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Chris Mogridge

January 15, 1972 — September 4, 2023

FROM THE HEART…
I met Chris over 20 years ago when I first moved to Oxford, MS. He became my best friend.
We had 20+ truly joyful years of the deepest love and truest partnership that I could imagine … He gave me the experience of being deeply understood, truly supported, and completely and utterly loved – and I will carry that with me always.
Chris was my rock. When I got upset, he stayed calm. When I was worried, he said it would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to do, he figured it out.
Chris and I did not get nearly enough time together. But as heartbroken as I am today, I am equally grateful. Even in these last few days of completely unexpected hell – the darkest and saddest moments of my life – I know how lucky I have been.
Because 20+ years of being with Chris is perhaps more luck and more happiness than I could have ever imagined. I am grateful for every minute we had.
Things will never be the same – but the world is better for the years he lived.
 
 
 
OBITUARY
In Loving Memory of Chris Mogridge
**January 15, 1972 – September 4, 2023**
 
With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Chris Mogridge, a true adventurer in life.
He passed away peacefully on September 4, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by his wife, Karen, his mother, Judy, brother, Jimmy, mother-in-law, Terri and brother-in-law, Glen.
 
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Jim (aka The Colonel). He is survived by his wife Karen, his mother Judy and brother Jimmy (Molly) as well as numerous relatives and friends.
 
Born on January 15, 1972, into a military family, Chris learned early on how to embrace change and make every place feel like home. He was a passionate cyclist, enjoyed snow skiing and gardening, and loved cooking and sharing great meals with friends.
 
Chris graduated from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), worked in Washington, DC for a few years and returned to Oxford, MS to help his father with the beginnings of the family business at Oxford Station. Chris and Karen met in Oxford and were married in Italy on a family vacation by Jim. In 2008, Chris decided to shift gears and founded Mercury Bikes, turning his passion into a business that transformed the cycling world. His knack for innovation and commitment to quality earned Mercury Bikes a spot in the hearts of riders everywhere.  In 2014, Chris and Karen moved to Salt Lake City to both grow the company and enjoy Utah’s outdoors.
 
Beyond his professional achievements, Chris was a loving husband to Karen and their many furry children. Their 20+-yr. love story was a steady anchor through all the moves and changes life threw their way. Together, they faced new cities, new friends, and new adventures.
 
Chris always had a smile to share, a helping hand to offer, and words of encouragement to the friends he made wherever he was.  His generosity and humor touched lives far and wide.
 
In honor of Chris Mogridge’s memory, the family asks that donations be made to the Tunica Humane Society in Tunica, MS. It’s a fitting tribute to Chris’s love for the many puppies he & Karen fostered from Tunica.
 
A casual celebration of Chris Mogridge’s life will be held on September 22nd at Oxford Treehouse Gallery, Oxford, MS. Chris leaves a void that’s impossible to fill, but his spirit of life, adventure, resilience, and love for his family, cycling, animals, and the people around him will live on in our hearts forever.
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Celebration of Life
September 22, 2023 at
Oxford Treehouse Gallery, Oxford, MS
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