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Feb 3, 2016 Latest post:
Apr 15, 2016
Welcome to our CaringBridge site for Taya Bruell. (Please DO NOT donate using links on this site, as these go toward the CaringBridge website.
With very sad and heavy hearts, we wish to share the news that Taya Bruell, Harry and Jenny's daughter and Leo's sister, lost her battle with mental illness after a 4-year struggle. Her family and many others fought with her, but in the end, Taya could not hold on and chose to take her own life. Taya passed away in the early morning hours of Tues., Feb. 2, 2016.
The Bruells are currently surrounded by loved ones as they process their loss and are deeply appreciative of the warmth and well wishes people are sending from across the country. In the coming weeks and months, Harry, Jenny and Leo will rely on continued love and support in a variety of ways. Look for updates about their needs here.
A memorial and reception were held on March 6 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette, Colorado. Thank you to all who attended and helped to organize this, as well as those who have helped support the family in so many ways from near and far.
Please post any messages for the Bruells here, and feel free to share any photos you may have of Taya. Harry, Jenny and Leo take great comfort in hearing from everyone, and will cherish your words and memories. You may also wish to send the family a message the old fashioned way – if so, here is their mailing address:
Harry, Jenny and Leo Bruell 245 Fair Place Boulder, CO 80302
On behalf of the Bruell family, thank you for your love and support.