Jaydee Marie Bratnick, 30, entered into the gates of heaven unexpectedly on July 10, 2010. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Christopher Bratnick; her parents, Rick and Sandy Gecewicz; beloved brother, Jason (Kandace) Gecewicz; and her beautiful niece, Aubree Gecewicz; as well as her special auntie, Marge Uphold, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by her parents-in-law, Don and Judy Bratnick; sisters-in-law, Jennie (Manuel) Castanuela and Christina (Gary) Kummer and their families, also all of Pueblo; and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins. Jaydee was born and raised in Pueblo. She was a registered nurse and served as the admissions nurse for Complete Home Health Care. She loved to spend time at the family cabin in Taylor Park and riding her various two and four wheel recreational vehicles. The greatest joy in her life was the time she spent with 'her' Aubree. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Sandy’
    I am so sorry to hear of this loss to you and your family. Words cannot adequately express how my heart goes out to you and your family. May you all be the love and support for each other. I apologize for being so late with my condolences as we have been on the road after my retirement since June and just was made aware of this.

  2. Dear Sandy: I am so, so sorry for your loss. Having an adult daughter myself, and knowing what best of friends you can become, through thick and thin, it has been hard for me to find the right words to say. Please know that you are in my prayers and I hope you can find some way to endure this tremendous loss. My heart goes out to you and yours. God bless and take care. Keeping you in my prayers. Teresa Poteet

  3. Rick, Sandy, Chris, Jason, & Family,
    I am very sorry for you loss. Losing a child is the hardest thing anyone can go through. My dad says that Jaydee was daddy’s girl, so Rick my heart goes out to you and will remain with you for all of time. Sandy, there is no greater joy than being a mom, so stay strong and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jason, I never had a brother so I can only imagine your grief, my prayers are with you. And Chris, I have no words for you other than I have heard how much you loved each other, my thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call or stop by.
    In sadness,
    Holly Piserchio, Mike Fairbairn, Serch(Dick Piserchio), & Family

  4. Chris,
    Our hearts go out to you on your loss of Jaydee. We are so sorry, and want you to know that our prayers are with you. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, give you comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time.

  5. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Jaydee was always so kind. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Rick, Sandy, Chris, Jason, Kandy, & Aubree – We are so sorry for your loss and know that no words can take away the pain you are feeling now. There was so much love surrounding you at the service and it was clear that the entire family has touched so many lives. It is our wish for you all that eventually the “Why’s” will be replaced with “Remember when…” and that the love and laughter you’ve shared in the past will carry you through the future.

    Our love always,

  7. Dear Sandy and Family:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I keep the following words in a frame near a photograph of my parents:

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” May God bless you, and keep you in His loving care.

    Love,
    Marla and Dan Carleo

  8. Our thoughts and prays are with you Rick, Sandy, & family. Jaydee will truly be missed. I’ll miss her coming to my garage checking out all the motorcycles and telling me what bikes she wants next. She was a sweetheart.

  9. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jaydee’s passing. We spent so much time together as children and I have so many wonderful memories of the time that we shared as families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow.

    The Musso Family

  10. Sandy, Rick & Family,
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Chris,
    Don, Judy, Jennie, Manuel, Christina, Gary and kids,

    We are so sorry for your great loss. We pray that God will help you through this most difficult time.

    Your neighbors,
    Curtis, Sandy, Kaely & Ashley Osborne

  12. Dear Sandy and Family,

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your dear daughter, Jaydee. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult days. May it comfort you to know that Jaydee is now free of pain and in a better place.

  13. I am very sorry to hear about the loss you are going through. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that time will heal your sorrows and you will be able to find peace.

  14. Our deepest condolences, warm hugs, and honest prayers for comfort for your family! Words can not express how much you mean to us Sandy. We are so sorry for your loss! God Bless your family. When you need us, we are here.

  15. A piece of our past always lives in our hearts. I was saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gecewicz family. God Bless.

  16. Sandy,Rick and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Jaydee. Jamie, Ryan, Ed and I send out thoughts of sadness for your family. No words can ease the pain but, know you are in our prayers. Nancy Mastreno

  17. Dear Sandy and Rick: Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful daughter. Our hearts ache for you, for Chris and his family in this time of terrible loss. May you find some comfort in time, knowing your angel is around you always.
    Lovingly, Jana and Tony Macias

  18. I am so sorry for your loss. May Jaydee rest in peace. “Although it is difficult to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory, help comfort you tomorrow”.

  19. Dear Gecewicz family,

    It was with a heavy heart that I read of your loss. I regret that I was unable to attend today as Laura had knee surgery again and I was with her at the surgery center.

    No one can immagine the extreme grief and loss associated with the loss of a child. After eight years, I am still not healed from the loss of my son-in-law. Hopefully, the bitter pain of your loss wil eventually be replaced with fond memories.

    Please accept my sincere sympathy for you at this very trying time. I will pray for her repose and ask God to comfort you in your loss.

