I love you mom
Debbie F. Bramwell
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 10, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    Bozeman, Montana, United States
  • Date of passing: May 11, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Firestone, Colorado, United States
I look up to the sky and talk to you. What I wouldn't give to hear you talk back. I miss your voice, I miss your laughter, I miss everything about you.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend and loved one; Debbie Bramwell.  

Please enjoy some of our memories and add your memories, stories, and photos of our beloved Debbie.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Monday, May 18th, 2015 between 2pm and 5pm at the Moose Lodge in Longmont.  We invite all who knew and loved Debbie to join us in the celebration of her life.  

The Moose Lodge is located at 2210 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO  80501.  If you have questions or need directions please contact Paul Griego at 720-296-2341, Max Henderson at 720-684-9615 or Kehle Griego at kehlegriego@gmail.com


Should friends desire, contributions can be made to the "Taking the grandkids to Kansas fund".  Contributions can be mailed to Max Henderson at PO Box 64, Firestone, Colorado  80520.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 2nd July 2017

"Hey Grandma,
I know that I talk to you on here a lot but I try and tell you all the things that I think would make you happy since you aren't here to see them for yourself. This week Paul and I meet Grandpa in firestone at one of your old favorite restaurants that has moved spots and we had lunch. We just talked and I ordered grandpa a new phone holder. Then today we went to Aunt Sams house and meet with everyone including Kirk and the kids and had lunch and celebrated the 4th of July early. Then on Tuesday Grandpa will be coming over for dinner for the 4th. I love you so much and I hope you are smiling wherever you are!
Lots of love,
Elena"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 27th June 2017

"Hey Grandma I think about you ever day. Especially this weekend when we were up in steamboat taking my senior pictures. We all have so many memories up there and I think that is why we chose that spot. I love you so much Grandma❤️"

This tribute was added by Nancy Clark on 11th May 2017

"So thankful for the years we all had Debbie in our lives. It is so hard to shop for flowers in the spring without my Debbie. Can't wait to be with her when we will enjoy perfect flowers for eternity.
Thank you Kehle and Elena for all the pictures :)"

This tribute was added by Haven Howell on 11th May 2017

"It's a fitting tribute to read the postings left by your lovely granddaughter, Elena."

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 9th May 2017

"As it gets closer to the day you died two years ago life is getting harder. You always knew just what to say to make me smile. I miss the days when i could just hang out at your house with you or sit on your patio and talk. You could always make me feel better in moments like these when I was stressing out. I miss you so much! Hopefully one day soon I will see you again!"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 18th April 2017

"Hey Grandma! I just want you to know I always think about you everyday. I just thought I would tell you a little of what has been going on. Paul and I moved schools at the beginning of the year and I am doing so much better. I made 4 beautiful friendships that I wouldn't trade for the world. I think in ways they each remind me a little of you. Iliyah is one of them and I know you liked her and she is always there for me whenever I need someone. She treats me like family and she always checks on me. Then there is Paloma and man she is the best. I have never been happier with the choice in best friends. She reminds me of you because I always have fun with her just as I did with you. Her grandma even reminds me a little of you. Then there is Jackie and oh man that girl is amazing! She always makes me laugh just as you did. Paul is doing good he is struggling a little but I am trying my best to look out for him and teach him from my mistakes. I have had my drivers license for 6 months now and that always reminds me of you because you were he first to let me drive. I still see the kids and in fact they were just over on Sunday for Easter! I love you so much and miss you so much! But I do want to the thank you because I kept thinking of how you told mom you were gonna be worried about me when you left but that you knew I could do it. I feel I have proved you right that I have worked through the issues I have had and I am fighting to get better. I still miss you everyday! I love you so much! Elena❤️"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 26th March 2017

"Our trip to Kansas has come to an end and there wasn't one day I didn't think about you or see you there. We love and miss you forever and always!"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 23rd March 2017

"As we are on our way to Kansas I sit in the back with Bailey and Emma and I think of you. I wonder if you are watching us. I wonder if you would be proud of me. I wonder if you miss us. I know I miss you like crazy. As the anniversary of your death approaches closer and closer I miss you more and more. Everyone says it gets easier and easier as the days go on but that is the biggest lie I have ever heard. We may suppress the hurt but it never goes away. I thought I was getting better but I think that's a lie. I think I just tried to cover the pain. In reality I think I have been getting worse and I am just now realizing it. Since you died I have had a really hard time. You were a very big part of my life and now that part is missing. I know I am depressed and I know realizing that is a very big part but sometimes I just think it would be easier if you just came back. Instead of taking all these pills and going to therapy. I miss you so much and I wish you were here right now. I love you."

