TEIGEN FINNERTY

Born: Fri., Aug. 9, 1996
Died: Sat., Apr. 28, 2018


Vigil Service

7:00 PM Thu., May 03, 2018
Location: Saint Patricks Catholic Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 04, 2018
Location: Doug Branscom Platte County Fairgrounds


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A funeral service for Teigen Finnerty, 21, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Doug Branscom Memorial Show Ring at the Platte County Fairgrounds in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor James Wakefield officiating.  A Vigil for the Deceased will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wheatland with Father Tom Kadera.   Following the service there will be a reception at Vimbo’s Dusty Boots in Wheatland.

Teigen Finnerty passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Wheatland.

Teigen Finnerty was born August 9, 1996 in Wheatland the son of Dean Patrick Finnerty and Dawn Marie (Williams) Finnerty-Carmichael and brother of Tel Finnerty.

He was kind hearted, a friend to all, and never met a stranger.  Teigen excelled in many life activities including, rodeo, wrestling, football, welding, academics, and many other community and school events.  Teigen was an active member of the Platte County 4-H program.

In the fall of 2015, Teigen was enrolled in Central Wyoming College (CWC) in Riverton, Wyoming where he was a leading member of the rodeo team. He competed in steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and team roping with CWC for two years. Upon graduation, Teigen worked on the Finnerty family ranch in Wheatland.  He also pursued his passion of welding.

In February of 2018, Teigen pursued his rodeo career by moving to Decatur, Texas to hone his steer wrestling skills.  In March of 2018, Teigen moved to Whitman, Arizona where he continued his plans, and journey of excellence, as a cowboy. 

In the fall of 2018, Teigen planned to continue his education and rodeo career at the University of Wyoming, where he was a scholarship recipient.

Teigen lived his life through these daily reminders:  “Work Hard, Be a Champion, Be the Best, and Thank God for Everything.”

Teigen is survived by his father, Dean (Rachael Settles) Finnerty of Wheatland; mother, Dawn (Gavin) Carmichael of Anchorage, Alaska; brother, Tel Finnerty of Anchorage; paternal grandfather, Jack Finnerty of Wheatland; and maternal grandparents, Jack and Phyllis Shinn of Casper, Wyoming.

Teigen was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louise Finnerty of Wheatland and Neil E. Williams of Wheatland.

Serving as urnbearers will be Taylor Davidson and Connor Madsen.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Paul Schadegg, Shawn Mills, Beau Clark, Cody Ballek, Ty Tillard, Garrett Reid, Mclane Arballo, Cutter DeHart, Jason Miller, Colt Bruegman, Casey Sellers, Bailey Burch, Kassie Kautzman.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established at the Wyoming Community Foundation, 1472 North Fifth Street, Suite 201, Laramie, Wyoming 82072, please specify “Teigen Finnerty Memorial Fund” in the memo line of the check. Or contribute online at www.wycf.org, select the “Donate” button, select “An Existing Fund”, and type “Teigen Finnerty Memorial Fund”.

The family would like to thank everyone for their sympathy and support during this time of bereavement.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mike and Susan Fullmer
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for God's strength and comfort for all of you~Mike, Susan and Family

Randy and Stacy Svalina
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Our hearts reach out for you and your family Dean. Reading through things it is obvious that your son followed in your footsteps of being a remarkable individual that impacted many lives.

Joanne H Rice
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Words cannot convey what you or any of us who have lost a child/grandchild. Major hugs to all of you. Peace be with you all.

Kevin and Kim Hill
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dawn, Dean and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May god help you find the strength and comfort and peace at this time.

Tracy Rue
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Tracy Ruye.

My deepest sympathies. Tracy Rue and Family


Chuck & Linda Witte
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayer go out to the Finnerty family in their time of need.

Lisa Colin
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Teigen will be greatly missed. He was a very funny, strong willed, and thoughtful person. Will miss his wonderful smile. Big hugs to Dawn, Tel and Dean.

Miles Williams
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
I am so sorry Dean, Dawn, and Jack. Teigen will always be remembered as a wonderful young man as well as a good cowboy!

