Bliss Bullington Ragsdale

Bliss Bullington Ragsdale, 50, passed away Tuesday, September 28, after a long struggle with ALS.

He born in Laramie, Wyoming, on September 22, 1971. He was a musician, actor, writer, and director. 

He is survived by his mother, Donna Ragsdale of Green River, Wyoming, and his sibling’s, William and Tana Ragsdale of Michigan, as well as his aunts and uncles, Bliss E. Ragsdale of Big Horn, Wyoming, Charles and Ann Ragsdale of Westminster, Colorado. And Karen and Oscar Stapleton of Green River, as well as numerous cousins.

  His father, Calvin E. Ragsdale of Green River predeceased him as did his grandparents and his Aunt Renee Ragsdale of Big Horn.

He is also survived by many wonderful friends as well as his beloved dog, Dango, who is living the good life in California.

No services are planned.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation may do so the Hospice of Laramie, 1754 Centennial St., Laramie, or the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Foundation, 108855 Dover St., Suite 500, Westminster, Colorado 80021.

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Condolences (10)

  • Devon

    Just found out ... To the gentleman who was kind and lovely to a gay boy in 89, 90 and beyond. I remember working sets for noises off production in green river high school. Rock on good sir ... Wherever we go, I hope there is more stellarness like you !

  • Ann Jantz

    All my heartfelt condolences to all of Bliss's family. I taught and worked with him at Western, and he was always a pleasure to be around. He also had a wonderful talent and a zest for life, and I am honored to know him and call him my friend and colleague.

  • Chris J

    Fare you well, fare you well I love you more than words can tell Listen to the river sing sweet songs To rock my soul

  • Anonymous

    Some of my fondest memories at 12 were playing D&D at Bisses house

  • Anonymous

    Bliss, you taught me so much and were always so kind. Always treated me as an equal and were tons of fun to hang out with whether doing something or doing nothing. I'll miss you and I love you. PLAY WOODSHIPS!!!

  • Ann Jacobs

    I don't even remember what year I met Bliss, but I certainly will never forget him. He was a kind and gentle man and always had a smile. He even helped me by doing some , hot, grungy work outside one summer. For someone not experienced in this kind of work he was a quick study, never complained and made light work of it. He was a pleasant and most memorable man. RIP Bliss. Ann Jacobs

  • William J Higgins

    So sad...just like that old traditional song... "He was a friend of mine". I first met Bliss nearly thirty years ago at the Buckhorn. He was in a booth by himself so I walked up and asked him, "Need a friend?"...he looked at me and smiled, "Sure!". He never forgot that. A man of so many gifted talents...vocals, guitar, that awesome flute...playwriter, director and actor...amazing person with one heck of a quick wit! We will miss the Bliss. Bill & Georgia

  • Jeanette

    You will be missed, what a sweeet gentle cool soul. It's good that you are finally at peace.

  • Richard Ragsdale

    God bless your soul, Bliss. You will live on in our memories. Dick Ragsdale

  • Anonymous

    I love you Bliss.


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