Obituaries Cassie Nicole “Otter” Ralston

Cassie Nicole “Otter” Ralston


Cassie Nicole “Otter” Ralston

June 27, 2011 – Nov. 11, 2019


SCRANTON — Cassie Nicole “Otter” Ralston, Scranton, went to be with her Lord, after passing away in her Daddy’s arms Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. She was 8.

She was born June 27, 2011, in Topeka, the daughter of Terry and Becky Thornton Ralston. She was a third grader at Overbrook Attendance Center.

From the moment anyone held her, they were immediately wrapped around her little finger. She was a miracle, she was a light and she brought so much joy to every single person she met. Cassie was the “certified cat whisperer” and the best singer in the house. She was a beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend.

Eight years is not long enough for so many things, but it is enough to leave an impact on so many and it is enough to leave a hole that nothing will ever fill. Cassie lived fearlessly, unapologetically and covered in rainbows and glitter. Her genuine excitement for living will never be lost, nor will her beautiful sunshiny soul.

Cassie was likely to be a wonderful, much sought after famous commentator, as she loved to talk and give the constant rundown of everything she was doing to anyone who was around. She planned to serve her community by following in her daddy’s footsteps and pursuing a career in the emergency services. She proudly served her community as a Burlingame Fire Cadet (Junior). Her beautiful caramel eyes and freckles will be missed. Remember today is the “best day ever.”

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Betty Thornton; and paternal grandfather, Terry P. Ralston, Sr.

She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Sarah and Olivia; her canine hero, Ivan; her horde of cats; her hamster, Jack; maternal grandfather, Bill Thornton; paternal grandparents, Kathy Frisbie, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mel Frisbie, Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation is planned. A celebration of Cassie’s life will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel, 3700 S.W. Wanamaker Rd, Topeka. The family encourages those attending to wear red or anything Disney.

To honor Cassie’s love of animals, contributions may be made to Friends of the Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS 66606 or Warriors Best Friend, P.0. Box 1432, Liberty, Mo. 64069.

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