Shae Lux
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018

Natural Spray was sent by Barkhurst Bunch.

With all our love to all. Shae, Mikala, Dorsey, Tim Barkhurst Family, Jeff/Sarah Keller, Bub Barkhurst Family, Shelly Barkhurst Landis Family, Jake Keller Family


Theresa L. & Bob Madsen
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Teigen Finnertys families, His smile and personality will not be forgotten, a very special loved man. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Bob and Theresa Madsen

Neta Cheser
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Teigen. My heart breaks for what you are going through. He will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace. Neta

Cynda Rice
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
I do not know Teigen, but have friends that do. I also know that there are just no words that can express what you all are feeling. My heart breaks for you. Tell his story to all who will listen, share with his family and friends how special he is to you and why, over and over again, now and always. His parents need to and will always need to hear that he is not forgotten and lives forever in your hearts.

Jean Fletcher Johnson
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of the Fletcher family is thinking of you at this time.

Carla and Dan Leff
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Know that you all are in our thoughts. We hope you find peace.

SHARON SMITH
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dean, Dawn and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you1

Deena Grieves
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
My heart breaks for you Dean and family. If it is true that "The sins of the father are visited on the son" then the opposite should be true for Teigen. He should be sitting on the highest throne in heaven. Dean you are the most selfless giving man I know. Prayers of comfort to you and your family.

Mary Maday
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
i cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. He was truly an outstanding young man. I am so sorry for your loss.

Carmen Stockwel
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dear Finnerty family, so sorry for your loss . Tiegan was a wonderful person. He was one of my kiddos when he was in Middle School. He was always respectful. I will miss him so much. May the good lord wrap you all in his ever loving arms. Tiegan, ride high and watch over your family. Until we meet again, R.I.P. Love you kiddo, Mama Carmen and family !

The Simmons Family
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Teigen has always been polite and easy to visit with. It was always a pleasure watching him rodeo. So sorry for your loss.

Mac and Sharon McDowell
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dean, Dawn and Tel we are so sorry we send loud ove and prayers to you and the whole family....holding you all close on our hearts. 🙏🙏

Madonna Tibor
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
To my dear cousin Phyllis and entire family, we are sorry for your great loss and send our sympathies to all.

Ron & Laura Nauta
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Sorry for your loss Dean , you have our prayers my friend

genia vineyard
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
He was an amazing young man who always made me smile! All my heart goes out to his family and all that loved him. He will always be remembered as an outstanding young man who was loved by so many. Love to all of you. Cobby and Genia Vineyard and family

Stan and Mary Flitner
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
So, so sorry. Peace be with you.

Kim Thompson
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dean and Tel, I will always remember Teigen walking into Lindsey Burke' s and our classroom and joking around with us. He was always smiling and joking and putting people at ease. He was such a polite and considerate young man. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that he will always be with you in your hearts and I'll keep all of you close in my heart. Kim

Garrett and Laura Nokes
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Dean and Family,
You are in our prayers during this difficult time.
Garrett, Laura, Trevor and Parker

Kathy Lebsack
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Dawn, Dean & Tel
Our sincere sympathy to you at this sad time. Hugs to you all. Larry & Kathy Lebsack

Cathy Jozwik
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
My heart breaks at this news and goes out to Dawn and Teigen’s entire family. The world has lost a gentle soul, but I I know his memory will always be a blessing to all who knew him. Hugs and peace ❤️

Bill Gorman
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Dean and all the family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathleen Jackson & Buttons Jackson York
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Our hearts go out to your family, what a terrible loss. May we wish you Grace and Peace, sending our prayers.

Pat O'Toole
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Dean,Dawn,Tel And Jack...I can't Imagine the pain you must feel with the loss of Teigen. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Pam Slepak
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Dawn and family, Please know how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam Slepak

NJ Garton
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Dean and Family,

May God comfort you all during this most difficult time. As fellow ranch kids we know just how special and close ranch families are. May you find peace in the days ahead.

God Bless.

Coy and NJ Garton

Ken & Brenda De Jersey
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018

Dean and Dawn we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts at this unimaginable time. May the good Lord be with you and help you through this difficult time.

