Buffalo City Councilman Bruce Hepp was found dead in his residence Thursday evening in Buffalo, apparently of natural causes.
Not a lot of information is known at this time, but Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess released a statement Thursday night.
Bruce Hepp Obituary
Funeral services for Bruce Hepp, 52-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away peacefully Thursday evening at his home in Buffalo, will be held Monday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Big Horn Baptist Church in Buffalo with Pastor Clay Alexander officiating.
Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mr. Hepp’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Children’s Center in Buffalo in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
James Bruce Hepp was born on September 15, 1959, 65 miles eeast of Buffalo, Wyoming to James and Phyllis Hepp. He grew up and went to school in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School with the class of 1978.
After high school he attended the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education. After college he moved to Arizona, where he worked for Qwest and various jobs until 1989.
He then took a job with Peter Kiewit and Sons as an office manager and worked in various places around the country. In 1997 he moved back to Buffalo where he went to work for James B. Hepp Construction. Bruce continued to live in Buffalo and work for Hepp Construction until the time of his death.
Bruce was the Mayor of Buffalo for two terms and also a member of Buffalo City Council. Bruce was the City representative to the YMCA Board, the Buffalo Golf Club Board, and many other community boards and committees.
Bruce was fiercely dedicated to Buffalo City government and helping anyone who needed assistance.
Bruce also spent many years as a referee in many, many statewide football and basketball games. He loved children and spent many hours working on their behalf.
He is survived by his parents, James B. and Phyllis Hepp; three brothers, Scot Hepp and his wife Tammy of Wright, Wyoming; Craig Hepp and his wife Tori of Billings, Montana; and Spencer Hepp and his wife Paula of Buffalo; one sister Missy Landrey and her husband Jerry of Buffalo; five nieces: Ella, Grace, Chelsea, Carlene and Keshia; and four nephews: James, Baily, Taylor and Tristan