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“Penny, I was visiting Mom & Patti in Georgetown & Sun City on 4/5 and was so sad to hear about the sudden and tragic loss of your daughter Lacey and...Read More »
1 of 82 | Posted by: Paige Holton Lamothe

“My condolences to the Unger family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
2 of 82 | Posted by: Sara Schmidt

“Words cannot even begin to express the heartfelt sympathy I feel for you and your family, Penny. I keep you close in my thoughts and prayers for...Read More »
3 of 82 | Posted by: Caren Paull - Georgetown, TX

“I really wish I could be at the funeral and am sorry that I can't make it. I just want to let the Unger's know that Lacey was my absolute favorite...Read More »
4 of 82 | Posted by: Megan Perkins - Georgetown, TX

“lacey..... to tell you the truth i did not know her but we had classes together. it was one of those things everyone that goes to life with... you go...Read More »
5 of 82 | Posted by: rigoberto chavez - amarillo, TX

“Our hearts are heavy as we attempt to comprehend the tragic and untimely deaths of two beautiful young people. We send our love and sincere sympathy...Read More »
6 of 82 | Posted by: Janet & Harold Byram - Georgetown, TX

“Christina, I'm so sorry. You and and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carlton. ”
7 of 82 | Posted by: Carlton Johnson - Houston, TX

“There are no words that can make up for the loss you must be feeling at this time, but hopefully it brings some comfort to know others are thinking...Read More »
8 of 82 | Posted by: Heather Locke Green - San Antonio, TX

“Words can not begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear of Laceys passing. Kristen & Lacey spent much of their highschool years together at our...Read More »
9 of 82 | Posted by: Terrie & Ferris Modawar & family - UT

“Penny there are no words to express my sorrow and sadness at this time of great loss in you and your family's life but as the words of the poem ...Read More »
10 of 82 | Posted by: Sally Samford - Leander, TX

“To the Unger family, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Lacey's extended family. She was a dear friend of mine during her time with Cole, and...Read More »
11 of 82 | Posted by: David Gibson - Friend

“There is barely a memory from the sixth grade through high school that doesn't have Lacey in it. She was my best friend, my partner in crime, and my...Read More »
12 of 82 | Posted by: Samantha Burks - Arlington , TX

“Lacey was a beautiful person and a joy to work with. She had worked here in Giddings summer 2012 as a temp director. We were blessed to have such a...Read More »
13 of 82 | Posted by: Amanda Hrachovy - Giddings , TX

“My prayers and sympathy go out to the family, friends, co-workers and students that had the pleasure of knowing Lacey. Although I didn't know Lacey's...Read More »
14 of 82 | Posted by: Heather Ambrose - Smithville, TX

“Lacey was a joy to work with and always had a smile on her face and a terrific sense of humor. She was wonderful with the children and dedicated to...Read More »
15 of 82 | Posted by: Erin Diaz - Bastrop, TX

“My deepest sympathies to Penny and Lacey's family at this time of grief. ”
16 of 82 | Posted by: Clyde von Rosenberg - Austin, TX

“Sending prayers of comfort and peace to her family. ”
17 of 82 | Posted by: Melissa Shaw

“Penny, My heart breaks for you at this sad time. Know that you were such a good mother to Lacey. When she was little I remember her always...Read More »
18 of 82 | Posted by: Lenice Smithwick - Florence, TX

“Penny, Christina, and Della, Our hearts and prayers are with you. Lacey was a very special young lady. She touched many lives and was adored by...Read More »
19 of 82 | Posted by: Phyllis and Larry Perkins - TX

“My heart and prayers go out to both the Unger and Cassens family at this time. May God's great grace, healing, and mercy be with you during this...Read More »
20 of 82 | Posted by: Rachael Nicholson McConnell - TX

“We send our prayers to all of you and wish so much we could be with you in person. I will always treasure seeing Lacey and our daughter as infants...Read More »
21 of 82 | Posted by: Herb and Suzanne Thompson - IL

“Hello I want to send my prayers out to you all. And I wanted you all to know that my child jardin Madison loved miss Lacey as well as I did too. She...Read More »
22 of 82 | Posted by: Shercarla fletcher& jardin Madison - TX

“Penny, I was so shocked to hear about Lacey. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I remember Lacey as always being willing to help at VBS and...Read More »
23 of 82 | Posted by: Monica Wilkins & family - friend

“Penny, Thad and I are so very sorry to hear of Lacey's passing. She was such a precious person. May you and your family draw strength from God's...Read More »
24 of 82 | Posted by: Mary Putnam - Georgetown, TX

“To the families and friends of Lacey & Cole May each of you find the strength, comfort and faith to see you through this most difficult time. In...Read More »
25 of 82 | Posted by: Diane Ramm Iosue

