3/14/1986 – 8/21/2019
Cassidy Thomas Karlsson passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Carpinteria. He was born in West Los Angeles, California, on March 14, 1986. He grew up in Moorpark where he attended K-12 and graduated in 2004 from Moorpark High. Cassidy attended Moorpark College, Santa Barbara City College and San Diego State University before following his own unique path.
Cassidy was a gifted writer, tennis player and was filled with diverse interests and talents. He possessed a constantly curious mind. His dry sense of humor and engaging smile won hearts his entire life.
Cassidy left behind his grandmother, Dottie Hawkins of Indianapolis, Indiana, his mother, Robin Hawkins Karlsson of Carpinteria, California, his father, Rolf Anders Karlsson of Santa Barbara, California, and his sister, Heidi Karlsson Brock, along with her husband Michael Brock and their son Sven of Santa Barbara.
This gentle soul will be greatly missed by everyone who was fortunate to have had him in their lives.
The family will be holding a private ceremony. Donations can be made in Cassidy’s name to the Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara, 617 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 884-8440 x3206.