Dave Carey, a loving father, grandfather, uncle and husband, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 15, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dave was born to Vincent and Ethel Carey in Tracy, Minn., on Feb. 7, 1942. He was the youngest of four children. He graduated from Tracy High School in 1960. He played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He was selected first team All-State in football. He also played two years at the University of St. Thomas before being drafted by the army.
On May 7, 1966, he married the love of his life Margo Holbrook. They ventured to Alaska and soon after began a family, Jay (Maver), Sarah (Travis), Darin (Marty) and Damon (Melissa). Dave worked for his brother in the housing business, managing two mobile home courts. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in his yard and going on long drives, stopping to get ice cream along the way.
Dave was also surrounded in joy by his grandchildren, Kasila, Aiden, Dac, Caelin, Brystal and Declan. He could always be found at the basketball courts and football/soccer fields proudly watching them play. He was a member of the Arctic Vikings Club and volunteered as equipment manager for Bartlett High School’s football team. Dave also volunteered at the Anchorage log cabin visitor’s center and always enjoyed talking with visitors, sharing stories and jokes.
Dave’s life was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.