“I'm really sad for the loss of a great teacher for my son, she was a really nice teacher. I'm so sorry to the family I don't have words to describe...Read More »
26 of 82 | Posted by: Mayra Rios - Student Mom

“Dayna and I are so sorry to hear of your loss, our most sincere condolences to you and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 82 | Posted by: Dwight & Dayna Purvis - Joshua, TX

“Penny & Pat: Our hearts ache for you and your family right now. There are no words that I can think of that could even offer you comfort right now. ...Read More »
28 of 82 | Posted by: Andy and Tonya Brown - Ft Worth , TX

“During this very dark time in your lives, with the gaping hole in your hearts, know that God is grieving with you and so am I. As you think of Lacey...Read More »
29 of 82 | Posted by: Trish - Georgetown, TX - Friend

“Dear Penny, I think back to how grateful I was for your prayers, thoughts, letters and support during the time of my Mother's illness and passing....Read More »
30 of 82 | Posted by: D.Ann, Jay, Kendall & Bailey Shiffler

“We remember that sweet little girl in her mother's arms walking back and forth on Garden Villa Circle to visit her grandparents. One special day was...Read More »
31 of 82 | Posted by: Sheri' & Jon Snyder - Austin, TX

“The prayers of my wife and I are with you in this time of grief. ”
32 of 82 | Posted by: William Reavis

“In this season of deep grief, I am holding you and all who loved Lacey in my thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 82 | Posted by: Rev. Gini Norris-Lane

“May you be comforted by thoughts that you will all be together someday in Heaven. ”
34 of 82 | Posted by: Mary - Georgetown, TX - resident

“So very sorry for your loss. May God continue to walk & guide you. You'er in my prayers & thoughts. ”
35 of 82 | Posted by: Pat Turner - friend of Penny

“We are so saddened by this tragedy. We send our love and care. ”
36 of 82 | Posted by: Dave & Sue Sidney - Leander, TX

“Little miss Christina, I love you dearly. There are no words that can take away your pain. Know that you are loved and always close to my heart. ...Read More »
37 of 82 | Posted by: Barbara Queen - friend

“Penny, Pat and Christina - Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. Lacey was such a special person! Penny, you should be so proud of the...Read More »
38 of 82 | Posted by: Bryan, Gayle and Sabena Schlinger - TX

“Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Lacey. She was a bright spot in my English class! Even though her life was too short, her...Read More »
39 of 82 | Posted by: Jan Green - Georgetown, TX

“Aunt Penny,Pat,and Christina I am sending Prayers for all of you, Hopefully helping in staying strong and having Peace in your Hearts. Know that this...Read More »
40 of 82 | Posted by: Cynthia Bay - Mpls., MN - Cousin

“Our hearts hurt for you all at this sad, sad time. May God's arms wrap you & hold you close...our sympathy. The Mike Blom family ”
41 of 82 | Posted by: Beth Blom - Georgetown, TX

“The miles and years have not been able to distance the bond of family. My heart sank with the devastating news of both family's losses of two...Read More »
42 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Lacey - Cousin

“We are here for you---any time anywhere. Just call and we will come running. Remember her always as alive and alive still. There is no death in Jesus...Read More »
43 of 82 | Posted by: Terise and Wayne Boggs - TX

“There are no words to say at this time of great loss. May God give you strength and may the memories of Lacey's life and smile comfort you. You are...Read More »
44 of 82 | Posted by: Tamayme Dean - friend

“Lacey you and Cole are going to be missed so much. There's not really a anything a person can say at a time like this, just RIP You both keep on...Read More »
45 of 82 | Posted by: Lisa Braddom - Austin,, TX

“My sincere condolences on the lost of your lovely daughter, Lacey. She was my student and advisee at Schreiner University. She was bright, energetic...Read More »
46 of 82 | Posted by: Jeannette W.Cockroft - Kerrville, TX

“Dear Penny and Pat: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
47 of 82 | Posted by: Cynthia Kolman - MERIDEN, CT

“Penny, my heart is breaking for you. We have lost touch in recent years but I will always think of you as a dear friend. You have always been so kind...Read More »
48 of 82 | Posted by: Lynn Merritt - Jonestown - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family. May Gods unfailing grace enfold you and give you comfort and strength, ”
49 of 82 | Posted by: Darlene Applegate

“Penny and Christina, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We enjoyed knowing Lacey and spending time...Read More »
50 of 82 | Posted by: Terri Counts - Georgetown, TX

“I remember Lacey as being always such a sweet girl with a smile on her face. I have many memories of her and her wonderful family during my years at...Read More »
51 of 82 | Posted by: Jeff Walters - Idaho Falls, ID

