Obituaries: Eggers, Griffis

Kristi Mae Eggers

Kristi Mae Eggers: April 16, 1958 – February 21, 2022

Kristi Eggers was adopted into God’s Kingdom around noon, Monday, February 21, 2022, at her home in Gillette, WY.

As a retired schoolteacher from Green River, WY, Kristi was enjoying the grandmother, mother, and wife life during her final years. Leading up to this moment Kristi had enjoyed a very fulfilling life. Andy Johnson and Joyce (Titus) Johnson brought Kristi into the world in 1958. Soon after she was joined by her two beloved sisters, Jodi and Teri.

She had a wonderful upbringing filled with love and experiences. A few years after graduating high school, Kristi gave birth to her only child, Kirk. Kristi soon found her way back to Black Hills State University where she earned her BA in Special Education. Following this accomplishment, Kristi and her son relocated to Green River, WY where she taught for over 20 years. In this time, she met beloved husband Matt.

Kristi and Matt married October 30th of 2004. When not working, these two enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, fishing, and even gambling in random parts of the US. Kristi also loved games of cribbage, craft fairs, family meals, holidays, and cheering on her son and grandkids at sporting events. When not on the move, she enjoyed reading, scary movies, reality TV, like “Big Brother”, and was an avid “Walking Dead” fan. Throughout all these experiences, some of Kristi’s favorite spots were Spearfish Canyon, Alaska, and on the coast of Oregon. Kristi was preceded in death by her parents Joyce and Andy Johnson.

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Kristi is survived by the following: husband Matt Eggers, dog Cleo, son Kirk Liechti, grandchildren Echo, Shastin, and Fabian of Gillette, WY. Kristi’s siblings: Jodi Rohrer of Kansas City, KS, and Teri Sweeney of Apple Valley, CA. Kristi’s family also branches into numerous nephews, one niece, and a multitude of cousins. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

Jason Lee Griffis

Jason Griffis: September 22, 1976 – February 16, 2022

Jason Lee Griffis quietly passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at his home.
A burial with military honors begins at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
A celebration of life ceremony and meal for family and friends begins at 3:30 p.m. March 4 in Gillette at the LDS Church. Those who wish to pay their respects are free to attend one or both services.
Jason was born September 22, 1976, to Jerry and Carolyn Griffis in Delta, Colorado. Jason was a jack-of-all-trades and embraced many occupations throughout his life.
On July 31, 2004, he married Samantha Frazier in Riverton, Wyoming. Jason and Samantha had four children, Alistair, Thorin, Korrigan, and Moira to complete their family.
Shortly after the birth of their first child in 2006, Jason joined the Army Reserves and then transitioned to the Active-Duty Army in 2007, where he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jason was a veteran, serving a tour of duty in Iraq and served honorably until 2010. Jason was a patriot at heart and had a great love for his country.
Jason had a very giving heart and would often help others in need. He had a wild sense of humor and was known for his “dad jokes.” He could walk into a room and light it up with his humor. Music was Jason’s passion and impacted every aspect of his life. He was always creating music and considered it an essential part of life.
Jason also loved the great outdoors and felt a connection to nature. He loved his family and was always the conduit for those that strayed too far away. He truly believed he could do anything he set his mind to and was known as somewhat of a daredevil in his youth, always trying new things and an adventurer at his core, and he had all the scars to prove it.
Jason was larger than life at times and turned strangers into friends he met along the way, always checking in on them over the years. The world will certainly be less interesting without him.
Jason was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Lloyd and Agnes Griffis; stepfather, Larry Bernhart; and son, Alistair Griffis.
Jason is survived by his loving wife, Samantha and their children, Thorin, Korrigan and Moira Griffis; father, Jerry Griffis; mother, Carolyn Smith; brothers, Jerry and Daniel Griffis; sister, Julie Schmeiser; stepsisters, Connie Nisius and Becky Bernhart; as well as many in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be expressed at kinkadefunerals.com.

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