The Tim Bath Family
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Jack, Dean, Dawn, and Tel
Condolences to you. Teigen was an exceptional young man. Every time he would say hi, no matter what, when, or where. Dawn, Lexi and I remember so well when you and Louise would bring those two cute, wonderful little boys to the barrel races and get them settled playing, usually in the dirt, out of the way. We would laugh about them and how they were so funny. Teigen never changed. He grew up just like that. Prayers to you all.

Denise Coakley
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
My prayers are with you and your family. May Gods peace fill your hearts and soul during this most difficult time. Love you

Anna Shelledy
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
I didn't get to know Teigen as well as I would have liked but what I did know of him was that he was always kind and caring. He was quiet on the bus and never was any problem. He had a shy smile and that will be missed by everyone who knew him. I pray God grant you peace.

Karole Davis
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
Prayers to you and your family Dean.

Lisa Lam
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to your family.

Michelle M Byers Sosa
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dean, Dawn and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you peace at this very sad time in your lives. Michelle

Bob McLelland
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Finnerty Family, Prayers and heart felt feelings go out to you on this great loss. GOD Bless

Portia Kummer
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Sending prayers of peace and comfort at such a difficult time for you all. Not just now but in all the days to come.

Tony and Decee Shifflett
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dean , Jack , Family - we are thinking of your heartache. Our children are so precious. He was your buddy - Be strong.

Amanda Hunkins Newton
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Dean, Dawn, and Family...
We are so sorry for your loss! Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Amanda

Sherry Kelley
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
Dean and Tel. So so sorry to hear about Teigan. He was a wonderful young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gayle (Eastman) Schmidt
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
Heartfelt sympathy to Dean and his entire family, and all of his friends. Keeping you in my prayers... Gayle

Dawn& Mike Hohnholt
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
We didn't know your son but he sure had a lot of friends . There are never any words that could help or make you feel better. For what you all are going through . The only thing I can say is that Jesus is taking care of him now . Love you all

Mike , Karen ,Macy fuller downtown arena
   Posted Thu May 03, 2018
To Teigens family
I t was a great honor to meet Teigen this winter at the ropings. He was a joy to be around and a perfect gentleman you need to be so proud. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Miriam Bremer Chandler
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
I awoke early Saturday out of a sound sleep hearing my ma, trying to get my attention about something. I couldn't shake the feeling. Don't worry. She's cooked for him and introduced him around by now with Louise. They've got it handled. We send our love.

Amanda Alexander
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Love Michael & Amanda

Brenda Wilson
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Dean, I cannot begin to imagine your heartbreak. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

Glenda Gray and Family
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Jack, Dean, Dawn, Tel, Matt, and entire family, Our hearts are heavy with your sorrow and loss, but the right words seem elusive. What a wonderful young man to be taken so soon! The love of your family and friends are here to support you and please include my family in that love. We are close, if you should need us. Love and peace!!!!!

Dawn Frager
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Dean - I am so sorry and grieved for your loss. I'm thankful the Lord knows your heart's deepest needs right now as He is close to the brokenhearted. I have been praying for you and will be praying in the days to come.

Ken and Chris Pasley
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
So very sorry for your loss, a loss to our whole community. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Melanie Melendez
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
I'm heart broken to hear of the loss of Teigan. I've come to know him through his Alaska family and know the great love they have for him so I had too. You've all been on my mind daily and in my payers of comfort for you all at this time. Teigan was a precious son, loving brother and friend and I know he'll be remembered kindly and never forgotten.

Rainey Auen
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018
Dawn,
My your heart forever hold memories cherished. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
God Bless
Rainey (Thorpe) Auen and Family

Phyliss and Jack,
May your memories sustain you through your days of sadness.
Rainey Auen and Family

Jim Licking
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of trail.

Myran J. Jarmon
   Posted Wed May 16, 2018
The Finnerty family and friends of Teigen are in my prayers during this very difficult time. Please see my condolence I posted on facebook.

S D
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
To the loving family of Teigen, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope you rely on the “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). We all desperately look forward to the day when “death will be no more” (Revelation 21:4) and we will see our loved ones once again.

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