Obituary: Bryce Harold Welch |

Obituary: Bryce Harold Welch

Bryce Harold Welch was born Dec. 6, 1921 in Cedargrove, Mo. to Arnold Newton and Essie Welch. Bryce moved to Grand County in the late 1930s and lived her ever since. He served his country honorably in the U S. Navy and was a long term member of the VFW.

Bryce met and married Dorothy Jean Scarbrough in Hot Sulphur Springs on July 20, 1949.

Bryce worked as a logger in Grand County and built many of the older logging roads.

He also worked as a mechanic for Grand County. He was someone everyone always loved talking to. Bryce was always helping others, even if it was a loss to himself. Bryce knew no strangers. He loved sitting around shooting the breeze with the boys when he wasn’t occupied by his love of fishing. One of his favorite stories he told about himself was the time he rolled down the car’s electric window while in the automatic car wash and the window would not roll back up.

Bryce is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, his daughter Carol M. Beecher, four brothers and two sisters.

Bryce passed away Jan. 16, 2009 at the Allison Care Center in Lakewood at the age of 87.

Bryce leaves to mourn his passing a daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Barry Johnson in Arvada, a son and daughter-in-law Charles LeRoy and Diana Welch in Westminster, and a sister Doreen Alexander in Grand Lake. Bryce also leaves four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren ” all who he loved very much.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Fraser Historic Church.

Bryce Harold Welch’s final resting place will be the Fraser Valley Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary – Hot Sulphur Springs.

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