    Sincerely

    Ron

  20. Dear Sandy, Rick, and Bratnick families, We are so sorry to learn of your loss of Jaydee. May God give you strength during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

  21. Dr. G and Rick-My heart goes out to you both! I’m sure you feel as though this is all a horrible nightmare from which you will awaken. Find comfort that Jaydee is out of her pain and also in knowing you did everything you possibly could to help her, including spending these past two+ months with her. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Take each day, each hour and each minute as it comes and know you have the support of many who love you. Lorie xoxo

  22. Chris,Sandy&Rick We are so sorry.There are no words to say.She was a very loving and caring young lady.Jason thought the world of her.I take comfort knowing that she is in heaven with him now.will be remembering you in our prayers. all our love Bob Judy & family

  23. Chris,
    I was in shock to hear the news about Jaydee. Everyone who knows you, also knows how much you loved her. Never doubt if she knew. You both gave each other everything. You may be finding it hard to understand why, but God needs her in Heaven. Her work here is through. It may seem as if she is far, but nothing could be farther from the truth. She will live through you now. She is closer than then ever. She will make you stronger, and carry you when needed. Believe in God at this time as hard as it may be. Accept the love and help of your family and friends. Know she would never want you to feel alone.
    A Caring Friend!

  24. Gecewicz and Bratnick families,

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. God bless you and yours during these trying times.

    Sincerly,
    Bob, Cathy & the Reinardt Family

  25. Christopher I always thought that Jaydee was quiet, but she could also be very funny and wild when she let loose, I can see why you loved her,I learned with Jaydee that you just had to take the time to talk with her, and get to know her and once you did she could be crazy funny. I’m glad that I was given the chance to meet and call her a friend. Please accept Mine and Michelle’s most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hold tight to Jaydees memory for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. If there is anything we can do for you,anything at all….We will be here for you; Always your friends…. Stepf,Michelle and Shelby

  26. THE GECEWICZ AND BRATNICK FAMILY IT SADDENS ME TO HEAR THIS TERRIBLE NEWS I HAVE GROWN OF WITH JAYDEE SINCE BEN FRANKLIN, HEATON AND GRADUATED HIGHSCHOOL WITH HER. SHE WAS A GREAT FRIEND I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF HER GROWING UP, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS SHE WILL BE MISSED NEVER FORGOTTON EHS CLASS OF 98

  27. Dear Family,
    I got the pleasure of getting to know all of you during the most wonderful times of my life. As you know, Jaydee and I were inseparable in college and wouldn’t have got through nursing school without each other. We were 2 peas in a pod ~ Best Friends! I will never forget being her maid of honor, help building her first home, moving rock, numerous get togethers…etc!
    I am so so sorry about this terrible tragedy. There are no words to describe my feelings and deepest sympathy to you all. I am sorry that life got in the way of our lasting friendship, but I will hold those special moments that we had together close to my heart. Chris,she loved you deeply! Thank-you for sharing some of my greatest memories of Jaydee with me!You were a great husband and she was lucky to have you in her life.My deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. Please know that Jaydee was such a special person to me! May God Bless you all!

  28. To Jaydee’s family, Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.

  29. I just opened the paper to read the obits and I could not believe my eyes then I read the name and of course the shock of realizing I knew this beautiful young lady and her incrediable family. In my profession I meet many families but none more loving and carring than the Gecewicz and Bratnick familys. JayDee was her own lady and you knew it the minute you met her, that is why I liked her so much. I will always remember the magnitude of planning her wedding and what a beautiful bride she truly was.
    I would like to share some thoughts w/ you God is real,and he is always present. He will be with you in your darkest hour,too. You don’t have to be afraid. Jaydee’s race has been completed, and she is now with the Lord. When you are having feelings of inconsolable longing just remember, in Gods timing, you will see her again and hold her again, and walk and talk with her again.
    My Beloved Blessings and Prayers
    to both families.
    Marilyn

  30. I was so saddened today to hear of the passing of Jaydee. Her smile and laugh come to mind as I think back to our cheerleading days. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your entire family.

  31. Gecewicz and Bratnick families,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Jaydee was such a wonderful person. I have great memories of her that date back to our middle school days together! I hope that the strength of your family and friends will allow you to find clarity, strength, and peace in your healing. Sincerest of sympathies…

  32. Rick and Sandy– So sorry for your loss. I was extremely honored to have had the honor of knowing Jaydee when she was working with the Wellness Center at Risley Middle School! May God bless you and your family during this difficult time! My thoughts and prayers will be with you all!

  33. Our deepest sympathy to you Jason and your parents. Like everybody we were shocked to see this in the paper this morning. I called Sean in Gunnison to let him know and he wants to extend his deepest sympathy to his buddy of long ago. You and Sean grew up together with Jaydee tagging along. We are all so sorry and wish you peace and love.

  34. Was so sorry to hear about Jaydee. Did not know her long what what time I talked to her and seen her, I did think a lot of her. Not too long ago I did advise her that she was a very pretty woman and very lovely. God Bless her.