This tribute was added by Haven Howell on 11th July 2016

"What did I say ? A lovely daughter who continues to pay tribute to her delightful mother:-)"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 25th June 2016

"I cry some nights wishing you were still here and that I could have done more for you. I hope you always remember I love you and I do regret all the mistakes I made with you. I will forever remember sitting there holding your hand as your suffering was ended. Please watch over Paul, Emma, Bailey, and Quinten I am trying so hard to be a you for them but no one can ever replace you. I miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Haven Howell on 14th May 2016

"Taking a quiet moment now to remember her wit and cheerful presence in the office and to celebrate the spectacular daughter she raised. A life well lived."

This tribute was added by ursula medina on 13th May 2016

"Debbie was a beautiful mama I will forever remember he smile and how she loved to play cards with my sister in law Verna and Brother In law Esiquo Retana. Miss you Debbie but now your dancing with the angels and in no more pain."

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 11th May 2016

"A year ago today i layed holding your hand knowing you were suffering. I knew it could be your last breath any minute. I hoped for just one more day.  But your suffering ended today.  I had my far amount of time with you but somehow i still feel like it wasnt enough. If i could ask for one of my dreams fo come true it would be for you to come back and continue to be my best friend.  Most people dont get to have a close relationship with there grandmas but not only did i get that but someone that was like my second mom. Someone i felt i could tell everything to. Someone i loved to spend time with and to this day i will remember the warmth coming from your hand and i believe that was your way of saying i love you when you could not talk. We miss you ever day and not one day goes by i dont think of you or wish you were hear. I wish we could sit on the porch and talk or laugh, i wish you could give me one last hug."

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 10th May 2016

"Grandma ever day i think of you. I wish i could call you and just tell you everything i want to tell someone.  I cry when i see your picture,  or hear your voice.  I am a published author because of our story.  I love you and forever miss you and wish i could say see you soon."

This tribute was added by Joni Chavez-Archuleta on 10th July 2015

"Remembering your quiet and gentle strength on your birthday.  May the Lord's Angels surround you with their song.

Love, Gary, Joni, Neva, Audrey :)"

This tribute was added by Stephen Bramwell on 18th May 2015

"Debbie,

As a child I remember your smile. So warm and welcoming. Radiating profound kindness. Your eyes full of light and joy. I must have been 5 or 6 years old. It was the first time we met. Kirk and Kehle were a bit older and still had a few toys that I was aloud play with to keep me occupied while my parents were visiting with you. Out of the choices of toys to play with I chose the toy shopping cart which I imagine was Kehle's. I must have played with that shopping cart for hours non stop. Perfectly content pushing stuffed animals around the yard while Kirk and Kehle kept an eye on me... I had such a great time that I didn't want to go and being the brat that I was, I didn't want to give up that toy shopping cart You and Kehle were gracious enough to let me take it home.

Over the years every time I've heard your name, it's this memory, the memory of your beautiful smile and radiant kindness that I see and feel even at this moment. I'm sure that my five year old self never thanked you. So thank you for the toy shopping cart Kelhe and Debbie.Most of all thank you for the love you sent with it... After all these years I carry it with me. As for the shopping cart, it broke because my cousins and I played with it so much.

Stephen Bramwell"

This tribute was added by Julie S on 17th May 2015

"I close my eyes as I wipe a tear.
I just keep wishing you were still here.
I will hold all the memories deep in my heart.
Through these memories we"ll never part.

You were a fabulous Aunt, the best a girl could have.  I learned to live and laugh and learn from you,  I also learned a valuable lesson about tolerance.  You will be missed, I love you with all my heart!