“Della, David, and Christina, Lacey was such a wonderful, giving person. You should be so very proud of her. Our love and prayers are with you and...Read More »
52 of 82 | Posted by: Becky Peters Sargeant - friend

“Lacey had such an amazing smile and wonderful grounded attitude. My heart goes out to her family and friends for their loss. Everyone she met.....Read More »
53 of 82 | Posted by: Toni Bryant - Kerrville, TX

“Pat - my deepest sympathies to you and your family with this great loss. May God Bless you and guide you during this time. ”
54 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Emmert - Dallas, TX

“Pat and Penny, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We love you very much and are here to help in...Read More »
55 of 82 | Posted by: Barbara and George Taylor - TX

“Our hearts are very sad today for all of you. There are no words to make you feel better. We can only pray that God will surround you with family...Read More »
56 of 82 | Posted by: Nancy & Steve Eckert

“My thoughts and prayers are with the familes of both Lacey and Cole. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
57 of 82 | Posted by: Lupita Orona Lopez - Kerrville, TX

“Pat & Penny - Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss. Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences. Losing a loved one is...Read More »
58 of 82 | Posted by: The Vargas Family - Fort Worth, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Pat you have such a great spirit I know that the Lord will hold you and carry you through only...Read More »
59 of 82 | Posted by: Cynthia Wooldridge - DFW, TX

“My heart aches for Pat, Penny and both families today. The memories are there for a reason, cherish them as you remember Lacey and Cole. This may...Read More »
60 of 82 | Posted by: Melissa Bosley - Ft. Worth, TX

“I can not tell you how saddened I am by the tragic passing of Lacey. I had her in many history classes here at Schreiner, and I have many fond...Read More »
61 of 82 | Posted by: Huddleston, John D. - Kerrville, TX

“Your family is in my prayers. Though you may not understand, but God has the master plan. Draw closer to each other during this time. Enjoy every...Read More »
62 of 82 | Posted by: Tonya Emeary - Carrollton, TX

“Dearest Penny-Sister Friend and All Our Family in Texas: Please know that our hearts hurt for all of you. Our Prayers, thought and Love are with...Read More »
63 of 82 | Posted by: Sharon Keene - Meriden, CT

“Lacey was one of the first kids I knew at FPC and it was joy to see her growing up. I didn't know Cole, but I'm sure he was a fine person if he and...Read More »
64 of 82 | Posted by: Becky Bradley - Bamberg, Germany

“As I write this I can see Lacey in my mind's eye - her warm, open smile and her bright eyes. When she was at Schreiner she was always so busy with...Read More »
65 of 82 | Posted by: Peg Layton

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
66 of 82 | Posted by: Mike & Kristen Duerson - Euless, TX

“My heart breaks for Penny, Pat and all of Lacey and Cole's family and friends. There are no words to make this better but just know that you are...Read More »
67 of 82 | Posted by: Shannon Morgan - Grand Prairie, TX

“Lacy, I know you were one of the best friends I had growing up and ill miss your sweet smile and your kind heart! So sorry you had to go at a young...Read More »
68 of 82 | Posted by: Jessica (Graves) Hagan - Wahiawa , HI

“The heavens above rejoice and sing to honor your presence. My deepest Condolences for your family and loved ones. ”
69 of 82 | Posted by: Vanessa Jaramillo Chavez - TX

“Dearest Penny, I am praying so much for you and your dear family. You're on my heart constantly. May He bring comfort as only He can. Love you. ”
70 of 82 | Posted by: Corrie - Burleson , TX - friend

“My prayers are with you during your hours of bereavement. ”
71 of 82 | Posted by: Sue Williams - Smithville, TX

“my thoughts and prayers are with the Unger family. ”
72 of 82 | Posted by: Jean Nixon - Waco, TX

“Dearest Penny, I am still in shock, as I am sure you and the rest of the family are. Words seem so useless now, but I extend my deepest condolences...Read More »
73 of 82 | Posted by: Anna Sebesta - Savannah, GA

“Sweet Penny, words seem useless right now. My heart aches for you, Christina, Pat, & family. We were so happy with our babies... learning together....Read More »
74 of 82 | Posted by: Margaret Jahn Willie - friend

“I was there with Lacey and Cole right after it happened. I am so, so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you and your...Read More »
75 of 82 | Posted by: Ellen Melton

“Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family Pat. May the Lord mend your broken hearts and comfort you during this time of...Read More »
76 of 82 | Posted by: Spencer Power - Fort Worth, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, in this time of need. ”
77 of 82 | Posted by: Jana Bell

