Donna posted a condolence
Friday, July 28, 2023
Dad, I’ll never forget the special and close bonds we’ve always had and enjoyed, as we’ve shared so many “firsts” together. I am your and mom’s first child together after your marriage to each other 65 years ago. Kristie is your first grandchild whom you have adored and spoiled since her birth. I’ll never forget when you and Uncle Ray came over to show her how to fly a kite when she was just 2 years old. Lots of laughter and entertainment watching you guys struggle and eventually get that kite off the ground. You taught Kristie how to ride her first bike and then how to drive a car. During your last several days on Earth, you weren't able to respond to anyone for days. Yet soon after Kristie arrived and was talking to you, you opened your eyes, smiled, and said, “Kristie! You’re here!” That made her so happy. But sadly, you continued to not be able to respond since. Jennifer is your second grandchild, but the first baby you ever witnessed being born. Her dad couldn’t get to the hospital in time, so you stepped up and held my hand as you cheered me on during her birth. The joy that filled you as you expressed how happy you were to witness the miracle of birth. Then several weeks after her birth, she was admitted into the hospital for a couple of weeks. You came to relieve me and stay with her as you sent me home to rest and shower. During my absence is when the blizzard of 1982 hit hard. The whole city of Denver was shut down. I couldn’t get back to the hospital. You slept on the floor next to her crib for a couple days/nights. You never complained, as you’ve always happily showed up, any time you were needed. Today, our special Jenny says, “I miss you and will love you forever, Papa!” David James (DJ) is your first Great Grandchild. You were there for Kristie and me during all 3 of his open-heart surgeries, holding us and telling us that everything would be okay as we were so overwhelmed with fear and tears during those times. You and God were our rock through so many challenges. The first time you saw Idaho was when you were in your late 70’s and helped us to move there as you drove that massive U-Haul truck towing my car through a horrendous blizzard. That truck burned oil so bad, you often pulled over despite below zero temps, horrible winds, and snow as you climbed up on that huge fender, checked the oil, and added more when needed. You were amazing, dad. Along with your strength and agility well into your early 90’s. We’ll never forget all the times you “ran away” and drove straight from Colorado to our home in Idaho. Your impromptu visits were always so fun and enjoyable. All of us just hanging out or exploring Idaho, Washington State, and staying on the beautiful Oregon Coast together. The way you and Jennifer would sing and act silly together. Laughing till we cried. You are now in the arms of Jesus. Safe and well with our Heavenly Father. I smile now, as I can only imagine how happy you must be. We all miss you! But you left us with so many wonderful memories. Thank you for being my Hero, Dad. I love you. Donna.
Debra lit a candle
Friday, July 21, 2023
Dad and I had a lot of fun. Dad and I would go out to eat and go to Golden and walk in the park and just talk about when he was growing up. The story's Dad would tell me would be fun times I will always remember. I truly do miss U Dad. Love Debs.
The family of David Bruce Blessinger uploaded a photo
Thursday, July 20, 2023