In memory of

Christopher Gulden

October 20, 1991 – December 19, 2011

Christopher Douglas Gulden, age 20, of Miles City died on December 19, 2011 in a tragic car accident near Rosebud, Montana.
Christopher was born on October 20, 1991 to Lavonne and Jerry Gulden. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hanging out with his friends and family. He always made those who were around him laugh. He was a very entertaining young man. He loved playing pranks on anyone he was with, and got great pleasure when his tricks worked. He attended Custer County District High School of Miles City and became a man with many talents. He enjoyed working on vehicles and other mechanical things. He loved fixing things until they were basically broken or beyond repair. He was a compassionate person and was always willing to lend a helping hand at his parents´ home or to his friends who didn´t have a place to stay. Christopher had several special friends, Zac, Toni, Shilo, and Keffer. He had a zest for life.
He was taken from us far too early and will be missed dearly, not only by his family but also by his many friends. We all understand that we will all meet him again when the Lord decides our time.
Christopher is survived by his two sisters, Dona Gulden (Wayne) Moore of Cody, WY and Jamie Gulden of Miles City; his three adoring nieces, Breanna Moore of Cody, WY, Jessica Moore of Cody, WY, and Cadence Coleman of Miles City; three rowdy nephews, Clayton Moore of Cody, WY, Logan Moore of Cody, WY, and Seth Coleman of Miles City; his grandmother, JoAnn Preller of Miles City; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Gulden, his grandmother, Caroline Hackett, and his grandfather, Calvin Preller. He loved spending quality time with all of his family members.
A visitation will be held on Monday, December 26, 2011 at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, with family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Burial will follow at the Custer County Cemetery. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


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  1. margo witt ( lafayette) says:

    love you always you will be with me in my hart

  2. Chris will forever be in my heart. I’ll miss ya bud.

    To the family of Chris,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, No one should have to go though this at such a young age.

  3. Melody Jungels says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it is to loose a child and I only pray that I never have to go through it again. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call…anytime. I know sometimes when I lost my first son, that I would wake up in the middle of the night crying and just needed to talk to someone just to know that someone else cared… if that is what you need, please don’t worry about calling, just call. If there is anything else I can do to help you through this please call. We all love and care so very much for you. My home phone is 234-2887 and my cell is 852-3255. Don’t ever feel like you’re alone with this…there are a lot of folks out there who care and will help you through this…don’t be afraid to ask. Again I’m so sorry you are having to go through this; you are a great person and Chris was a good kid. He had a great sense of humor and could always make a person laugh. I hope you can remember all the good times you and him had together and the times he made you laugh,these good times will support you and get you through this. Take care for now and when you’re ready for calls or visits, call. I know right now there is a lot to do and lots of people around, sometimes too many. Still if you need anything, know that you can call.
    Melody Jungels

  4. Jontee Ohanesian says:

    My heart has been so sad since hearing of this accident, just know that my prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Tricia yeager says:

    I didnt not know Chris. but please know that your family is in my thought and prayers!
    Im sorry.

  6. kent koester says:

    Sorry about your loss, he will be missed. My prayers are with you

  7. Haley Kempken says:

    Words cannot explain how much I miss you. Chris aka (Carl) You were a joy to know. You ALWAYS made us laugh and smile. God has another angel.

  8. Roberta Rickman says:

    I am deeply saddened by your loss. I am Tony’s grandma. Chris was just at our house this past weekend and he and my husband visited about his various projects he had going down on the corner. Tony is going to miss him alot. So very very sorry.

  9. Angel Sanchez says:

    Christopher Columbus, I still cannot believe that this has happened to you and your friends. You have always been such an outgoing kid who quickly grew up to be a funny young man. Your time here was, sadly, shortened but you left a mark wherever you went. May God Bless you and your family. Watch over your family Chris, they need you more than ever! Lavonne, Doug, Donna, & Jamie, please know that you are in our family’s thoughts & prayers. My mom also wanted me to add if you need anything please let her know.

  10. Punky Mann says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss

  11. Krystal White says:

    We had alot of fun times and alot of halarious storys. I hope you find peace and to Chris’s family, I am truly sorry. I no it doesnt help. Nothing will but I hope you find peace too. Just a little somthing to make this easyer. ily

  12. Connie Watts says:

    My heart aches for all of you – I pray God’s strength and comfort will be with you.

