Robert “Berto” James Sevigny of Soldotna Alaska passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023 in his family home from liver and kidney failure at the young age of 34. Robert was diagnosed with the same medical condition that took his sister, Rhoda, in 2011 and required his mother, Patty, to have a double lung transplant in 2013. His diagnosis was unexpected, tragic and heart breaking. Robert flew in from Alaska on Tuesday, February 7th for the final days of his 13-year-old niece, Izibelle, battling cancer and by the following Monday, he was sent home from the hospital with a terminal diagnosis where he joined Izibelle in hospice care in their home in Alpine WY until their passing. Robert passed away four days after his niece, surrounded by family and lifelong friends.
Robert was born June 13, 1988 to Isidore and Patty Sevigny. He grew up in the amazing wilds of Alpine, WY following in his father’s footsteps of loving the outdoors and becoming a skilled carpenter. As the only boy and baby to his three sisters, he was without a doubt a momma’s boy and nurtured (or tortured) by his older sisters to become the funny, independent, loving man he was. Robert and his sister Rhoda were 18 months apart. They would grow up with an unbreakable bond that they would cherish for all their days. Robert was the best uncle to all the kiddos, kin and otherwise. He would spend hours hiking, fishing, hunting and everything outdoors, he is a 3rd generation Scout after all.
After graduating from Star Valley High School in 2006, he would pack up and move to Alaska with his best friend, Eric, where they would experience life to the fullest with big adventures and epic office views. Robert experienced so many adventures filling his heart and the hearts of those he shared them with.
Robert is survived by his parents, Isidore and Patty Sevigny of Alpine WY, his sisters, Jessica Sevigny of Asheville NC, Marilee (Mark) Chomos of Las Vegas and nieces, Brittany and Brianna Chomos of Las Vegas and nieces Bryjitte and Tessa Sevigny of Alpine WY and Rebeka Booth (Arya) of Thayne WY, his grandmothers, Loretta Lechner of Kasson MN and Sally Matthews of Battle Mountain NV. Along with other extended family members.
He is preceded in death by his sister and best friend, Rhoda Sevigny, his niece, Izibelle Sevigny (Rhoda’s youngest daughter), his grandfathers, Alfred Sevigny, Robert Lechner and James Matthews, and his uncles, Paul Sevigny and Dean Lechner.
“Some days I feel as if I’m conquering the world in your honor; and some days I feel as if I’m lost in the heartache of your absence.”
Services Arrangements are:
March 4th at 10:30am Funeral Mass Service at Holy Family Catholic Church in Thayne - 78 Friesion Circle Thayne WY 83127
Luncheon to follow.