Bridger Jeffrey Smith,

April 15, 2003 – Dec. 13, 2019

Bridger Jeffrey Smith, 16, passed away

on Dec. 13, in a tragic accident in Scottsdale,

Ariz., where he was living at the time. He was

born in Rock Springs on April 15, 2003.

Bridger was the son and best friend of

Janelle and Austin Smith, of Big Piney, and

big brother and role model to four younger

sisters Haddy, Piper, Kooper and Kelty.

Bridger attended school online so that he

could pursue his hockey dreams. He was

only a junior, but extremely talented on and

off of the ice. He started playing hockey at

a very young age and continued to play on

a variety of teams such as the Big Piney Vipers,

Pinedale Glaciers, Utah Jr. Grizzlies,

Jackson Hole Summit Selects, Ogden Jr.

Mustangs, Boulder Bison, Rocky Mountain

Rough Riders, Colorado Thunderbirds, Madison

Capitols, LA Jr. Kings and the Phoenix

Jr. Coyotes. He was also chosen for several

select teams.

Besides hockey, he had a love for traveling, exploring the world, food, fast cars and learning

new things. Hockey allowed him to travel all over and explore new things. Because of this,

people all over the world were blessed by his big grin and thoughtful heart.

In addition to his parents and sisters, he is survived by great-grandmother Bettie Coles; his

grandfather Ace Smith; grandmother Sallie Waters; aunts Cameo (Shawn) Langley, Whitney

(Damon) Gehlhausen and Alisha (Austin) Moore; and seven cousins. He was preceded in death

by grandmother Jessie Smith and one uncle.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday, Dec. 27, at the Southwest Sublette Pioneer Senior

Center, 429 E. First St., Marbleton.

Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Plainview Cemetery

immediately following services. All are invited to a meal, visiting and memory-sharing

back at the Senior Center following the cemetery services.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bridger Smith Memorial fund, set up at Bank