Timothy Carey

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Timothy Michael Carey, Jr., 40, a resident of Fairfield, left this worldly plane and us Thursday, August 3, 2023 at his home.

The sky was blooming with a triple rainbow outside Tim and his mother’s window when Tim was born July 16, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, to Rebecca Bachar Carey and Timothy Paul Carey (Sr.).

Moving with his mother, Rebecca, to Fairfield at the age of three, Tim began his Iowa journey in Utopia Park – where year-round play – from snowmen to go carts to gardens to Legos – brought mischief and delight in abundance. He enjoyed the fullness of Fairfield life both at Maharishi School and in the Fairfield School system. After high school, Tim joined his father at Tim’s Heating and Air Conditioning, where he worked for many years.

Tim’s joy came from his deep love of his family, friends, and nature.

Favorite pastimes were camping, creating off the grid water systems, cabin and ATV renovations, making 4-wheeler trails, tending his organic salsa garden plus cucumbers for juicing, cutting wood, and of course, playing with his two beautiful boys. Tim also loved photography and filmmaking, and he took a photography course with his mother. Tim was a true artist and had focused more and more on woodworking the last few years, creating many beautiful pieces. Lifelong friends filled his life with deep connection and meaning, as he filled theirs.

Like his parents, a dance teacher and musician, Tim loved music and especially Enya (yes, Enya), Fleetwood Mac, Jelly Roll, and Nappy Roots. It was cheesecake, not cake, that he wanted every year for his birthday. Generous, kind, and always willing to help anyone in need, Tim’s tender heart will be remembered by all who knew him.

The love of Tim’s life, Danielle Briggs, and their two sons, Timmy and Michael Carey, completed his heart. His beloved parents, sister Briani, and brother Yogasthah, along with all of his uncles, aunts, cousins, and dear grandmother, Joann Bachar, will cherish him
always.

A memorial gathering to celebrate his life and loves will be held August 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield.
So many want to honor his memory. If you would like to give a gift in Tim’s honor, donations can be made to help meet final expenses and toward future college costs for his sons at https://gofund.me/3605f0f1.

Online condolences may be made to Tim’s family by viewing his obituary at www.behnerfh.com.

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