Donald Lawrence Bryce 75 of Morgan’s Point Resort, Texas passed away August 11th 2016.
Don was born in Bensenville, Illinois on May 20th 1941. Son to Charles & Mildred Bryce. Siblings included Patricia, Glenn, Lynn, Robert, Raymond, and Lloyd Bryce. At 17 Don joined the US Navy serving his country for two plus years being discharged in Long Beach California in 1962. Don started his professional career working in sales and then as travel coordinator at the Anaheim Auto Club. He met and began his lifelong love affair with Patricia Lee Schroeder. They married on October 19th 1963 and soon thereafter began raising a family of their own, starting with daughter Melissa then son Jordy.
While working for the Auto Club he simultaneously worked for the Stanton Sheriff Dept. as a County Sheriff. Following a move to Denver, Colorado in 1973 and working for several transportation companies they moved to Greeley Colorado. Don culminated his career by starting his own business, Summit Transportation in Commerce City Colorado. During this time he earned his Master’s Degree from Regis College as well as serving as reserve Deputy Sheriff for Weld County. Never one to sit idle, upon retirement from the trucking business, he began teaching Environmental Science and Chemistry at Ames & Front Range Junior Colleges. He also held a seat on the board of directors at the First National Bank of Greely.
Then came a “second” retirement and a move to Frazier Colorado in 1998 where he was the general contractor and builder on a seven-townhouse project. While in Frazier he served as Deputy Sheriff for Grand County before making his final move with Pat to Morgan’s Point Resort Texas to be near family.
In Texas Don once again with Pat designed and built their home. He volunteered with Wounded Warriors and several projects with his son Jordy on Fort Hood at the MSTC (Medical Simulation Training Center). He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Throughout his life Don enjoyed the company of many wonderful people. He spent many hours reading countless books and of course thoroughly loved golf. Anyone who knew Don loved him for his incredible sense of humor, always one to make you laugh or converse about any subject under the sun. He loved talking to everyone he met and could always give you the origin of every new building project in town.
A complete life full enough for many let alone one man.
He lived his life as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
His last few days were spent with loved ones. He is survived by his wife Pat Bryce, two children Melissa Bryce Burke & Jordy Bryce, their spouses John Burke & Teri Bryce, two grandsons Mark and Max Di Giacomo.