Seth,the man.

Shared by Carlos Leon on March 3, 2011

I met Seth in the old WCJC Sugar land campus. We both had a government class together and little did I know I would have gotten the honor to meet someone in that class like Seth. I sat right in front of Seth in the class and we became friends instantly. Seth was one of those people that I just seemed to click with. He was funny and he was great to be around with and he would make me laugh. We both liked to joke around and one memory that Seth and I had together and I will never forget it, I took a flower and put it on my ear because I thought it would be funny, Seth of course that was hilarious and he laughed so hard because I wore the flower on my ear the whole class and even took a picture of myself with the flower while the instructor was lecturing us. He was laughing soo hard he accidentally "passed gas" in class and I began to laugh even harder after that had happened. After that class we all moved on to the newer campus now and I would see Seth in the fall of 2010 sitting in the lobby or by the entrance doors at school and when I saw him we would both talk for awhile and catch up, we of course joked around some more and it was great seeing Seth around. I saw him everyday before my math class and after class as well. The last time I saw him I believe he was waiting outside for the bus to pick him up from school, I offered to give him a ride home if he wanted but he said it was okay since the bus was already on his way. The following week I didn't see Seth in school anymore, and I just assumed he was absent or something. I didn't think much of it at first. I kept going to class but didn't see him anymore and I kept wondering where he was at. One day, I had dropped off a friend at school and as I was passing through the front of the school a mutual friend of ours stops me as I'm making my way. I opened the door from my truck to say hi to her and she tells me that Seth had passed away. I couldn't believe it at first. It still feels surreal that he is gone. I was shocked that Seth had passed away and it felt terrible, I had lost a friend. I know that Seth is now in a much better place and is watching over us, truth be told, there are times when I still feel like I'm going to see him again in school in the hallways or in his usual spot at the front of the school. Even when I see that bus at school pass by I check inside to see if he's there. I really miss Seth, he was a wonderful person, and I thank the God that I was able to meet him. Seth Villarruel will indeed be forever missed. I believe we should all be considered lucky and blessed at the fact that we got to meet Seth in this life. Until we meet again Seth, take care and keep watching us from the heavens above.

Shared by Kelly Harpold on December 26, 2010

Do you know; I think of you every day?  There was one deviled egg left yesterday after Christmas dinner.  That's the first time that's ever happened!  Miss you much.

 

Aunt Kelly

 

  

<3

Shared by Melisa ONeil on December 21, 2010
I remember first seeing you in class, can't remember the teacher's name...coach robensen or something of the the like, easy honors class.
I remember your name catching my interest.
I didn't really talk to you til about 2 years later, after graduation. That's when we started going out. I was your first girlfriend, and I was happy to be able to be that person.

Even after we broke up we were still friends. 
When I was working at Halloween City, Branden told me that you were going to come visit me that weekend. 

It was the day after that I got a text from Branden that you had passed away...I had to leave work because I was in tears.
Even though we didn't talk nearly as much as we should've, I still loved you as a friend. And I still do.

I still have the Emily the Strange comics, Nightmare Before Christmas DVD and soundtrack that you got for me. Whenever I look through them, I think of you.

I miss you, dude.
 

Shared by Cory Harpold on December 20, 2010

The colts are NOT doing so well this season.  I know you would have been right here with me wondering what happened to our offense this year!I was thinking the other day about the time in Destin when my parents let us go off on our own for awhile and we explored the outdoor mall and made fun of the ridiculous people there and realizing we'd been gone for 4 hours!

 

Love you bud, missin ya 

 

