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Isaiah  Joseph  Casillas
     Isaiah Joseph Casillas, 6, of McCook, lost his battle with brain cancer on Dec. 2, in McCook. Isaiah was born June 9, 2006 in North Platte and one of four siblings.
     Isaiah was a first grade student at McCook Elementary School. His favorite subjects were reading, math and of course, recess. Isaiah loved hugs and kisses, and had several special teachers and friends at school, especially his friend Emily Garcia.
     Some of his favorite activities included; going to the park, dancing to music, watching Sponge Bob cartoons and the movie Cars, as well as spending time with his dog Easa. He will always be remembered for his kind and loving heart.
     Isaiah loved Husker football and was blessed by a special opportunity to spend time with the players. He was also the recipient of a Make a Wish Trip to Disney World in Florida.
     He is survived by his parents, Patrick (Emily) Casillas of McCook; brother, Isaac Boe of North Platte; sisters, Mia and Mercia Casillas of McCook; paternal grandmother, Ramona Casillas of North Platte; maternal grandparents, Dennis (Jackie) Boe of North Platte and Meliton (Sandra) Sandoval of Ogallala; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
     Isaiah was preceded in death by his sister, Vanessa Casillas; brother, Patrick Casillas; and grandfather, Joe R. Casillas.
     Memorial contributions may be designated to the Isaiah Casillas Memorial Fund, in care of McCook National Bank, 215 W. 1st St., McCook.
     A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the McCook City Auditorium at W. Fifth and C St., with Fr. Gary Brethour and Johnny Walker, officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 12/5/2012
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