ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Don Bissett, 78 years old, born on August 9, 1932, and passed away on October 22, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tanya Winters on August 9, 2021
Happy birthday
Posted by Tanya Winters on October 22, 2020
I can't believe it's been 10 years, wow! I remember before you passed you were excited that you could see your home from the computer. The world gets crazier and crazier. I'm sure you're looking down and feel more peace in heaven. I love and miss you and can't wait to see you. .
Posted by Tanya Winters on August 25, 2020
Times are flying and I've been so busy im no thinking of the wonderful days to remember. RIP Papa Don
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on October 22, 2018
I think of you often, Don, as you have been a big part of my life, as well as our family, other family and friends. You are loved and missed.
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on June 15, 2017
I visit this link often even though tears flow each time. The music is beautiful.. Bless you, Don, for the many lives you have touched.. I and others are thankful that Vicki set it up for you..
Posted by Heather Rhea on January 5, 2016
Hi Gpa! I sure do miss ya. Not sure if that will ever go away. Guessing it won't. How is Gma? I miss her too. Going to stay with Mom soon. For vacation. Think I'll drive by your house for ol times sake. I went thru n took like 80 pics before everyone took it apart. Lol then I found all the pics that u took of it. I realized where I got my luv of photography from. I think u gave me my 1st camera. Luv u...
Posted by Heather Rhea on January 5, 2016
Hi Gpa! I sure do miss ya. Not sure if that will ever go away. Guessing it won't. How is Gma? I miss her too. Going to stay with Mom soon. For vacation. Think I'll drive by your house for ol times sake. I went thru n took like 80 pics before everyone took it apart. Lol then I found all the pics that u took of it. I realized where I got my luv of photography from. I think u gave me my 1st camera. Luv u...
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on November 15, 2015
Don, I think of you often.. Vicki paid tribute to you on Veteran's Day with the picture taken of you in your National Guard uniform in 1952.. You are loved and missed by so many people.. I love the music playing with this..
Posted by Shelly Bissett on February 8, 2015
Hi, Dad... just wanted to say how strange it is now that you & Lois are both gone. It's like a huge chunk of our lives is just... done :'( Your house was where I'd go to 'come home', even tho I never lived there. All part of this life tho, I know... it's just really hard.

I love you so much, Dad. Take care of each other... @};-
Posted by Megan Winters on January 31, 2015
Grandpa Don, you now have my GG with you, please take care of her up there, since I can not be there, if heaven wasn't so far away, I would take Teddy and Mazi up there to see you two, I told GG, " I don't think grandpa would like Mazi in the house" GG didn't agree, she just said " no he would just give her grief" which she was probably right. Give GG a kiss for me please, I love you both I will see you soon. <3
Posted by Melanie Rhea Stedman on January 31, 2015
Grandpa I am so sorry I never visited here and left you a note. You passed so quickly after Nanny and i just couldn't talk about any of it at the time. Grandma just joined you a few days ago and I hope you are happy to have her back. We miss you and her so much. I love you and I hope that you look down on us and are proud of what you see.
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
Father's Day - the girls miss you, as do many others.
Thought of you yesterday - Flag Day was an important date in our life.. Carol
Posted by Shelly Bissett on August 9, 2013
*Happy Birthday, Dad!* I sure miss you... & love you, always @{;-
Posted by Vicki Rhea on August 9, 2013
Happy birthday, Dad... I miss you so very much! Love you always & forever... <3
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on August 9, 2013
Thought of you when I awoke this morning. I know that Vicki, Shelly, Sharon, Lois and families are thinking of you, as well. Everyone loves and misses you..
Posted by Shelly Bissett on January 4, 2013
Payson just isn't the same without you here, Dad... I'm havin' a real hard time being here :'( I guess things'll get better... sometimes I really miss Ruidoso, tho. I lived there a really long time...

Miss you SO much... I love you @};-
Posted by Heather Rhea on December 30, 2012
Happy New Year Gpa Don... Luv n miss ya so much <3
Posted by Vicki Rhea on October 25, 2012
Dad... 2 years since I've seen you... it's not any easier! I love & miss you so very much... Vic <3
Posted by Sharon Jennings on October 22, 2012
Hey There, Little Brother........
Another year has gone by. How many times I have wished I could pick up the phone and call you. It would be so good to hear your voice.. I will always love you!
Your Sister - Sharon
Posted by Vicki Rhea on August 10, 2012
Happy birthday, Dad... I love & miss you soooo much... <3
Posted by Rocky Rhea on August 9, 2012
Happy Birthday Big Guy!!! I'll have a drink for you!
Posted by Megan Winters on August 9, 2012
Hey Grandpa Don,
I miss you so much! Happy Birthday! I Wish I could hear your voice as you tell me what you did for your big day! Ted misses you! I love you!

