Christopher Bugher

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Christopher Bugher

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Christopher John Bugher, much loved son, grandson, brother, nephew, and uncle passed away. This happened peacefully, in his sleep, at his apartment, at the age of 38.

Chris was born on Sunday, January 25, 1981 in Sheridan, Wyo. To Gerald “John” and (Doris) Julie (Coombs) Bugher. He spent his early childhood in Buffalo, Wyoming. When his dad got a job as a construction project manager, the family moved all over the state- to Guernsey, Jackson, Rawlins, and Casper, but home base was always Buffalo, where the family had a home. The family spent free time exploring around Wyoming, visiting sites of interest near towns they lived in.

From a very early age, Chris loved to learn, and to read. He was a precocious child. However, he found school to be boring. The challenges of public school were not usually comparable with his interests. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 2000.
Chris spent many years as an associate in several retail establishments. In 2013, he moved to Utah to work for a car dealership. He returned to Sheridan in 2016 where he worked at Albertson's until the time of his death.

Chris shared the love of the outdoors with his father. He loved to camp and fish. For eight years, he enjoyed being a part of the pit crew for his brother, Jeff and close friends Tom and Jack Kekich, at the snowmobile drag races at the World Snowmobile Expo in West Yellowstone, Wyoming. He had a passion for fine food, and he did a lot of cooking and baking. He'd cook traditional fare for Thanksgiving, and for Christmas and New Year's, he'd create tasty gourmet meals. He loved to travel-road trips and flying. He loved visiting big cities, especially favoring the people, museums, historical sites and the pace of NYC. He was a die-hard Denver Broncos and Utah Jazz fan through thick and thin. Other hobbies and interest included photography, going to music concerts, astronomy, trivia, and playing video games. Chris loved having cats as pets. He enjoyed meeting people and he had the heart of a faithful servant. He was a helpful, loyal, and loving companion to his mother. He had a sweet, gentle spirit, and delighted in the little things.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, John Bugher, and Aunts Edee Russell, and Greta Taylor. He is survived by his mother, Julie Bugher, his 95 year old grandmother, Pennie Coombs, brother, Jeff, half siblings Tonya Bugher and Randy Bugher, and Uncles Walt Russell and David Taylor, and several well-loved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Chris was fortunate to have a wide and diverse circle of friends, who he loved immensely. Many were considered to be a part of the family. They will dearly miss their carrot top.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 1 at 11:00am, at Kane Funeral Home in Sheridan, Wyoming. Pastor Karl Heimbuck, of the First Presbyterian Church will be officiating. A potluck will be held immediately following, and graveside services will be held at the Willow Grove Cemetery at the Bugher family plot in Buffalo, Wyoming at approximately 2:00pm.

Donations can be made in his name to the Second Chance Cat Rescue of Sheridan, Wyoming. Or to any charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.