Nathan W. Graves
Nathan Wheeler Graves
October 9, 1983 - February 12, 2022
Nathan Wheeler Graves, 38, from Kaycee, WY passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on February 12, 2022 after a 2 1/2 year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig's Disease. He fought a courageous battle never letting the disease affect his attitude, determination or sense of humor. Even when faced with death, Nathan continued to be a positive impact and provided peace and comfort to those around him.
Nathan was born on October 9, 1983 in Casper, WY to Wayne and Gayann (Hickok) Graves. He graduated from Kaycee High School in 2002. Nathan was a fifth-generation cattle rancher and grew up on his family's ranch in Barnum. He was an award-winning bareback horse rider in high school, college and in professional rodeo.
On August 31, 2018 Nathan married the love of his life, Tori Managan and they had one son together, Noble. Nathan was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him.
Nathan is survived by his expecting spouse Tori Graves and their son, Noble Graves, his parents Wayne and Gayann Graves, and his older sister Jonna Cubin. He is survived by his Grandpa Lorne Hickok and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by his dog, Gypsum.
There will be a celebration of life at Harold Jarrard Park in Kaycee, WY on February 26, 2022 at 4pm. If you are sick, please stay home.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Nathan Graves scholarship fund. The scholarship will be based on merit, determination and grit for Johnson County students. Checks can be sent to the Kaycee Area Community Foundation, Nathan Graves Care Fund, P.O. Box 27, Buffalo, WY 82834.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.