Christopher Vincent Raugust
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

February 28, 1986 ~ June 24, 2016

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Christopher was born February 28, 1986 in Pasco, WA to Curtis Raugust and Indra Burcella. He graduated from Prairie High School in Battle Ground, WA in 2005.
Chris worked as a day trader. He adored animals, especially Luca, his blue pit. He attended Crossroads Community Church and enjoyed golf, music, martial arts and drawing.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Christian Raugust and Vincent Burcella and grandmother Mildred Raugust. He is survived by his parents; sister Jessica; stepmom Dawn Freeman; grandmother Olivia Burcella; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Freedom House Ministries in Vancouver, WA. Special thanks to Legacy Medical Center, Salmon Creek and Rev. Barbara S. Harris.
Christopher was a tender hearted, kind and loving son, brother and friend. He will be remembered for
his warm, charismatic personality, big, enthusiastic and contagious smile, his loyalty to those close to him but most of all, for his compassion and huge heart.
He always saw the best in people and treated everyone with love and kindness. He was unconditionally loved by all and will be profoundly missed .
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 29, 2016.
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Chris, I know you are full of joy in Heaven! Praying for your mom, dad, and sis always!
Ri (Gina-Marie) Senior-Bundrick
June 18, 2020
We are so very sorry. There are just no words. Prayers and Blessings to you all. Love to you and the family. Paul and Becky
Paul Shinn
July 14, 2016
Mr. Raugust,

Heard about the news from Jace a few days ago. I am saddened by the loss. I have not seen you in many years, but I recall sharing a lot of positive experiences with you as young adults that I will forever cherish. You will be missed old friend. Thanks for always being a positive & kind soul. Thoughts & Prayers to your family. RIP
Michael Tran
July 9, 2016
Chris you will never be forgotten!! Still can't believe that you're journey on this earth had been cut so short!! Until we meet again my friend!! RIP Chris..
Antoinette Valenzuela
July 5, 2016
June 30, 2016 Christopher, I'm so sorry I'm so far. You know that my heart is there today as your body is laid to rest. Our lives as we know it have stopped here as all thoughts are on you, Aunt Indra, Uncle Curt, & Jessica. You have been in my thoughts constantly since you entered the hospital, always in my prayers. Now we keep you in our thoughts & our hearts forever! Give Papa a big hug from me. So grateful for our memories and our family reunions. I look forward to our most awesome family reunion ever! Till then, I love you, sweet cousin!
Ri (Gina-Marie) Senior-Bundrick
July 1, 2016
We're so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.
Love, Paul and Cindy Hemsworth
Paul and Cindy Hemsworth
July 1, 2016
It was a blessing with in its self to have known you and to have been your friend... You will be missed an never forgotten. My prayers go to the family.
Richard Burtch
June 30, 2016
So many things I wish I could say Chris... You were amazing, truly a rare breed. You were always there when I needed someone the most and for that I'll forever be thankful. I'm glad that I was given the chance for our paths to cross and I was able to get to know you. Turns out you became one of my best friends and I'm thankful I'll always have you with me. Maybe not physically but there's not a person in the world that can take your place in my heart. " I ride... you ride.. till the casket drops!" I love you man and you will be missed greatly!!

Love and respect to the family, my heart goes out to you. Forever in my prayers
Sadi Miller
June 30, 2016
Where there was great love their is great grief. I am so sorry for your family's loss of this beautuful young man, gone too soon
Angie Watts
June 30, 2016
Godspeed Curt and family.
Tim Gray
June 30, 2016
I cannot even imagine your heartache, and am so very sorry. I believe he is not gone, but gone before, and he will be waiting for you. All our love to you and the family, you remain in our prayers.
Pam Brumfield
June 29, 2016
Curt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Chris will be so missed. His life touched many lives. I was so fortunate to meet him at your open house a few years ago. He was so friendly, sweet, had an infectious smile and warm inviting eyes. Those we love don't go away, their spirit and memories always are beside us, every day, unseen, unheard but always there. Still loved, missed and very close to our hearts.
May he rest in peace. May the Lord guide and give you strength during this time of sorrow. Love and hugs...Terrie Schaumberg
Terrue Schaumberg
June 29, 2016
Prayers to your family. RIP Friend.
Tatiana Candelaria
June 29, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Cherish every day as some are not given the chance. So sad.
Laura Conway
June 29, 2016
Mike Haggard
June 29, 2016
Chris - It's still hard for me to believe that you are gone. I have spent the last several days thinking about all of the great memories we shared over the years. Thanks for being such a great friend and someone that I could always share a laugh with. I will never forget all the great times we shared. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest easy Ragusto!

To Curt, Indra, Jessica and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to you and the loss of one incredible person. His smile and laugh will live on in so many of our memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nick Bergren
June 29, 2016
Too soon gone. I know how much you were loved and cared for by your family. Bonnie Marchuk Portland Oregon
June 29, 2016
Rebecca Brown
June 29, 2016
Though we only met you a couple of times, knowing your parents you must have been a super point of pride for them. We know that you will be missed and loved throughout all of eternity. We are born into this world spreading happiness and love, we leave this world with good memories and love. For Curtis, Dawn and the rest of the family you have left behind memories of love and caring and that is a great memorial in itself!
We are very sorry for your loss
Wayne and Sandee Ott
June 29, 2016
Indra and family, we wish to send our condolences. Christopher touched the lives of so many people. He will be greatly missed. He is in the mightiest hands of all now! Love Dan and Veronica Giesey
dan and veronica giesey
June 28, 2016
My darling Christopher, rest in peace. You will be closer to Papa now... I love and miss you! your smile and charming ways will live in our hearts forever. Love Nana
June 28, 2016
My dear friend Indra and your very sorry for the passing of Christopher. God apparently needed another angel. He is with his grandpa and will always watch over his family. May all the good times you have shared help heal your hearts! He isnt suffering anymore. Prayers and love to all of you. Beany
Berni Christensen
June 28, 2016
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