Sunday, September 27, 2009

My brother Chris

Jeremy Christopher Gaughan
Born March 21, 1979 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Pete and Dona Gaughan. Chris is one of eight children. Chris was an easy going happy baby. When Derek was born a couple years later they were instant buddies. Whether it was getting into mischief together or both cramming on a hot wheels together where you would see one of them you knew the other was not too far behind. Chris was a very artistic boy and loved nature. Chris had a talent for putting you at ease. He talked of traveling the world as he got older and boy did he. Through his travels he touched many lives he has friends in Italy, Austria, Australia, Chile, Spain, Germany, France, Mexico, Turkey, Finland and those are just the ones we know of. When our dad was sick and near the end of his life my brother Chris was by his bedside constantly. He even acquired the name "Klingon" because he was just always there. He had a nurturing and compassionate heart which is why it make sense that he felt strongly about being in the medical field. Chris worked at the hospital here in Olathe in the ER; which really was kinda funny to us because he was a little bit of a fainter and we couldn't believe he was going to go to work in an ER where there was blood and who knows what else that he would be facing. But I think it was his strong determination in wanting to be able to help others and to touch there lives in a positive way that helped to get him through the times that were hard for him. So many people who saw him in the ER have commented on how compassionate he was and his big smile. He was able to put them at ease in their time of need. Chris would have made a wonderful Doctor. Chris also enjoyed creating things. Whether it was a smoker he built with his brother Derek and friends or the planes that he liked to create with Griffin. Some of the things that he made absolutely amazed us. He truly had a gift. His life was short but I think he tried to get the most out of it. Chris was in a tragic car accident Thursday, September 24 in which his short life was ended. Chris you will be greatly missed. We love you and will rejoice the day we get to be reunited with you and dad!
Much Love, your big sis
This was a sudden death and Chris did not have life insurance the cost of a funeral is expensive and we are asking that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Security Savings Bank Jeremy Christopher Gaughan Memorial Fund acct. # is 8300332201. You can call the bank. Lori Keim (913)894-5400 or (913)752-5367.


  1. Brandi, that was amazingly beautiful. Are you showing it to Derek for the Eulogy. I think it would be excellent for that. Love you! Jane

  2. That was beautiful. I have been thinking of you and your family almost constantly. I love you.

  3. That was great. I am thinking of your family as well as you.