“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile!” -Mac Miller
Kristofer and his sidekick, Max Kade Counts, unexpectedly passed on the morning of May 1st, 2023.
Kris was born on April 30, 1989 in Casper, Wyoming to Michelle Counts- Gaines and Marc Alden.
Kris’ first role was being a son and early on it was Kris and Michelle against the world. Along with his mother, his grandmother, Sylvia, helped him gain strength and structure. Kris also found comfort in being around his dad Marc, as he knew he always had a safe haven there. Soon Kris took on the responsibility of being the big brother to his many siblings who he took pride in protecting and mentoring.
In his young adulthood, Kris met Charlotte Sternberg who gave birth to their baby boy, Max. He went on to work at Industrial Lining Systems for over a decade. The owners and his coworkers took excellent care of Kris. They were like a second family to him.
When Kris wasn’t working he loved golfing, skateboarding, drawing, music, and above all else, spending time with his best friend and son, Max. Together they enjoyed building legos, playing video games, and watching Ninja Turtle and Batman movies. Although he loved anything Batman, Kris could and would argue that Micheal Keating was the best one so far! Kris also looked forward to taking dance lessons and pursuing a new found passion for tattooing. Kris had the ability to use his unforgettable smile, laugh, and personality to bring joy to others. He will never be forgotten.
Kris is survived by his parents, Michelle Gaines and Marc Alden; step father, Albert Gaines; his grandmother, Sylvia Counts; siblings, April Brock, Albert Jr. Gaines, Nicole Cunningham, Steven Gettings and Brooklynn Counts; his niece, Myia; and his grandmother, Sylvia Counts.
A private service will be held, by invitation only.
A celebration of life for both Kristofer and Max Counts will be open to the public on May, 13, 2023 6:00pm-9:00pm at North Casper Sports Complex, Casper, Wyoming. There will be a balloon release and slide show. We would like to have everyone bring a rock to share a memory to add to the family’s rock garden.
“When you are happy, remember that this joy is not eternal. When you suffer, remember this pain does not last.” -Buddah