  35. To all of Jaydee’s family..here are no words to say how sorry we are for your loss. We love you all. Ozzie and Hazel Snelling

  36. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember you speaking of her frequently and your love for her was very obvious. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  37. May God bless you with sweet memories and comfort you in your time of need. Jaydee was such a big part of our children’s lives as they were growing up on Cornflower Court and we will always remember her for her passionate and energetic life.

  38. My dearest sympathy goes out to the Gecewicz and Bratnick familes, Jaydee will be greatly missed.

  39. It is with heavy hearts that we think of the loss of your dear Jaydee. We will never forget her and we ask God’s richest blessings of peace on your families in your days of grief.

  40. Rick, Sandy and family: May you find some comfort in the support of friends and family at this difficult time. Cherishing the wonderful memories you hold of Jaydee will help to carry you through the grief. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  41. May good memories comfort you during this difficult time. Jaydee will be greatly missed.

  42. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Gecewicz and Bratnick families. Jaydee was a great young lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  43. Rick, Sandy, and Jason,

    My many thoughts and prayers to you all. I shared so many memories growing up with Jaydee and your family. She was a great person and will be missed. May you have strength and guidance during this period of healing.

  44. JAYDEE WAS LIKE MY OWN KID TO ME AND I WILL NEVER FORGET HER, I LOVED HER VERY MUCH, MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO RICK AND SANDY AND JASON AND HIS FAMILY, WE WILL MISS HER VERY BADLY.

  45. JAYDEE WAS LIKE A MY OWN SISTER TO ME I WILL NEVER FORGET HER I LOVED HER VERY VERY MUCH,I LOVED HER SMILE AND HOW SHE MADE SURE I WAS OK, SHE AND CHRIS ALWAS CAME TO SEE ME IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN I WAS IN EVERY DAY, I REALY FEEL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY RICK, AND SANDY, AND JASON.IM SURE GLAD I WAS IN HER WEDDING I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT

  46. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Elsa Beth talked fondly of Jaydee. They are now together again. Our sympathies to all of you.

  47. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express… You all are like family. Jaydee is in so many precious memories of Christmas Eves, holidays,etc. Jaydee had a truly generous spirit. I remember her playing cards and laughing in Aunt Marge and Uncle John’s kitchen. I remember her lovely Christmas Cards… She was a very special woman. Right now she is dancing with the angels in Heaven…
    May God bless you and comfort through this painful time. As I have her previous stove in our kitchen, I will always think of her and pray for your family.
    Love,
    Lynn M. Poole

  48. Jaydee was a very special student to me. She was intelligent, had a great smile and laugh, and she was sweet. I remember she was always focused and often very hard on herself. We laughed, we cried, we were silly and serious. She added so much to my classes and my life. After college she became my colleague at East High School. We had a great time. This will leave a great void in my life. She will always be in my heart. To Chris, Sandy and the rest of her family – I am sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let me know. I loved her very much.

    Marilyn

  49. Sandy and family. I am so sorry about the loss of Jaydee. She was very
    special to me. I have many fond memories of her as my student and later when I worked with her at EHS. This is a great loss to all who knew her. I will miss her so much. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers and if you need anything let me know.

    Marilyn Wagner

  50. Rick and Sandy,

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. God Bless, Kathy

  51. Sandy and Rick:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories and the knowledge that Jaydee’s pain and suffering are gone. She has found peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.

  52. To the family of Jaydee,please know we are deeply sorry for the loss of your loved one.May god comfort you as you lean on him for strength during this time.

  53. Sandy, Rick, Jason, Kandace, Aubree and Chris,
    My heart hurts for you. Jaydee was a sweet soul and was very much loved by all of her family and friends, and in return, she loved all of you. She will be missed.

  54. I was so shocked to read about Jaydee this morning. I know how much she meant to you. Her legacy will live on through the love that Jaydee had for her family. My thoughts and prayers to you Sandy.

  55. I will never forget the friendship that we shared together. I am going to miss your smile and that addictive laugh you had. I am going to miss you dearly friend. May you rest in peace.

  56. We’re so sorry for your loss. Jaydee was such a beautiful, talented young lady. I’ll always fondly remember when our Stephanie and Jaydee got together as kids. Our prayers are with you.

  57. OUR HEARTS ARE SO HEAVY TO LEARN OF YOUR LOSS. THE CORNFLOWER NEIGHBORHOOD WAS ALIVE THANKS TO HER SPIRIT. THAT SAME WONDERFUL ENERGY WILL MAKE THE ANGELS SING AND DANCE AS THEY ACCEPT HER TO THE LIFE WE ALL AWAIT. PEACE TO YOUR FAMILY AS YOU REMEMBER AND GRIEVE THE AWESOME PERSON THAT JAYDEE CONVEYED TO ALL. TEAWALTS

  58. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. At times like these, “God is near to those who are broken at heart;
    And those crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) I hope this will bring you a measure of comfort. ‘Death is an enemy’�, as the Bible states, and ‘soon it will be brought to nothing’� (1 Cor. 15:26) There will be no more tears, pain, or sorrow, as the former things will be passed away-Rev. 21:3,4.

    May your warm memories and sure scriptural hope sustain you at this difficult time.

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