Today we mourn the loss of Jordan Bradley Bylsma, beloved father, son and brother. Jordan passed away August 3, 2020 at 1:50 pm of internal bleeding while being transported to Porter hospital, from Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, for more specialized equipment. On Thursday August 13th at 11am we will be celebrating Jordan's life at Grace Chapel 8505 S Valley Highway, Englewood, CO 80112. Jordan is survived by his father, Brad Bylsma, his sister Rachel (husband Josh), his brother Jeremy (wife Dana), and his three sons, Skyler, Brody and Camden.
Jordan was born in Paterson, New Jersey on May 9th, 1982 and moved with his family to Littleton, Colorado in 1989. He spent much of his youth roaming the parks and malls nearby. He attended Denver Christian High School and was a standout artist, adept at using any medium. Jordan had a lifelong love for art, and he had an uncanny ability to play music on his guitar by ear. After High school, Jordan joined the Army National Guard and served 8 years as a helicopter mechanic, while at the same time teaching himself how to code and got a job creating cyber security. This became his career and passion for the next 15 years.
Jordan had some ups and downs throughout his life, and he struggled with addiction off and on. He always sought to better himself though, read books, outlined plans, made commitments... but addiction was a shackle he could never quite break free of, and almost certainly had a hand in his untimely death.
However, Jordan’s problems are not what define him. He was a loyal friend, a passionate learner and a loving father. Jordan was lighthearted, funny, tremendously smart and charming. He was always playing music and writing songs, drawing and painting with his boys and trying to create something beautiful. He enjoyed sports and helped coach his son, Brody’s football team. He loved the outdoors and spending time at the family cabin, snowshoeing, hiking, and fishing.
Ultimately Jordan was one of those stars that burned so bright and so hot that it burned out too soon. We miss you Jordan, we love you, and we know you have gone to a better place. We find comfort knowing that Jordan is with Jesus in Heaven playing a guitar and singing Hallelujah. Give mom a hug for all of us.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 2 Samuel 22:17
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4