Angela Geré (Angie) Casteel passed away peacefully at her home in Kent on January 21, 2021 at age 55 after a valiant struggle with MSA, Multi System Atrophy or Shy Dragers Syndrome. She was born February 9, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and during her life lived in Kansas, Texas, California, and Washington. Angie was the daughter of Bill & Marty Casteel formerly of Puyallup. Angie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her significant other, Gene Matthews, her sisters; Lynne Woods (Cleve), Jeane Weaver (Bill), and Susie Wylie (Wayne); and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind the many friends and coworkers whom she loved and whose lives she deeply touched. She will be greatly and deeply missed.
She was a talented artist and could draw or paint the most beautiful pictures. Her calligraphy graces many family and friends' birth certificates, baby books, wedding albums, notes and various memorabilia. Her hand designed cards and booklets were so awesome and detailed down to her own special "hallmark" and QR codes. She was a poet; she wrote songs and silly limericks. In her later years she put her computer wizardry towards cinematography and made the silliest and funniest family movies set to music with subtitles that still make us laugh even though we have seen them a hundred times. Her musical talent ranged from playing the piano, her blue guitar and her beloved drums. It was amazing all the songs she could sing from memory.
She always had a big sunny smile and she loved the great outdoors and participated in water skiing and snow skiing, rollerblading, beach combing, shell gathering, shell shopping and sun tanning. She especially loved the beach, and she valued her time on Texas Gulf Coast with her Mother, Sisters, and other family members. Throughout her terrible disease, she never lost her smile or clever sense of humor with quick and sassy comebacks.
Angie's funeral Mass will be celebrated May 15, 2021 at 10:00 am, at the Sacred Heart Church in Rockport, TX. Following she will be interned in the family plot in the historic Lamar Cemetery.