Amir Sancher, 80, passed away on November 10, 2019 at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am, Friday, November 22, 2019 at New Life Wesleyan Church with Pastor Paul officiating.
Amir was born on April 10, 1939 to Ramji and Jamna (Davi) Das in Moga, India. He came to America at the age of 18 by himself.
In 1970, he married Shirley J. Harrington. Amir attended Black Hills State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to attend the University of Montana, receiving a Master’s in education. He also received a diploma from The National Commercial Lending School from the University of Oklahoma, and from The Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.
His varied career included being a Social Science teacher in Lander, Wyoming and he served on the State Department of Education in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He also owned and operated Amir’s Bar and Restaurant in Jeffrey City, Wyoming.
Amir began his tenure at First Wyoming Bank in Lusk, Wyoming as a teller and later became president of First Wyoming Bank in Gillette, Wyoming.
Amir served as Campbell County Commissioner from 2007-2010. In addition to being instrumental in getting the Boys & Girls Club started, he did volunteer work at his church, as a domestic violence response volunteer, as a member of the Anti-Harassment in the Schools committee, and as a member of the parent advisory board on drug and alcohol problems in the schools. He also served as a board member of the Northeast Wyoming Red Cross. In 2010, he was nominated for People Who Made a Difference.
Amir is survived by his son, Chris Sancher; grandson, Austin Sancher; granddaughters, Anushka Dixit and Marissa Mayes. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son, Darryl Rand Sancher.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com