Julie"

This tribute was added by Haven Howell on 17th May 2015

"Debbie was a great "temp" in the office. She was warm with patients, had an infectious laugh, was able to put people at ease and seemed to be able to take direction from her daughter with grace.
Speaking of her daughter - what better evidence do we have of her character than to look at the amazing daughter she produced?
She had great love for her family and friends and will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Jaclyn Lensen on 17th May 2015

"Dear Aunt Deb,

From watching Dallas to all the special moments we had in Mexico, every time I think of you, I smile. Thank you for being a loving aunt, a friend, a good listener and above all a beautiful person. You were thoughtful about how you treated others and always looked for good in people. It was a honor to call you my aunt.

With much love,
Jackie"

This tribute was added by Margaret Pettit on 15th May 2015

"I did not know Debbie well and only met her a few times, many years ago.  I remember being struck by her sweet, kind and smiling face.  She just exuded sweetness, kindness and such a gentle spirit.  I remember thinking that I could clearly see the same qualities in her daughter, Kehle.  Debbie was a great mother to her children and an inspiration to all of us for her strength and courage. How fortunate she was to have her lovely family by her side when she departed. She flew right through the pearly gates of heaven and will be forever watching over her family and loved ones. May God bless all of you during this time.
Love, Margaret"

This tribute was added by Elena Griego on 13th May 2015

"Debbie was my grandma but more like a best friend a second mother she meant so much to me. I love you grandma! Its hard to know that I was laying next to you holding your hand when you passed. I am going to miss you so much. You were someone I didn't go a week without seeing. You were always there for me whenever I needed you. I am so glad that you were my grandma and that I had the honor of being your first born grandchild. I know how proud you were of me and I was so proud of you how you fought and fought until the very end. We all love you and always will. I will miss you grandma rest in peace!❤"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Krupnick on 13th May 2015

"I met Debbie about one year ago when she came to my dog grooming shop looking for a haircut for her wonderful little dog, Starsky, (one of many, many animals Debbie loved and cared for).  For the last year, I saw her every few weeks and always loved her warmth and good humor. The quick visits and catch-ups were a sunny part of my day... without a doubt, she was our absolutely favorite client.  With more time, we would have become good friends.  Not only was she extraordinarily kind and generous, she also had the absolutely best and most colorful manicures of any woman I know -- something she and I loved discussing.  She will be missed by so many people -- and by other critters as well. My heart goes out to her family and her many, many friends and admirers."

This tribute was added by Louis Krupnick on 13th May 2015

"Debbie was one of the warm people, able to shine or simply blend in, both with apparent ease.  My son Jesse and I were Christmas orphans one year. The Griego family kindly invited us to their home where we played a riotous game of blitz.  Jesse felt a particular affection for Debbie who led him through the nuances of the game.  She knew he is anxious around people and took extra care to make him feel welcome, comfortable and well fed. (Of course, everyone knows this is a trademark of the Griego/Bramwells, but Jesse singled Debbie out for special and rare praise.)

From time to time Debbie came to our office to help out.  Talk about low maintenance, cheerful and on the ball!

What a treasure, what a loss. Our family's collective heart goes out to Max,Debbie's family and close friends. I will remember her fondly and with affection.

Louis"

This tribute was added by ursula medina on 13th May 2015

"Debbie was a beautiful lady I remember going to my nephew Paul Gringos home to visit and she would be there. She made some good cream cheese dip w jalapeños. Her and her husband would play cards liked to play cards. She truly was a blessings and will be missed but her memories will forever be in our Hearts."

This tribute was added by Joni Chavez-Archuleta on 13th May 2015

"Debbie was a truly kind and loving human being. We remember her having a quiet strength and sweet demeanor toward everyone she knew and loved. She will be missed and will always be loved.

May God's love surround the family of Debbie Bramwell each day.

We love you all,
Gary, Joni, Neva, Adriana and Family"

This tribute was added by Kehle Griego on 13th May 2015

"DO NOT WEEP

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die."

This tribute was added by Kehle Griego on 13th May 2015

"A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep."

This tribute was added by Kehle Griego on 13th May 2015

"For the rest of my life I will search for moments full of you."


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