We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved son and brother Christopher Lee Bedell on September 2, 2021. Chris was born in Reno, Nevada on May 30, 1992, attended a district school, and graduated from Bishop Manogue High School in 2010. While growing up in Reno, he participated in competitive swimming at Reno Aquatics and later in the Lakeridge Swim Team.
Chris is also a versatile percussionist who plays throughout the school and is a member of the Reno Youth Chamber Orchestra. After graduation, Christopher worked in a knitting factory, where he followed his love of music. He co-founded his own music studio, Buxom Records, and then started working in the showroom of the Grand Sierra Resort. In the end, his path took him to Los Angeles, where he had the opportunity to further develop his career.
He has obtained the technical skills and certifications necessary to realize the dream functioning sound in a feature film in Mississippi. As Chris said, “Thank you very much for this opportunity and the staff who welcome me to join.”
Through hard work, a caring community, friendship and inner talent, you can always hear what others might miss. Chris follows His enthusiasm is always grateful for being surrounded by beautiful souls. As a caring son, brother, uncle and friend, Christopher is an incredible light in our lives.
His warm, generous, compassionate soul, with a deep belly smile and bright smile, can light up a room and make everyone feel important and loved. He always has a spirit and desire to help his friends and family, help others through good times and adversities.
Before the death of Christopher’s grandmothers Margaret Orr Contri and Joan Bedell and his grandfather Ted Contri. His mother, Elizabeth Contri Bedell, survived. Father, Gary Biddle; brother, Ted “Rusty” Bedell and Blaine Sharp; sister, Aimee Shook (Harrison) and Sophia Bedell (Troy Wiper) and niece Quinnley Shook.
Those who know and love Chris know how lucky we are to know and love him. His infectious personality and naughty flash will always remain in our hearts. Plans are underway for memorials and celebrations in the spring of 2022.
Before that, consider writing a letter or note to Chris about the stories, antics, and memories that make up the time you shared with him. Over time, we will gather to celebrate Christopher’s joy and love. “Love you, Buddy.” “Love you, man.” “Love you, brother.”