“Praying constantly, Loving all of you! <> 78 of 82 | Posted by: Gallagher Family - Cousin

“Penny & Pat, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will always be in our prayers. George & Denise Ferito ”
79 of 82 | Posted by: George & Denise Ferito - Friends

“Pat, Penny, and Family. I am deeply saddened by your loss. You are all in my prayers. ”
80 of 82 | Posted by: Thom Granier

“Pat and Penny I'm so very sorry for the loss of you daughter. You're in my prayers. ”
81 of 82 | Posted by: Mike Woolsey - Euless, TX

“Dear Penny-Words cannot express the sadness and sense of loss, of the pain and the shock, and of the love and blessings you have to remember. My...Read More »
82 of 82 | Posted by: Babs Cape - friend


Lacey Nicole Unger, age 28, passed away as a result of a car accident with her fiancé Cole Douglas Cassens on March 31, 2013.

Lacey Nicole Unger was born on January 25, 1985, in Georgetown, Texas to Penny Leone and David Unger, her loving parents. She was born at Georgetown Hospital and delivered by Dr. Donovan and Dr. Bohmfalk. She is named after her mother's family surname and nicknamed "Doll Face" by her dad. She grew up surrounded by the congregation of First Presbyterian Church where she was taught, nurtured and loved. In 1991 Lacey welcomed her beloved sister into the world and named her Christina. Lacey and Christina were kindred spirits, and she will continue to serve as her guardian angel. She attended Georgetown High School and graduating in 2003. Lacey graduated with honors from Schreiner University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in History. She was a dedicated member of Delta Phi Epsilon and active in many student organizations during college including Inter Greek Council and Vice Chair of the College Republicans. Her true calling in life was educating young children and she excelled in her field touching many young lives. At the time of her death, Lacey was a preschool teacher at her alma mater, Annie Purl Elementary, achieving a lifelong goal of returning to her "utopia" of Georgetown. Lacey was engaged to be married to the love of her life, Cole Cassens and has joined him forever in Heaven. Lacey will forever be remembered as a faithful and loyal daughter, sister and friend. Lacey loved reading, dancing, country music, history and laughing.

Lacey's name fit her exactly, she was frilly, feminine, and delicate - a real girly girl who didn't like spiders, snakes or squishy things until she met Cole. Before meeting Cole you would not have found her out of bed before 10AM on a Saturday, even to go shopping. Her family knew her love for Cole was life changing for when she was up at 6AM to go with him to participate in stuffing the casing for the Walburg sausage. Even more amazing was that it was an annual event she looked forward to doing with him.

Lacey was against camping at any place except a Hilton Hotel, until she met Cole. She loved to tent camping at the beach or a part, wherever Cole wanted to go fishing.

Lacey was said to be a child whisperer because she had a God-given gift to be able to get inside the heads and hearts of her 4 – 5 year old students. She laughed easily and delighted in sharing the stories and fun she experienced each day that she taught at her dream job at Annie Purl. Her dream life was just beginning with Cole and she relished planning her wedding and was thrilled to join the Cassens family.

Lacey was preceded in death by her grandparents: Floyd and Roberta Lacey and H. Leo and Fay Unger.

Survivors include her father, David Unger of Georgetown; mother and step-father, Penny and Pat Leone; sister Christina Unger of Georgetown; step-sisters: Kellie Vrba and husband Jeff of Georgetown, Mynde Smith and husband John of Lago Vista, Texas, Jenny Hunter and husband Ric of Briarcliff, Texas; six step-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by uncles: Don Lacey of Granbury, Texas, Jay Lacey of Orlando, Florida, Larry Unger of Austin, Texas; aunts: include Della Unger of Georgetown, Amy Manley and husband Mark of Leander, Texas, Kathy Hart and husband Bill of Dallas City, Illinois, and Janet Bass and husband Jim of Fulton, Missouri; along with numerous cousins as well as two sisters at heart: Mary Wingo McCaffity of Round Rock, Texas and Ginger Snapp Martinez of Jarrell, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown. Burial will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Presbyterian Cemetery, on 20th St., Georgetown, Texas 78626.

Honored to serve as pallbearers include: Jamieson McCaffity, Dustin Hill, Ryan Martinez, Jeff Vrba, Ric Hunter, and Luke Manley. Honorary pallbearers are: Christina Unger, Larry Unger, Don Lacey, Jay Lacey, Mary Wingo McCaffity, Ginger Snapp Martinez, Kellie Vrba, Mynde Smith, Jennifer Hunter, Mark Manley, and John Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Lacey's memory to First Presbyterian Church, 703 S. Church St., Georgetown, TX 78626. (512) 863-3381 or Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown, TX. 78626. (512) 931-7708.

You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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