  13. Kay Baxter says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Chris.

  14. Doug and Kelli Klein says:

    To the family of Chris, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Lavonne, I love you…my heart is breaking for you and feels such a sense of loss for you and your family…may comfort and peace find you along this journey

  16. Teresa Schwartzenberger says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chris…He will be greatly missed.Cherish the memories, and may you find peace and comfort in the days to come.

  17. Charles Marsh says:

    If there is anything I can do to relieve your grief or help in any way, please let us know. You and yours are in Wendy and my prayers…

  18. Sarah Marie Elizabeth Butler says:

    I went to school with Chris, he had an awesome personality that will not be forgotten. My sympathy goes out to all his friends and family who will miss him very much.

  19. I’m very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  20. Tomi & Bruce Rautio says:

    Lavonne, Doug & family
    We are so sorry to hear about Chris, you are in our heart & prayers. I wish there was something we could do or say to take your pain away. Just know he is with god and he will be with you forever. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Love Tomi & Bruce

  21. Breanna Armstrong says:

    My Uncle Chris, I grew up with you since we were babies,became really close. I miss you so much and I love you dearly. You have such a big heart always could make me laugh. I will cherish our memories forever!

  22. Wendy LaFayette says:

    LaVonne,Doug,Jamie,Dona-Chris will always be in our hearts & missed forever. He could definately make anyone crack a smile. Chris took after his comedian sister Jamie in many ways!

  23. James L. Arneson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chris. I remember him at Garfield school. May God be with you now and always.

  24. Tyson Christianson says:

    I remeber as a young man hanging out with Chris, he was always making you laugh with somthing he said or did.We used to go out and do lawn work together all over town.He was a great guy and i’m going to miss him ever so much and along with many others. My depest regards go out to lavonne and Doug I know this must be tuff!

  25. Deanne Marcil says:

    Dear Lavonne & family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Chris will be missed greatly by many, and we are so very sorry for your loss. May God carry you through.
    Deanne & Evan

  26. There are no words that helps. Just remember that if you need to talk or just yell and screem, call me and we can do it together. It makes me sick that we had to lose our kids in this way. I will always remember the good and the bad times both kids shared together.
    Cheryl & family

  27. Tandy Nelson says:

    CARL… I never thought i would see this day come.. Your an amazing and funny person.. I believe the memories i have of you are a piece of you that you left behind for each and every person you loved and cared about.. Rest in Peace And ill be seeing you on the Flypside..

  28. Chris will b missed. my heart goes out to his family. He was so young. ill miss his smart tongue and his smile. He could always make me laugh. I used to tell to stop being a carl. we always had a good laugh from that,it was our inside joke. when i used to c him working on some mechanical thing, i would offer my gun, or a bigger hammer, that way he could just put it out of its misery. He will always live in my memories, and i can remember a lot of laughs with and Lance. i will always think of him as one of my boys. Love ya buddy!!

  29. Pat DeNardo says:

    Your son would always drop everything if I or my daughter Heather Gackle ever remotelly needed any kind of help at all, even if she needed an ear to listen to her or a shoulder to cry on. Chris is made of extreme high moral fiber.

  30. Betty Ganser says:

    LaVonne: So Sorry. I will try to come home so I can see you. Loved that kid and he was always there for us even at 10 years old. Remember the days. Love you and if you need me just call 406-932-4619. Betty

  31. Ashley Baldwin says:

    I just cannot seem to find the words to describe how I am feeling about this tragedy. Chris was more than just a friend to me, he was my homie. I felt so close to him. We always had so much fun, even when we were doing absolutely nothing at all. Just being around him was all I needed. Now he’s gone & I can’t even imagine how this life can go on without him in our lives. You were by far one of the best friends I have ever known and I will truly love and miss you forever and ever. You will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend and someday we shall meet again.

  32. lafayette family says:

    remember chris always sorry for the loss

  33. Phalen Family says:

    We are terribly sorry for your loss. Chris always had a big smile on his face everytime we saw him. He will forever be missed not only by family but by many of his friends. Our hearts go out to everybody!!!

  34. my thoughts and prayers are with all of Chris’s family.

  35. Shelly Schneider says:

    My heart grieves for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  36. Pinky,Ella Mae, Frank Pelletier says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

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