Christopher Scott Gapter

Christopher Scott Gapter, age 32, of Laramie, died May 13, 2023.  He was born January 7, 1991, in Laramie to Michael and Dana (Heller) Gapter. 

He attended Beitel Elementary, Laramie Jr. High, Laramie Senior High School, and LCCC.  While in school he was on the swim team.  He was also very good at art.

Chris enjoyed both winter and summer sports. During the winter he enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, and snow shoeing; and during the summertime you could find him participating in the Tour De Laramie; which he did for several years, camping, and hiking with his family. He was always the happiest listening to music and playing games with his family, especially with his nieces who he enjoyed tremendously. He also loved traveling with his Mom and Dad, especially going to Hawaii.

He worked for his father at the family business, Undercover Bed and Spas, for the past 12 years as a service technician.

Chris was a delightful child, wonderful man that was always willing to lend a helping hand.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Alva Heller and Kenneth Gapter; and his brother, Adam Gapter.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Dana Gapter; Grandmother, Margaret Gapter; Nana, Vivian Heller; his sister-in-law, Amy Gapter; and his nieces, Grace and Elizabeth Gapter.

Memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the First Christian Church. Inurnment will follow at Harmony Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name towards Suicide Prevention at Laramie Cares Foundation 1754 N 22nd St. Laramie, WY 82072.

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Condolences (12)

  • Anonymous

    Dana and family, I was saddened to learn of your loss. Memories will always be close to your hearts. Losing someone is never easy. God bless. Ema Bixler Shenefelt

  • Penny Boysen

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him as a quiet young man in my classroom with a good sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Rhett epler

    I am very sorry to hear about this. Chris was a very nice guy who was well liked where ever he went. My condolences to the family.

  • Kim Viner

    Very sad to hear this news. My heartfelt condolences.

  • Anonymous

    We are so very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Our hearts are broken for you. Sam and Linda Kotby

  • David Mecham

    We were friends in high school and loved running into him when I was down town. Extremely sad to hear this and am thinking of you all.

  • Carole Hertz

    Dana, Vivian, and family, My heart goes out to both of you and your family. This is more than one family should have to bear. I wish I could be there to give you hugs. Look to your friends and church community for support at this time. In love, Carole Hertz

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to you on your loss. It is never easy loosing someone. A child is very difficult. Many prayers and blessings to you and your family.

  • Desti Collins

    I am saddened to hear of your loss. I went to school with Chris and I remember he was always very quiet but very funny! He was a kind person in school and always made subtle jokes or funny noises, made me laugh. I am thinking of you, his family.

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    Mike and Dana this breaks my heart to hear about Christopher. I simply don't have the wisdom to understand his passing nor the words to comfort you. Please know that our love and thoughts are with you both during this difficult time. Find peace in knowing that others are sharing in your loss.

  • Ruth Monroe

    Dana & Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Kay Kohler

    Dana and Michael, my heart breaks for you in this devastating loss. I remember how happy you were during your pregnancies, and the thought of losing this young man (and his brother) is wrenching. May joyous memories of times past help to heal the hole his absence leaves in your lives.


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