Isabella Jeannette Dice, 3-year-old daughter of Tyler and Christine Dice, passed away Feb. 1, 2013, in the arms of her mother.
Isabella was born at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver on Jan. 25, 2010, at 11:31 a.m. Diagnosed prenatally with holoprosencephaly, she enjoyed proving the doctors wrong with their prognosis for her. Isabella was full of life with an independent attitude and very much loved being the center of attention. She was loved by all who met her, but especially her mommy and daddy. She showed everyone that: "Once you choose HoPE, anything's possible."
Isabella enjoyed cuddling, listening to music, playing with her iPad, watching her favorite movies and TV shows, spending time with her family and competing in beauty pageants where she made friends from all over. She looked forward every week to her occupational and physical therapy sessions at the Child Development Center.
She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents Margaret Merrick, Richard "Dick" Merrick and Vernon Vaa; uncles Ken Vaa and Jim Fuentes; and aunt Virginia Fuentes; her paternal great-grandparents C. Franklin Ryden, Carolyn Ryden, Gertie Dice; and uncles Rick Ryden and Dan Ryden.
She is survived by her Mommy and Daddy Tyler and Christine Dice, her maternal grandma Jeannette "Nettie" Fuentes; her paternal grandparents Merry Ryden and Fred McNeal; maternal great-grandparents Bertha and Paul Fuentes and Bob and Betty Tangen; maternal great aunt and uncle Ellen and Bruce Vinnola, Raymond and Colleen Vaa, and Jim and Michelle Merrick, paternal aunt Carrie Dice and uncle TJ Dice, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Isabella's celebration of life will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at the Anglican Church-Resurrection, 342 S. Grant St., in Casper, Wyoming, at 4 p.m. Viewing will be at Bustard's Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. also on Friday. Interment will be held at a later date in the Glenrock Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Isabella Dice Memorial Fund in care of Reliant Federal Credit Union.