William Edward “Casey” Boyle passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family,
friends, and loved ones on March 17, 2023 after a bravely fought battle with cancer.
A private family and close friends celebration of life will occur in the near future. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation in Casey’s honor to support Wyoming high school divers
and swimmers to attend developmental diving/swimming camps. Please contact Shea for
further information as each of these are still coming together.
Casey was born on September 4, 1952 to William Henry Boyle and Eleanore Steele Boyle in
Pueblo, Colorado. Casey’s family soon moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. While born in Colorado,
Casey was always proud to identify as a Wyomingite and he spent most of his life in the state.
Casey spent a brief amount of time in New Delhi, India, attending the American International
School, and participated on their swimming and diving team which greatly influenced the rest of
his life and philosophy. Casey attended East High School in Cheyenne, WY and was an avid
athlete, competing in many sports including diving.
Casey then attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming until being drafted into
the United States Marine Corps in 1972. Casey served in the USMC for 2 years before returning
to Laramie to finish his education. At UW, Casey met Pamela Christensen, his future wife for 27
years. After graduation from UW, Casey began a successful career in teaching English and
coaching swimming and diving. Pam and Casey were married on May 25, 1979. Together, they
lived a happy life in Laramie, Rawlins, and Evanston where they both coached all levels of
swimming and diving. Casey and Pam had a daughter, Christen Shealeen “Shea” Boyle on
August 5, 1981.
In his 45 years of teaching and coaching, Casey made an incredible impact on hundreds of high
school students and student athletes. He shared his wit and intelligence in both his English
classes and his diving practices. He had numerous athletes win Wyoming state diving titles and
continue their diving pursuits at the NCAA level. He was well known for introducing young divers
to greater opportunities in the sport by taking them to summer diving camps in places such as
Wisconsin, Arizona, Indiana, and Texas. These cross country road trips with a car full of divers
and his daughter Shea are some of their favorite family memories. Casey coached two All-
American athletes and was voted by his peers “Coach (diving) of the Year” several times.
During his free time, Casey enjoyed climbing, cycling, golfing, and skiing. He pursued these
activities with Pam, Shea, and lifelong friend Doug Nelson. One of their favorite climbing venues
was Vedauwoo, Wyoming and you would frequently see Casey, Doug, and their families
scrambling around the rocks. During the winter, you would often capture this same group skiing
the West, commonly at their favorite ski hill, Grand Targhee.
After retiring from teaching, Casey moved to Driggs, Idaho to be closer to the outdoor activities
he loved as well as his close friend and former coworker Phil Orton. You may have seen them
either skiing at Targhee, golfing at Targhee Village, or grabbing a beer at the Wolf or the Trap
while discussing many thought provoking philosophical issues and making a great deal of jokes.
Although Casey and Pam divorced in 2006, they remained friends and still spent time enjoying
time with Shea. Casey met long-time partner Nancy Zoch in 2009, and they enjoyed spending
time in both of their respective towns of Driggs, ID and Austin, TX. Casey continued to coach
diving in Jackson and enjoyed his favorite outdoor activities up until the end of 2022.
Casey is preceded in death by his parents, William H. Boyle and Eleanore S. Boyle. Casey is
survived by sister, Patricia E. Boyle, daughter and son-in-law, Shea Boyle & Scott Miller, his
partner Nancy Zoch and her children Shawn and Chelsea Ryan as well as countless student-
athletes whose lives he impacted.