If heaven wasnt so far away!!
I love you!
Posted by Sharon Jennings on August 9, 2012
Hey there Little Brother: Here it is your birthday again. But you are not here for us to celebrate. I think of you so much and miss you.
Have a happy day and know I love you.
Your little sister - Sharon
Posted by Heather Rhea on May 8, 2012
Gosh I miss ya. So much... Luv u Gpa Don!
Posted by Vicki Rhea on March 11, 2012
Dad, we did it! Shelly's here in Payson now, too... just like we promised! Wish you were still here to enjoy it with us... we miss you so much! Love you... Vic <3
Posted by Vicki Rhea on December 26, 2011
Merry Christmas, Dad... I miss you so much! Love you... Vic <3
Posted by Heather Rhea on November 28, 2011
I miss you, Gpa... And I miss my Mama!
Posted by Shelly Bissett on November 9, 2011
Vic finally got to move to Payson, so I'm next... this next spring sometime, we're thinkin'! And, like Vic said, I wish we could've done it while you were still there... it just won't be the same without you :( But, we both need to start over... so, in that way it'll be good. She's always the one that's there for me... thank you for my sister :) I love you, Dad... don't ever forget @};-
Posted by Vicki Rhea on November 8, 2011
I finally got my transfer, Dad... just wish it could've been sooner... while you were still here. But I know you're happy that I'm finally here... I miss you & love you so much! <3
Posted by Heather Rhea on November 5, 2011
Well, Mama finally moved up there! She's with Gma Lois just like you would've wanted... I miss u Gpa Don... I luv you!
Posted by Sharon Jennings on October 24, 2011
Hey, Little Bro...........A whole year has passed without you. Sometimes I still can't believe it! And, I miss you so much! All my life I had you there to
go to. Talked to Lois this evening - she is doing good.
Posted by Vicki Rhea on October 22, 2011
Shelly & I are together today, Dad... just like we were a year ago on this day... but we're ok, just like you'd want us to be. We both miss you so very much... & love you even more... Vic ♥ ^j^ ♥
Posted by Shelly Bissett on October 22, 2011
Vic & I are together today just like we were a year ago when we had to say goodbye to you. It was such a blessing that we were there with you when it was your time to leave here. We both miss you so much ^j^ We'll spend the day remembering you :) I love you, Dad... 'Pete' @};-
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on October 22, 2011
You are in my thoughts today with many memories.
One year now since you left this life and left a
void in the lives of many people who miss you....
Carol Jean
Posted by Heather Rhea on October 20, 2011
Havin a real bad nite, miss u & Nanny like crazy!!! Not sure if it's EVER gonna get any easier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think about u all the time, I luv u Gpa ~<3~
Posted by Terry Center on August 13, 2011
Thank you Don, for giving us such wonderful daughters! You have passed on to them how to be loving and caring people. They have touched many people through you. Thank you!
Posted by Shelly Bissett on August 10, 2011
Here I am a day late! I thought about you all day yesterday, tho... time goes so quickly :( Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you & miss you so much... Shelly @};-
Posted by Heather Rhea on August 9, 2011
Mama misses u alot... 2day was tough! We all miss u! Luv u lotz... ~<3~
Posted by Heather Rhea on August 9, 2011
Happy Bday Gpa Don!!! I really miss ya... Been lookin at pics... I have so many!! You're the only Gpa that I've ever really known. Nandad died when I was only 8 yrs old. Wish I could have just one more hug from ya! Luv u lotz...
Posted by Rocky Rhea on August 9, 2011
Happy Birthday Don! I'll have a whiskey for you. Miss ya!!!
Your Friend Rocky
Posted by Lois Bissett on August 9, 2011
You're boss for two weeks.
Miss You!
Posted by Sharon Jennings on August 9, 2011
Hey, Little Brother, I just want to tell you Happy Birthday! Now you are as old as Lois, but not for long.
I had never realized how lost I would feel without you, you were my link to our past.
I will love you always! - Sharon
Posted by Vicki Rhea on August 9, 2011
Happy birthday, Dad... I miss you so much... & I love you with all my heart... ^j^ V...
Posted by Vicki Rhea on June 19, 2011
Happy Father's Day, Dad... it's my first one without you & I'll miss our phone call today. Your memorial was beautiful... everyone said so. I love you & miss you so much... <3
Posted by Carol Silva Shaffer on May 22, 2011
Today is 7 months since you left. Vicki is preparing for your memorial June 12th. Shelly drew a beautiful picture for the cards. Many who love & miss you will be there with memories of you & their part in your life. Others will be there in spirit.
Posted by Vicki Rhea on April 22, 2011
Today marks 6 months since you left us, Dad... & it's not any easier. I miss you so very much... but I feel that you are at peace & that's a good thing. I love you... Vic
Posted by Shelly Bissett on April 13, 2011
Hi, Dad... just wanted to say goodnight while I was here visiting Mike's page, too. I'd like to think that you two are 'buds' in heaven now... ;) lol I finished the drawing this morning for your memorial... I hope you like it! I love & miss you... do
Posted by Heather Rhea on April 10, 2011
Gonna see Gma Lois on Wednesday... Wish you were there, maybe you will be :) Luv u ~<3~
Posted by Heather Rhea on March 10, 2011
Sometimes I wonder when I'll see u again. Funny, I used 2 wonder that same exact thing when u were still here... I kick myself all the time for not makin that simple lil drive... :( If only I'd have known... Luv & miss u lotz... ~<3~
Posted by Vicki Rhea on March 5, 2011
Hi, Dad... I knew I'd miss you when you were gone, but I had no idea just how much! I'm planning your memorial gathering... I hope you'll approve of the things I have planned. I love & miss you more than I can say... <3
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Posted by Tanya Winters on August 9, 2021
Happy birthday
Posted by Tanya Winters on October 22, 2020
I can't believe it's been 10 years, wow! I remember before you passed you were excited that you could see your home from the computer. The world gets crazier and crazier. I'm sure you're looking down and feel more peace in heaven. I love and miss you and can't wait to see you. .
Posted by Tanya Winters on August 25, 2020
Times are flying and I've been so busy im no thinking of the wonderful days to remember. RIP Papa Don
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Egg Head

Shared by Tanya Winters on February 3, 2015

I'll never forget the trick I played on you with the eggs. You were a great sport. I would have been irritated as I'm sure you were, but leave it to you...you held your cool and laughed with me. 2 eggs-$5  ;)
<3

Shared by Vicki Rhea on April 9, 2011

Found this lighthouse on Dad's computer... he loved 'em!  :)

Shared by Vicki Rhea on April 9, 2011

Dad at his desk, talking to Shelly on the phone!  :)