Born: Sun., May 21, 1944
Died: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

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Funeral services for Thomas Lee “Tom” Christy, 73, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Donnie Holt of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors  accorded by the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and the Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.

Tom Christy passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming surrounded by family.

Tom was born Sunday, May 21, 1944 in Torrington, Wyoming the son of Leland Everett "Lee" and Betty Lou (Fry) Christy.  After graduating from Torrington High School in 1962, he met Betty Tapster at the local "teen hop" at Little Moon Lake Supper Club east of town. The two were then married in November of 1964 and made their home in Torrington.  The couple welcomed their first daughter, Jami, in 1968 and their second, Traci, in 1971.

Tom served in the United States Army from 1965 until 1967.  While stationed in Brooklyn, New York, he and Betty enjoyed going to plays, eating pizza and watching the ships come into the harbor.  The couple moved to Douglas in 1967 when Tom was employed by KN Energy. He also worked for Standard Oil before opening his own business, Tom Christy Inventory (TCI), an appliance and hardware store in downtown Douglas.  He went on to work many years for V1 Propane retiring in 2001.

In his younger years Tom was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, boating, camping, snowmobiling, and trapshooting. The highlight of each year was an annual hunting adventure with his buddies in the Gros Ventre near DuBois, Wyoming.

Tom loved his sports teams.  He was a faithful fan of the Colorado Rockies, University of Wyoming Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and the Douglas Bearcats.  He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and the entertainment they provided.

Through the years Tom was a volunteer fireman and participated in various clubs including: the Jaycee's, Moose Lodge, and recently acted as the Adjutant General of the American Legion.

Tom is survived by his wife, Betty Christy, of Douglas; daughters, Jami (Lyn) Jugler of Mesa, Arizona and Traci (Greg) Logar of Douglas; sister, Jane (Leonard) Holler, of Douglas; and grandchildren, Kirsten Jugler of Croydon, New Hampshire, Collin Jugler and Andrew Jugler both of Tempe, Arizona, and Devon Logar, Kyle Logar, and Jake Logar all of Douglas.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Charles Christy and Dan Christy.
A memorial to the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8, P.O. Box 1, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Collin Jugler, Andrew Jugler, Jake Logar, Kyle Logar, Lyn Juglar, and Greg Logar.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Kirsten Jugler, Devon Logar, Merlin Fry, Jack Rupe, Rick Ramsey, Chad Holler, and Leonard Holler.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Roy & Jennie Strock
   Posted Sun November 12, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We are praying for you all as you mourn his loss.

   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Dear Christy Family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. The Bible is a great source of comfort, as it promises us of better times. Acts 24:15 promises that there will be a time that our loved ones will be resurrected and live again. Philippians 4:6,7 promises that until that time that our heavenly Father will provide us with peace and he will guard our hearts and minds in this time of need. I hope that you rely on the avenue of prayer for continued comfort. Again, I am sorry for your loss

Doug & Glenda Irwin
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Betty & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thought and prayers for peace and comfort.
Doug & Glenda

Lee and Nancy Lane
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Betty, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you and yours.

Christy Messnick
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Christy, Ceri, Connie .

The "Kinnamon Family" sends our remembrance with love and prayers. Chris (& Stu), Ceri (& Paul), Connie (& Dave) and Joe. We pray that God will heal your hearts leaving you full of joyful memories . May God bless you all! We are so very sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the best.

Theil (Flock) Ryan
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
Betty and Family,

So very sorry to hear about Tom, Sincere Sympathy to you and the family.

Dawn Sorg
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and love are with all of you!

Robin Brewer
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss! Love you Aunt Betty Ann, Traci and Jami. Prayers for you and your families during your time of grief!

Mary Kay and Jim Ballard
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Betty Zavorka Abel
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
Sincere condolences for your loss. I went to school with Tom.

Judith Beers Toole
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Dear Betty and family,

I am sorry to read of Tom's death to your great loss. He was a fine classmate and friend all through our school days. I was glad to see both of you at our mini class reunion in Branson, Missiouri.

Love, peace, blessings,


Roger A Hergert
   Posted Sun November 26, 2017

My sincere condolence go out to you on your loss. I know what you are feeling even though Nancy, my wife, has been gone for 24 years. From what i read, you and Tom had a great life together but remember that:

We follow a pathway that has no end
as we travel through life day by day.
Together with those who are dear to our hearts
and are there by our side, come what may
But sometimes a loved one must travel ahead
for reasons that aren't always clear.
And we're left behind to continue along,
missing one who is no longer here.
And while it may seem that the pathway has stopped,
it merely has rounded a bend,
And our loved one goes on to a much brighter place
down the pathway that has no end.

Your classmate,
Roger Hergert
(719) 208-8452

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