Cory

Movie Premieres

Shared by Ian Rao on November 5, 2010

 Hey Seth, I really miss you. I remember how I first met you and Branden when we were in line for the "Watchmen" midnight premiere. You and Branden were the first 2 people in line and I was right behind you guys. I still remember the first words you said to me were, "You want some of this breath spray? It's supposed to keep you up all night like an energy drink." I remember trying it and it tasted really disgusting, and then you and Branden started to laugh. After that, we started talking about school and found out that we had things in common, especially with movies. We would always go to movie premieres together and would NEVER miss a premiere. This went on from the Watchmen premiere until the Avatar premiere in December of 2009. I remember me and you were talking about being obsessed with getting tickets to the IMAX 3D screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. To be honest, even though we didn't spend enough time together, I was usually happiest (for the most part) when the two of us would hang out. There was just something about you... you just had that sort of.. happiness... that everyone around you would catch and even when I was sad and depresses, you would always say something, ANYTHING for that matter, to make me laugh.. haha. I have to admit that we had some great times together.. Like when you and your mom picked me up for the Transformers 2 premiere and you came inside my house for the first time to wait for me to come downstairs and you were un shock. I remember your mom asking me all sorts of questions and then my dad getting mad that I left without telling him and then picked me up and dropped me off later that night. I also remember you basically forcing a Party City application into my hands when I was complaining about not being able to find a job. You were always there for me to talk to or text with at all sorts times of the day. With the way you acted around me, I couldn't even tell that you had problems with epilepsy or anything. I only found out when Branden informed me of what had happened to you. I have had one friend I know die in the past, but you are the first friend I have that has passed away. Even though I am going through a lot of things right now, I know that you are in heaven and everything is going to be alright. Rest in peace, Seth. I miss you. :) (I WISH I HAD PICTURES WITH YOU!)

SETH AND MOM

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 30, 2010

I wish I could remember what Seth and I were talking about at the time.  The content doesn't matter.  What matters is what he said to me at the end of our conversation.

It could have been talking about an issue he was having at school with peers, classwork, his epilepsy, etc.  I'm guessing he was about 9, which would have been before epilepsy began.  He was probably 9-11. 

But, he looked up at me and said, "Mom, you are my problem-solver." 

Short Shorts

Shared by Alice Santillan on October 30, 2010

I had not maintained my pool that year in 2009.  One hot summer afternoon I decided it was time for me to enjoy the cool water.  I drained all the pool water, or at least most, and asked my sisters, daughter and Seth if they wanted to help me clean the pool.  I knew Seth couldn't join us swimming because of his illness and I wasn't gonna take a chance with, "my little one" as I called him.  Anyhow, everyone agreed to help including Sethy boy, except he didn't bring any extra clothes.  He was wearing his favorite jeans and Watchmen t-shirt and he wasn't about to mess that t-shirt up.  Jeannette, my daughter, suggested he wear some of her clothes to help out.  Mind you the pool just had water half way between your ankles and knees.  Seth agreed to wear some of Jeannettes clothes to help out, an old t-shirt and shorts.  He spent alot of time with us that year and became a part of this family so he called me mom.  I was inside the pool cleaning and my sisters and daughter come outside busting out laughting almost rolling on the floor.  Jeannette yelled, "Mom you have to get out of the pool to see Sethy in his cleaning clothes"  OMG, when Seth opened the sliding door and came out I couldn't contain myself, I busted out laughing."  I said to him, "Sethy don't you think those shorts are just a little too tight and a little too short for you son?"  He laughed and said, "Jeannette said all her other shorts were dirty."  Jeannette, Jeannette, Jeannette, I thought, I know you're lying, I know you set Sethy up for a good laugh.  I told him, "OMG Sethy you look like a little hottie with those shorts,"  All the while laughing at the top of my lungs.  He steps outside the sliding doors, turns around and says, "you guys are just jealous cuz I'm showing off my SEXY LEGS."  Laughing so loud, I almost used it in my shorts.  I asked Sethy to turn around one more time for me so I could have a better look with his t-shirt up.  I wanted to imprint that picture of him in my mind as one of those most memorable moments with Sethy boy.  You wouldn't believe it, he turned around in a prancing motion and said, "you guys are just jealous cuz I'm just showing off my SEXY LEGS."  Yes, indeed that was one of many memorable moments with Sethy. 

Sethy, I love and miss you.  I'm not worried about you anymore because I know you are standing at the right hand of Almighty God right now.  I know you're laughing with me as you see me laughing as I'm writing this story about you for everyone to read, thinking, "please don't hit SAVE STORY mom."  I love you Sethy boy but it's so funny I had to let them know what a comedian you were.  See you when I get there my little one.

Shared by Jeff Tolbert on October 27, 2010

My name is Jeff Tolbert, and I worked with Seth at Party City, when I first met him he was a kind and caring person. and as we continued to work together he was able to cheer up everyone even when we where busy or had a slow day. I am sorry to hear he left this world and he will be greatly missed.

