Christopher Scott Kimzey

Christopher Scott Kimzey, 21, passed away unexpectedly on April 10th, 2018 in Laramie, WY. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church on April 17th, 2018 at 2pm in Laramie, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Chris Kimzey Memorial and sent to 693 CR 159, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082 in his memory.

Christopher was born August 29th, 1996 to Trevor Kimzey and Leana Sanders in Cheyenne, WY. Chris attended grade school at Centennial Valley School and later moved to Pine Bluffs, WY where he attended middle school and high school. Chris lived with his father, stepmother Kara, and stepbrother Tristan together on a small farm where he stayed busy.  He was active in FFA, 4-H, FCA, FBLA, youth groups, football, and wrestling. After graduating high school with a scholarship, Chris moved to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming.

In 2016, Chris decided to enlist with the U.S Marine Corps, attending basic training in San Diego California. He was later honorably discharged due to a medical condition with his heart. Chris then moved back to Laramie and attended classes at UW and worked various jobs in Laramie.

Chris was a very bright young man who brought happiness to those around him. He always had an amazing smile on his face and was eager to help anyone out. Chris enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and he especially loved camping.

Chris is survived by his parents, Trevor Kimzey and Leana Smith, stepmother Kara Kimzey, step brother Tristan Lind; Grandparents Randy and Jodene Kimzey and Dane McFall and Kent Sanders; siblings Andrew Tew, Alayna Smith, Sydney Smith, and William Smith.  He is also survived by his great grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Chris was loved by many and will be greatly missed.


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Condolences (19)

  • David R Dunn

    I'm so sorry. My son graduated boot with Chris and I remember his smile from seeing him at the graduation ceremony. His smiles lit up the entire outdoors.

  • Walter Frank Kimzey

    Chris, I never got to meet you but you have Randy's smile. Great, Great Grandfather Frank

    • Anonymous

      This Randy Kimzey , son of Ralph Kimzey and Chris' grandfather. I just wanted to connect with you to Thank You for the post and be in touch with family. My email address is: and phone number is 307-742-3683. Please reply back either way as I would like to be in contact. Regards, Randy and Jodene Kimzey

  • Bryan and Eileen Cushing

    With deepest sympathy, your family is in our hearts and our prayers.

    • Leana Smith

      Thank you, Bryan and Eileen. Eileen, I was actually thinking about you, as you were his godmother when he was baptized as a baby I’m the Catholic Church.

  • Jessica

    Words can not convey how sorry I am for your family. Chris was my son's closest friend in boot camp. Hunter is truly upset and misses him. He posted a picture of himself and Chris at boot together on Chris' Facebook page.

  • Nani Tupou

    Chris was such a happy young man. He always have a smile on his face and such a welcoming heart. From my short time of knowing him and his family, they will always have a place in my heart . Chris you are in good hands and will be missed by many. Thanks for being one the sweetest kid ever. My love and prayers go out to your family. Til we meet again, love Sister Tupou.

  • Rhonda and Eldon Haworth Vanessa and Breanna

    Chris will always be in our hearts. Remembering all the fun times we've shared together and the times our granddaughters had with him too. He was very special to them, they'll always remember him as "Cupcake". We Love You

  • Cody and Alan, C&A Pet & Livestock

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends at this challenging time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Kim Curtis

    There are not enough words that can express how amazing Chris was! I’ve know him since he was a little boy!! He will be greatly missed! Kami and I send our thoughts and prayers and love to all the families!! Keep on keeping on Chris and keep smiling in heaven buddy!!!

  • Robert Irigoyen

    Chris and I were in the same platoon in boot camp. He was a get guy, he was always someone I could talk to. I pray for his family in these hard times. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Tyler Kern

    I am so sorry to hear about this loss to a wonderful family. My heart goes out to you all.

  • Anonymous

    Kimzey Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Chris will always be with you. Hang on and honor his memory. The Gallegos Family

  • Brandon Knox

    I went to boot camp with Chris. He was a good friend in boot camp and I am saddened by this news. Please let me know if I can help at all.

  • Elaine Lambert

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Chris’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “... power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “... the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit

  • Tonya Palmer

    So very sorry for your loss Leana and Trevor.thoughta and prayers are with you all in this time of need! 😢

  • Anonymous

    Trevor Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Linda and Bill Erdman

  • Brande and Josh DeBree

    We Love You Chris and will always hold your memory close to our hearts! Thank you for being you and touching so many lives for the better!

  • Jim and Jenny Pratt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult and painful time. Sending you lots of hugs. XOXO