Allnutt Funeral Service – Macy Chapel

6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO


Brandy Jo Gruber

May 1, 1980February 6, 2020

Brandy Jo Gruber, age 39, of Platteville, Colorado (formerly Fairbury, Nebraska), passed away on Thursday February 6, 2020. Brandy was born May 1, 1980 in Arkansas, to Dale and Linda (York) Horton.

Brandy met her husband, Josh, playing her favorite game - World of Warcraft, and this continued to be her favorite hobby until her passing. She enjoyed going on walks and hikes, and family game nights. Brandy's life revolved around her husband and her two children. Spending time with them was the most important, and thing she loved to do best.

Brandy is survived by her husband Josh Gruber; her children, Evan and Ava Storey; her in-laws, David and Marcy Gruber, and Lisa Schmitt and Mike Lawrence; her mother, Linda (Timothy) Adams; sister, Christina (Jason) Johnson; uncle, Thomas York; niece and nephew, Bree and Cade Sooby.

Brandy was preceded in death by her father, Dale Horton.

A celebration of life for Brandy will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Allnutt Funeral Service - Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634. Please visit www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 11, 2020


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Josh Gruber

February 13, 2020

I remember meeting my wife all them years back close to 12 of them at the gate of Winter grasp in World of Warcraft she was laughing at the jokes my character emoted and from there on we spent everyday together she was my best friend I’ll love u always babes

Mariana Castro

February 12, 2020

Tell me, what does it look like in heaven?
It is peaceful, is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever?
Have your fears and pain gone away?

Cause here on earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left, and everything is different, there’s an emptiness.

I hope you are dancing in the sky, I hope you’re singing in the angels choir. I hope the angels know what they have, I bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived.

Now tell me, what do you do up in heaven?
Are your days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention?
Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?

I tried to get the courage to get up in front of everyone and tell them how wonderful you were.... you were the best friend I had. You were always there for me and now I have no one to run to and talk to. Even if it was just to gossip. 😂 I know we talked about this and one day we would eventually leave this world, but I never expected it to be this soon! 🥺 You know things will never be the same without you. Sometimes I think that maybe you are just on a long vacation and you will be back soon, but I know it’s not true. One day we will meet again and I know you will be there to comfort me like you did that very first day we met. I love you Brandy and I will miss you forever. 😢

Love Always, Mariana 💔

Evan Storey

February 11, 2020

I remember when my mother and father met on World of Warcraft. Couple months later I moved to Nebraska.

Johnna York

February 11, 2020

Such a tragedy! A young life taken far too soon. I haven't seen Brandy in quite a few years, but her mom kept me updated on what was going on in her life. Most of my many memories of Brandy are that of a little girl. She had the most beautiful head of long blond hair I had ever seen. She was a gorgeous child, full of energy, laughter, and had such a "Tender Heart".

I cannot even imagine the heartache her mom, sister, husband, and children are feeling right now. So many people's lives have been impacted by this. You will be missed by so many, Miss Brandy.

Family - I know there are no words that can ease the pain you are feeling right now, but just know, I am thinking of you, and praying you find peace in the memories that are forever engraved in your hearts.

Another Angel has earned her wings. May God embrace you all with his love.

Love you all so much!

Jon Chacon

February 11, 2020

I first met Brandy and Josh online well over a decade ago, and instantly they became my two favorite people in this world. Brandy is a strong, loving and beautiful woman. She had this infectious laugh that could make even the toughest of people want to smile. She would do anything to help out a friend in need. If I just needed someone to vent to or to have a good laugh and an overall good time, Brandy was the one that was there.
Brandy was a healer in more ways than one. She knew what it took to make me smile, and would instinctively do so. She was also one of the few people who knew what it took to hurt me and would do everything she could to not do so.
Even though our friendship grew a little more distant through the years, her place in my heart has always remained the same. She will be missed and remembered for the rest of my days to come. I know that everytime I am saddened and hurt at the thought of our loss that she will still be doing what she can to heal me.

Jon Chacon

February 11, 2020

Brandy, you are such a kind and beautiful person. You were always there for me whenever I needed to vent or to just be my weird self. You and Josh quickly became my two favorite people in this world after I learned how fun you are to be around. There are no words for how much you will be missed. I love you and miss you dearly.
I am sorry I didn't put out more effort in spending more time with the two of you, but you will now hold an even tighter grip on my heart, one that I will never let slip again. I will never forget you and I know that whenever I am sad and mourning that you will be doing what you can to heal me, just as you always did in the past.
I love you Brandy.

Suzanne Rickman

February 11, 2020

I'm so sorry for the family's loss. It is just heartbreaking that she is gone at such an early age. Any loss is hard but to lose a child is probably the worst. I pray that you will all somehow find comfort and peace.

Mariana Castro

February 11, 2020

The day we met.... I remember it like it was yesterday! We both came in for our interview and we both got the job! Yay! We talked as if we knew each other for years. From that day forward I knew I found a friend. I was new to the area and you made me feel so welcomed. Thank you so much for all the great talks, the great memories. The great laughs. You were more than a friend to me. You were my sister. I love you and always will. Work will never be the same without you. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget you. My heart broke the day you were in the accident. I already knew you were struggling with your heart so I knew it wasn’t going to be good. I was torn to pieces when I heard the news that you didn’t win the fight. 😢 You are in a better place now. We both know that. We talked about that too. Goodbye my friend/sister we will miss you so much! 💔

Christina Johnson

February 10, 2020

I love you Brandy and will miss you forever. I'm sorry for the time that we didn't get to spend together and the distance between us. I feel a huge gap inside. You never think something like this will happen to your family. It's tragic, it's unfair and it's heartbreaking. There really are no words to truly describe the situation. I just want to say I love you and I was looking forward to seeing you at mom's wedding. To Josh and the kids if there is anything I can do please just call me.
Love always,
Your Sister

Ricky Baxter

February 10, 2020

Brandy, I'll love and miss you always. Thank you for being such a special person, and such a big part of my life. I'll forever remember you. I wish so bad I could be there to say goodbye, and even more I wish I didn't have too. It's just not fair... I'm sending my most heartfelt condolences to your husband Josh, Evan and Eva, Im deeply sorry. To Mom (Linda) and Sister (Christine) I love you both and I'm completely heartbroken for you.
Brandy, you'll always be remembered and a cherished part of me. I'm going to miss you so much.