Michael D Casselberry died July 15, 2019, at home. He was 73.
He grew up in Delta County graduating from Cedaredge High School in 1964. Following high school he served four years in the military police stationed in California.
He then attended Fort Lewis College, graduating in 1972. He went on to complete a certification program at Northern Arizona University in the summers of 1976-1978 to teach arts and crafts. He taught classes focusing on the mediums of stone, metal, wood and clay.
Following college at Fort Lewis, Mr. Casselberry began a 22 year career as a high school teacher at Farmington High School. He taught English, ceramics and art. He and his students created over 30 tile mosaics that covered more than 2,500 square feet on the high school campus. He also taught ceramics at San Juan Community College for several years.
Mr. Casselberry also coached cross country, track and field, and assisted with wrestling at Farmington High School.
Mr. Casselberry spent much of his life creating art. He donated hundreds of paintings to the children's hospice art center. He enjoyed ceramics, painting, sculpting, travel, running, attending wrestling competitions and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Jon, Jeremiah, and Jessica; and grandchildren, Murdock, Cyan, Rush, Zurich, Layne and Dov.
The family requests that his friends plant flowers in their yards in his memory.