Shared by Brannden Vail on October 26, 2010

"And Shepherds we shall be
For thee, my Lord, for thee.
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand
Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti

This was seths favorit movie

We were the best of friends, and i will miss him.

We planed to go to China and run the Great Wall together. He was a great man, and a great friend. He always knew how to make you laugh, or even just smile

Christmas Candy

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 26, 2010

Well, in answer to Danielle Poss' story of the Christmas Candy from 2009, let me say this.  Since Seth could not drive, I of course picked him up after work, unless he and his friends were doing the mid-night movie "thing," or going to a party, etc.

"Mom, pick me up at 10:30; oh, by the way, got a great deal on Christmas candy."  Well, wonderful.  I arrive at Party City, and all the managers are thanking Seth for emptying the store of left over Christmas candy.  "Now, we don't have to worry about shipping it out to the main office."

Lovely, I think to myself, listening to my thighs expand at the thought of Christmas candy.  So, the next thing I know, out comes one of the female managers pushing a SHOPPING CART full of Christmas candy.  The cart was full of boxes of 12 candy canes each, bags of chocolate coins and other chocolates; at least 10-15 gingerbread house kits, etc. 

"Seth!!" is all I can say.  "Whatever, put it in the trunk."  So, needless to say, his closet at home was thereafter referred to as the Christmas closet.

Party City

Shared by Danielle Poss on October 25, 2010

Everyone at Party City knew Seth. My all time favorite part of working with Seth was his constant joking and playing Football in the parking lot after work. My favorite night of work with him was when he bought about 100 boxes of Candy Canes. I am sorry momma but it was funny and he didnt pay much. Him and I sat conversating about how you would react when you saw them and we laughed when you pulled up and the look of shock hit you. God I LOVED working with him. He was also my courage to help me quit. Hell Seth was always behind me as my support and I hope i could have been for him too.

I LOVE YOU SETH!!!!

Driving with Seth

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 25, 2010

Seth and I only got to drive together a few times; yes, he had his permit, but too many seizures kept him from getting his license.  He became discouraged, and didn't want to drive with me at times because of this.

I remember travelling through someone's yard in Quail Valley -- about 2 feet into their yard, where we took out some flowers and narrowly missed the brick mailbox.  I am sorry that he was unable to learn to drive.  It was still a hope for in the future.  My father took him driving, and has some funny stories.  I will leave those for him to tell another time.  I miss you, honey.

Mom

Surgery Day -- Still Waiting for Dr. Edmonds

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 25, 2010

Dr. Edmonds had emergency surgeries push Seth's back.  He did not get into surgery until 8pm; we left about 11pm that night to go home.

Vacation in Destin

Shared by Kelly Harpold on October 25, 2010

After Seth's high school graduation, we took him on vacation with us to Destin Fl.  We all went deep sea fishing where Seth proved to be a great fisherman catching lots of mackerel.  He also went parasailing with us......it was a great time.  I am so happy we got to spend that time together.  He was a great nephew.  We'll love you and hold you in our hearts forever.

 

Aunt Kelly 

Surgery Day at Texas Children's

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 25, 2010

This was the day a year ago this past June when Seth had his Vagas Nerve Stimulator replaced.  The entire device was replaced, since the technology had improved so much in the 5 years since his first one was placed.  This battery would have lasted 10 years.

Seth's seizures had been out of control since the last battery was installed.  Had he lived, Seth was to start a new medication the week he died.  A new medication that promised to help my boy lead an even better life with less seizures.

Graduation Day

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 25, 2010

This is graduation day, 2008, for Seth.  This picture reminds me of how blessed Seth was to have my family.  Pictured, from the left are:  1. Cory Harpold 2. Clayton Goodspeed 3. Seth, of course 4. Jacob Goodspeed 5. Zoe Harpold, and last but not least 6. Benjamin Harpold.  These are his first cousins on my side, his mother.

Seth and Richard

Shared by Lee Villarruel on October 25, 2010

Seth and I(his mom) enjoyed having dinner at Lupita's restaurant.  We would frequently ask Richard to join us.  Richard and Seth were really goofy this night.  Seth loved to make him laugh, and vice versa.  After dinner, the boys would usually take off for a movie, party, etc. 

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