Bridger KC Butters
May 9, 2000 ~ February 24, 2022
Our brave, fun-loving, giant-hearted boy, Bridger KC Butters, passed from this life on February 24, 2022, as the result of a tragic motorcycle accident. His little brother, Colter, just gained the coolest guardian angel and one that just might talk him into trouble and not out of it.
Bridger truly lived fast, his motto in life. He accomplished much in his short 21 years. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a proud Eagle Scout, Bridger lived up to the oath to do his best to honor his God and country and to help other people at all times. Elected as Student Body President of South Ogden Jr. High and a student officer every year at Bonneville High School, Bridger found a way to help his peers navigate the pressures of teenage life with his magnetic smile and heart bigger than the vast outdoors. Talented athletically, Bridger enjoyed snowboarding, basketball, football and hunting but had a passion for baseball. As a Team Captain he caught hold of what life was all about by mentoring his younger teammates, bonding with buddies in the outfield and batting his way through each season. An honored graduate of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, Bridger excelled in his classes, giving drive and determination to his love for bikes. He found his true calling in life with the wind in his face riding his motorcycle and working as a Certified Harley Davidson Technician for Tucker Speed in Ogden. Living his dream, Bridger was first to arrive and last to leave the shop where he showed total loyalty, dedication and pure excitement.
Forever the life of the party, Bridger’s crazy antics endeared him to everyone who knew him. Blessed with a mischievous sense of humor, Bridger loved a good prank, impersonating others, or the opportunity to take selfies on everyone else’s phone. Those ridiculous photos are now precious parts of him we hold dear. He seemed to know everyone and accept them wherever they were in life. To know Bridger is to love him, and to be loved by him is our greatest gift. Ride high in the sky, son! We know this for certain, you will be watching over us all.
With his girlfriend, Syd Young, he found love and tender companionship. Perfect for each other, she motivated and inspired him to pursue his passions. He reciprocated that love with acts of kindness and deep devotion.
Bridger literally “bridged” the gap between this life and the next with his last selfless act of organ donation. His huge heart lives on and his legacy continues.
Thank you to the first responders, medical providers at McKay Dee and IMC Hospitals, Donor Connect who cared for Bridger and to all who have loved Bridger his entire life.
Countless people have asked how they can help our family, and we are so grateful for the outpouring of love that has lifted us and helped our burdens become light. More than anything Bridger would want you to commit to being an organ donor today, give someone a tight bear hug and chase your dreams while you can.
Bridger is survived by his forever grateful parents, Danton D. Butters and Wendee Stenquist Butters; brother, and understudy Colter and sweetheart, Syd Young. Those most important in Bridger’s life were his family and many friends. He leaves behind beloved grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Claine R. Stenquist.
A celebration of Bridger’s life will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
Services will be live-streamed and available by scrolling to the bottom of Bridger’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.