Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SSgt. Bryan Geuea, United States Army

Bryan Geuea was born in Springfield, Missouri on February 13, 1980 and passed away on February 25, 2012, at the age of 32, in Lewisville, Texas from injuries suffered in a tragic accident which also seriously injured his wife, Ashley.

Bryan proudly served his country in the United States Army for six years, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. At the time of his death, he was a Recruiter in the Denton recruiting office.

Bryan had a zest for life that was instantly recognizable by all who came in contact with him. Whether you knew him for five minutes or a lifetime, you knew he was a good man and that he was one of those people everybody instantly liked.

Bryan lived his life to the fullest. He lived with the throttle pinned. He took risks. He had adventures. He made his share of mistakes, mostly in his youth, but continually sought to better himself due to them.

He was self-aware, a strong person. His hobbies included racing motorcycles at the track, cooking, utilizing technology, listening to and creating music.

Bryan was a believer in the life after, so we will see him again someday. Instead of telling him "goodbye", say, "see you later."

Funeral Services were held on March 10 at the Dalton and Sons Funeral Home in Lewisville, Texas. In attendance were Patriot Guard Riders from the North Texas Region. The Riders posted American flags at the entrance to the funeral home to welcome the arriving family, and then stood with silent respect at the entrance and in the foyer.

After the services, full military honors were rendered by the Army Honor Guard. The bugler played taps, and the rifle detail fired three volleys fire representing Duty, Honor and Country.

Left to cherish Bryan's memory are his dear wife, his daughter, Delaney, his mother and step-father, one brother and a host of other dear family and friends, including my own brother, his family and my nephew, who counted Bryan as his best friend.

With thanks to Dalton and Sons Funeral Home for biographical information and to North Texas PGR for additional photographs.

When I must leave you
For a little while,
Please go on bravely
With a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name,
Live on and do all things the same-
Spend not your life in empty days,
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways-
Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer,
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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