On April 1, 2013 “Casey” Arlene Shipe traveled to Japan to visit her only son, Dale, daughter-in-law, Tomoko, 8-year old granddaughter, Brianna, and to meet her 20-month old grandson, Kentaro, for the first time.  Three weeks into her visit she developed an ear infection and, although she sought treatment, her condition deteriorated.

On May 18, 2013 she was hospitalized and diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis.

On June 2, 2013 she lost the battle.

Rockin’ for Casey was organized to raise funds to assist with Casey’s medical bills, and to bring awareness that Meningitis can be fatal and prevented by vaccine.  We encourage you to make a donation, join in on the fundraising events, and keep her memory alive by posting your favorite memory and/or photo of Casey; she was loved by many and is missed by many.