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Casey James Mayor

Casey James Mayor, our dedicated husband and father, grill master, dog lover, and loving son and brother, was reunited with his mother and grandmother on May 23, 2023. He was born on August 11, 1984 to Michael James Mayor and Leslee Caron Welte in Murray, Utah.

After graduating from Riverton High School in 2002, he chose to serve his nation. He enlisted into the US Army and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Casey was wounded in action on September 16, 2006, suffering injuries to his left leg from a roadside bomb. On the day of the attack, he was driving the lead vehicle in a supply convoy with the 423rd Transportation Company. His vehicle was hit by an improvised explosion device. Casey described the attack by a “loud boom and a bright flash of light” that left the gun truck inoperable and his left leg mangled.

Casey was flown to Landstuhl, Germany for stabilization. Germany is where he met the real-life Band of Brothers.

While recovering in the hospital in El Paso Texas, Casey met his bride-to-be, Nicole Cartmill. She was a secretary at the hospital. Casey said her beauty made his “jaw hit the floor.” Casey and Nicole knew they wanted to spend their life together and got married in February 2007. Casey and Nicole enjoyed their young lives together, and later had two children, a son and a daughter in 2015 and 2018.

Casey was awarded a Purple Heart in 2008, and subsequently retired from the US Army. Although wounded and in chronic pain, Casey was forever grateful for his wife -and life-long friends the military gifted to him.

Ambitious and wanting to always better himself for his family, Casey started working for Union Pacific Railroad. Simultaneously, he pursued a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He graduated from Westminster College in 2017.

Through hard work and dedication, Casey was promoted through Union Pacific Railroad and relocated multiple times. Most recently, he was the Manager of Terminal Operations in Grimes, Iowa.

More than his love for business, Casey adored being a Dad. It was his greatest purpose in life. His kids looked up to him.

During Casey’s off-time, he enjoyed shooting, fishing, 4-wheeling, watching movies, traveling the world, and his absolute favorite thing - eating. Casey was a “foodie” and gourmet cook.

Casey is survived by his loving wife, Nicole; children, Colton and Abigail; sisters, Michele and Rachel; brother, Daniel; Father, Michael; step-father, Daniel; grandfather, Raymond; grandmother, Mary Ann; as well as his close friends who became family.

Memorial services will be under the direction of Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Services will be June 1st from 11:00 to 12:00 CST and luncheon from 12:00 to 1:00. You may also attend the services virtually

The Mayor family will respectfully spread Casey’s ashes in the breathtaking land of Montana, as Casey wanted.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorial contributions and donations, ( Charity donations can also be made in Casey’s name at (


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