A beautiful soul was taken and made an angel on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
Afton Irene Roush, 16, was taken from us too soon, but will live on as an organ donor to other terminally ill children.
She was smart, funny and a determined young woman who wouldn’t let anything stand in her way. She will truly be missed. She loved her music especially her favorite Boy Band One Direction. In 2013, Afton was chosen to be a member of the Kidd’s Kids yearly trip to Disney World with her family and other sick children. That trip was one of the highlights of her life and she talked about it often.
Afton was born April 9, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jeff and Holly (Bell) Roush and was a miracle baby from the start, born with occipital encephalocele. She was tough, beating the odds when she was born, proving numerous doctors wrong. She got to live a loved life being able to do so many things. She brought sunshine to everyone who knew her.
She attended Highland Park Elementary School in Sheridan, Prairie Wind Elementary and Sage Valley Junior High in Gillette, and she couldn’t wait to be a Gillette Thunder Basin High School Bolt this year as a sophomore.
She is survived by her parents and step-mother, Gretchen (Pfenning) Roush; brothers Adrian and Jackson; grandparents, Brent and Cheryl Nelson, Don and Jackie Roush of Sheridan and Hank and Bea Pfenning of Gillette; great grandparents, Mary Jean Roush and Ed Stafford of Sheridan, Florence Bell of Casper and Alice Jean Pfenning of Woodland Hills, California; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her favorite Grandma and best friend Peggy Bell.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Wyoming Bikers Assoc. NEC, PO Box 352, Gillette, WY 82717
There will be a viewing at 9:00 a.m. at Kane Funeral Home, Friday, November 9, 2018. A Celebration of Life will follow at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, at Kane Funeral Home with Bishop Matt Melinkovich presiding. A reception will follow in the Kane Funeral Home Reception Hall. Burial will be in the Juniper Heights section, Sheridan Memorial Cemetery.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.