or riding her pink motor scooter to work, complete with high heels, business suit and a flower in her hair. Dove was so very special, had a passion for life and was a joy to be around. She loved animals and cared sweetly for her two cats.

Celestial Summer Dove is survived by her mother, Deborah Bevington & Alex Newfield, Sr. of Lake County, CA, and father, Ken Cassman & Susan Cassman of Oceanside, CA. She is also survived by her devoted sisters Crystal, Charity, Shawnee, Jessica and Marissa, as well as her grandparents Mary Ellen & Alan Cassman of Los Angeles. Additionally, she is survived by her Aunts and Uncles; Joan & Michael and Ted & Beth of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as her adoring nephews and niece; Jon, Josh and Ali and her cousins; Jason, Cole, Julia, Tim, Danny and Jake. We will miss her dearly.

Flowers may be delivered to the Surfing Museum at Lighthouse Point at 701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz 95060, on the 24th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Celestial Dove Cassman’s name to CASA, 813 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA 95076 or at www.casaofsantacruz.org

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Guest Book (32 entries)
A close friend of Dove's is a friend of mine.
She told me about her and how her personality, passion and caring helped so many. The world is better for what she did for people while she was here. Sleep well, Dove.
Jeff Sundby (through a friend)
June 13th, 2012
Dear friends and family of Celestial,
I just learned of Celestial's passing and I'm so sorry about your and the world's loss. I met Celestial during orientation week of law school and although I didn't know her well, I knew she was a beautiful person. I'm happy to hear that she remained joyful in the years since graduation.
Claire Eustace (law school classmate)
March 1st, 2012
Ken -
So sorry for your loss.
Know that my thoughts are with you.
I actually remember, and have photos of, the flower girls from Beth and Ted's wedding. Celestial Dove was so cute as a flower girl, and looking at the photos in this memorial, she was beautiful as a young woman -
having the Cassman smile certainly helped!
Hopefully the cumulative effect of the support from your friends and family will help to make you smile again.

Mark Reynolds & April Hendry
Mark Reynolds (Beth's Brother)
January 5th, 2012
Dear Ken, we just learned of your awful loss. We are so terribly sorry. Please know that we are thinking of you and all the family, and do remember all the good in this very difficult time. You have all our sympathy, Jeff and Marnie
Jeff Amthor (friend of Ken)
December 15th, 2011
While visiting Maui I went along the highway and to Nakalele Point on several occasions ... sending love and light to all whose lives are affected by Celestial Dove´s passing. Spiritual teachings console me that we never die but only change our form. Our essence is always alive within the divine realms. Love and blessings and much aloha to all, Eva
Eva Reinermann
December 15th, 2011
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June 15th, 2012
""To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die." Dovie, you touched the lives of everyone you met, and you will always be in our hearts."
Marilyn Law
September 23rd, 2011
"Always in my heart, never forgotten!"
Ronnie Hartong
September 21st, 2011
"Great meeting you, Dove. My sincerest condolences to your family. Death leaves a pain that can never heal but love leaves a memory that no one can steal. YOU WERE LOVED!"
Robin Clarke
September 16th, 2011
"May your soul find peace. May you look down from above and bring healing and love to those who will be missing you like crazy."
S. Gibbs
September 15th, 2011


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