Kylee Bair-Jones

Kylee Bair-Jones

October 29, 1991 - March 20, 2024
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Kylee Nicole Bair-Jones (Ruegamer) came into this world on October 29, 1991 in Rapid City, South Dakota. While it was greatly unexpected, Kylee passed at home peacefully in her sleep, on the morning of Wednesday, March 20th 2024.

In 1992, she and her mother moved to Billings, Montana for a short period of time before eventually settling in Sheridan, Wyoming. Throughout her early childhood years they frequently ventured into the rolling hills— traveling to Eagle Butte, the family’s ranch outside Big Timber, Montana.

Kylee would later graduate from Sheridan High School in 2010. There, she also met and later married Joseph Konkel, her first husband and father of her child. Kylee and Joe welcomed Brody Michael Konkel into the world on November 22, 2013. Kylee was excited to be a mother from a young age; she embraced her role with incredible passion, courage, and understanding. She treasured every moment of growth being a mother had to offer. She and Joe ultimately chose separate paths of life in 2018.

Following this new chapter, Kylee and Brody were able to build a home in 2020. This fostered flexibility and strengthened Kylee's professional work as an independent Developmental Disabilities Care Provider.

Last year, on August 8, 2023 Kylee and her other half, Matthew Wayne Jones set out on their adventure of a lifetime: marriage. The love Kylee had for Matthew radiated from her; and Matthew reflected it right back. The two were best friends above all. They enjoyed spending time visiting family together, checking out new places and things, and continuously finding new ways to love one another. Together, they were two halves of the same whole.

You could find Kylee in the mountains– exploring hidden caves, picking up unique rocks, or hiking through trails. The Big Horn National Forest became a frequently visited sanctuary. Her family and their beloved pets: Toby Leroy, Cheddar Biscuit, and Mittens, would pile into the car and take off into adventure. Kylee loved to sing loudly in the car, while listening to reggae or indie roots music. She would stop to take pictures of what she found to be novelties. She specifically loved horses and wildflowers, Rivers, and winding roads. The occasional piece of cool architecture. To Kylee, there was uniqueness in the ordinary.

Kylee was an artist with words and expression, intuitively connecting with people that left them feeling valued. She had a knack for seeing the bigger picture and understanding complex concepts. She craved deep and meaningful conversations, like the undercurrent of a moonlit sea– pushing for growth and evolution; while embodying kindness and intellect. As a dreamer at heart and an actionist in reality– Kylee practiced these values daily in both her personal and professional life. A huge part of her life involved taking clients out on their own adventures, teaching them tools for independence along the way.

Kylee will be remembered by her uplifting aura and charismatic energy that extended to all those she met. She’ll be found in the quiet moments amongst the trees, in the sparkle of the moon, and in the laughter of her loved ones. Her presence will be dearly missed by many.

Kylee is preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann Ruegamer and uncle, Wade Ruegamer.

Kylee is survived in death by her beloved husband, Matthew Wayne Jones, her brilliant son, Brody Michael Konkel, her caring mother, Wendy Dewey (Ruegamer) and sisters, Brittani Dewey and Bridger Dewey. Her nephew, Parker Ford. Her grandfather William (Bill) Ruegamer. And her trusted friends: Annie Bruso, Cace Riesen, Angie Burton, Patrick Tarver, and Harley Dean.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Kane Funeral Home, immediately following is a reception with Kylee's favorites, Taco Bar and Cheesecake in Kane's reception hall.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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April 6, 2024
Start Time:
11:00 am
A Celebration Of Life will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00 am at Kane Funeral Home, with a reception of Kylees favorite food a Taco Bar to follow the service in the Kane Funeral Reception Hall.


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