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November 18, 2014
I read this because my mum just died, and I am trying to write her obituary. This was what came up when I googled great obituaries, but I wanted you to know that I read it through again and again because of the honesty and beauty of your story, and my own experience with a highly sensitive child/teen/adult who I wonder if she can survive with such a tender heart in the hard world. Thank you for writing your son's story, for putting it out into the world for us to recognize. What a mother. What a son.
October 28, 2014
What a beautiful writing for your son.
For all of us that read it. I am so sorry for your loss.
Peace be with you.
September 02, 2014
Dear Celia,
We are so blessed and fortunate to have you sharing Spencer's obituary with us. It is beautiful and captures so incredibly well the essence of human relationships, why we exist and what we seek and so much of what we can do better. My daughter will head to college next fall and I will ask her to read Spencer's story... may it some day help her to help someone else.
Nicky
August 01, 2014
Mrs. Seupel,

Each day is a blessing from God. Even though you have suffered heartbreaking losses, your wisdom and honesty are truly both courageous and enlightening.

It is my prayer that your son's troubling story will somehow reach out to others and deter them from taking their own lives. Each life is so precious and sacred. I know, just from reading your powerful words, that Spencer filled your heart with joy and love In his young life.

May God continue to be with you as you cope with the losses you have endured. I pray that the memories of happier and more promising times bring comfort and healing to your spirit.

Thank you for sharing such a heartbreaking story of unconditional love and the feverent hope for successfully reaching out to those who need to find strength and hope in their struggles. You are truly a remarkable woman with a mother's courageous and enduring heart.
July 31, 2014
March 13, 2014
Celia: There are no words that can express the utmost devastation I felt upon reading not only Spencer's Obit tonight, but HD's. A few years ago I tried to reach out to you and Herb in High Falls and had actually tried to book a weekend thru some site, unfortunately never receiving a response. And then life went on. For some reason this past week I was thinking about all the many important people in my life and, of course, HD came to mind, so tonight I tried again to see if you or HD had a FB account or some other way to connect and found the obits. OMG, my heart goes out to you and Taylor. I am writing this through a vale of tears and so at a loss for words. Their legacies showcased in your brilliant writing touched me profoundly and will forever be ingrained on my heart. I am far away living in Thailand near one of my sons, but if you would ever like to reach out to me, please do so b.fitzsenry@gmail.com or on Facebook under barbara.fitzsenry.9 I so hope you receive this and know you will understand what I am feeling and how sincerely I needed to let you know if I can ever help you and Taylor in any way, I would never hesitate.
August 04, 2013
thank you for your honesty.
May 11, 2013
Dear Ms. Seupel,
I just finished reading your essay published in the NY Times dated 4/10/12. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and family on the loss of a cherished son, grandson and brother. I read the beautiful web site that you created in his memory. I am so sorry for your loss; I am at a loss for words. Those whose lives were touched by Spencer were truly blessed to have known him.
April 12, 2013
Dear Ms. Seupel, A post on Onward State published on 4/12/13 brought me to this page. I am incredibly moved by your posting, and wanted to thank you for sharing Spencer's story. I am so , so sorry you lost your son. You are a remarkably strong mother and woman for writing this and sharing Spencer's story with friends, classmates and the online community. I am thinking and praying for your family, as I know that while time may ease the pain, it will never erase it. I hope peace and love are with you and your family today.
January 24, 2013
Dear Celia,

Thank you for calling attention to suicide in the USA. My father took his own life over 8 years ago, when I was a freshman in college. My method of dealing has been to just thrust this event from my mind. Recently, I have come to accept that I will never be healthy if I don't turn around and deal with some of this stuff.

My father was a joyful person, and full of love. How his delight in life turned into such a deep depression frightens me very much, especially since these 8 years have brought me no answers.

I do agree that American culture is becoming diluted with sensationalism that amounts to very little of spiritual value. I am reluctant to impose on people who don't see anything wrong with a shallow way of being, but I think I am prepared to work with people who feel similarly. And I hope to work towards being able to open up to others such that I may help them the way you have helped me.

I want to thank you for being so brave and volunteering your experience, and opening up a very personal chapter in your life to help others continue the dialogue around this sensitive phenomenon that afflicts people when they least expect it.

Because of your piece on Spencer, and the website you set up in his memory, I feel just a little bit less defensive in terms of protecting my father's dignity and the memory he left behind.

Thank you.

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