ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bryce Velasco, 54, who passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2016. We will remember and love him forever.  Please post stories (click the stories tab above), to celebrate the life he lived, always with a smile.

Posted by Linda Webb on June 26, 2018
Gone too soon! You are thought of....until we meet again!
Posted by Lori Smith on June 23, 2018
730 days...... too many without you.
Posted by Linda Webb on December 6, 2017
Happy Birthday! Your smile was contagious! You brought so much love and joy to your family and those that know you! You are missed!!
Until we meet again!

Linda, Byron & family
Posted by Lori Smith on June 21, 2017
This Friday will be 365 days without the love of my life. I thought I would share the video I created and shared at his Celebration of Life last summer. Please take time from your day to watch this movie and think of this very special man and the goodness he brought to your life. He brought so much joy to mine and so much love to us all.

https://vimeo.com/222493416
The password is: bucky
Music plays so turn it up.....
Posted by Linda Webb on August 17, 2016
It warms my heart to be able to see his smile! I love the photos that you are sharing with us. Forever in our hearts!

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Posted by Linda Webb on June 26, 2018
Gone too soon! You are thought of....until we meet again!
Posted by Lori Smith on June 23, 2018
730 days...... too many without you.
Posted by Linda Webb on December 6, 2017
Happy Birthday! Your smile was contagious! You brought so much love and joy to your family and those that know you! You are missed!!
Until we meet again!

Linda, Byron & family
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Shared by Lori Smith on December 6, 2019
Happy 58th birthday, Sweetie!
This photo was taken during one of our trips to Disneyland for Bryce’s birthday.  We had just checked in at the Grand Californian (thank you Disney Vacation points) and he collected his hand-designed Disney birthday button and a cast member handed him a bunch of balloons. 
That big beautiful smile is the one I got to see and feel every moment we spent together.
So happy birthday to my soul mate, my best friend.  I most sincerely honor you every day but today is your special day.  It was the day you were born so that one day our lives would finally cross and eyes meet and we’d begin our love story.
Baking cookies for you today so hang around!
I love you more than everything and only you forever.
Shared by Lori Smith on June 23, 2019

On June 22nd three years ago,I found Bryce had fallen ill after returning home from work.  And a few hours later, June 23rd, 2016, everyone who gave a piece of themselves to Bryce had their lives changed permanently by his sudden passing.

Bryce’s laugh is contagious so I am grateful to have videos I can watch when I need to hear his voice.

I read our love letters to help my heart when it’s aching.

But his touch; his bear hugs; his whispers across my ear; his ever-present hand on mine when we’re driving...  those special moments are hard to capture with my imagination.

Bryce is the father and daddy to our children; a son and a brother; an uncle.  And a friend to so many who remember him with such wonderful and kind words.

Bryce and I are a genuine love story and my heart shattered into so many pieces I thought I would be joining him.  There are days I still do.

He’s with me; watching over me; holding me; and loving me.  The tears have never stopped; I’ve just learned to hide the pain so others aren’t uncomfortable.

My grandma Ruth sent me a clipping.  Although she never met him personally, she knew the goodness he brought to others.  Please read the quote and reflect on your memories of Bryce.

Today, June 23, 2019, just give Bryce a little hello and say thank you.  He deserves nothing less.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  ~ Lori

Shared by Lori Smith on June 23, 2018

I am forever finding shiny pennies along my path.  When I am desperate for a hug or "stronger" affirmation that Bryce is with me, I'll find a dime.

On one such occasion, Hannah, Skyler and I were at Disney's California Adventure.  Skyler more or less entertains my notion that the pennies are Bryce's way to reach out to us.  On this trip, I explained to him about the dimes.  I told him I find them when I am especially lonely, or really excited and wishing Bryce were truly present to share in the excitement.  Skyler remains cynical, but that's okay with me.  It does not change the connection I feel with Bryce when I find pennies or dimes.

We all had ridden a ride and had walked a few minutes to another ride when Skyler realized he left his cell phone in the underseat basket of the previous ride.   He was visibly upset and said his mom was gonna kill him because it was her way to reach him.  I tried to calm him saying "it's just a phone" and "really, if it's gone, then we just figure out how to get a new one".

I told him we'd walk back to the other ride to ask if someone turned it in.  We walked down hill about twenty feet and right in the middle of the pathway, where dozens had already walked, lay a shiny dime.  I did not notice that dime when we walked up the hill and considering the amount of time and the numbers of park visitors that already passed by it leaving it there, convinced me it was from Bryce.  I stopped and yelled for Skyler to come back and pointed at the dime.  I said "see, there's your dad telling us it's going to be okay".  He collected the dime and we continued walking back to the ride.

We spoke to the ride attendants who instructed up to go through a back entrance to the theater we sat in.  It was challenging swimming down stream against all the people leaving their turn from the ride.

We opened the door and Skyler saw a light.  It was the ride attendant checking the seat where Skyler has been and the next light was the screen on the phone.  Skyler was ecstatic!   He could barely say thank you (though he did when I turned him back to the person).

Dime or no dime, it was all okay.  But with the dime, it somehow affirms Bryce is there enjoying the day, helping us with troubles, holding our hands on the rides and watching the shows, too.