Mass of Christian Burial for Eric Badwound will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, Wyo., with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gilette. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church with Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Eric Wayne Badwound, 50, of Gillette, Wyo., was born July 2, 1969, to Doris Ann Badwound (Six Feathers) and Joy Gabriel Badwound in Gillette. He spent his childhood surrounded by siblings and many other children his parents opened their door to. Eric passed away on September 26, 2019, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Eric had many passions in life. Some of which included bingo, softball, and being a Bronco and Yankee’s fan. But his biggest passion was being a father and grandfather. Eric loved coaching and was always a helping hand when needed. He had a heart of gold and could put a smile on anyone’s face. When he wasn’t at work, he spent his free time at the softball fields umpiring softball in the summer and being a referee for basketball in the winter. Through both of those activities he made lifelong friends. You could also find him in front of the TV watching his favorite sports or WWE wresting. He loved his job and worked his way up from being a custodian, to the transportation director of the Campbell County Senior Center. Eric touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Eric is survived by daughter, Brittany; grandson, Chayton; brothers, Joy, Bruce, Reynold, and Charles of Gillette, WY; sisters, Patricia Badwound of Denver, CO and Melody Wright of Thornton, CO; and many nieces, nephews, relative, and friends. Eric is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Joy Badwound; infant brother, Joy Badwound; brother, Tony Hernandez-Badwound, and nephew, Christopher Badwound.
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.