Your mother's doing all she can to honor your life and hold your memory brightly... / Donna (I've spoken with his mama, Van )Read >>
Your mother's doing all she can to honor your life and hold your memory brightly... / Donna (I've spoken with his mama, Van )
Its strange to meet a man after he has left this life, but I have met you this past week, Billy, through your mother and her intense love for you, and I wanted to write into the ethers that she is surviving you as well as she can imagine how to do, but she's having a hard time of it and if you can send her angels or wise beings to lighten her heavy heart, that'd be a good thing. As the 1st anniversary of your passing comes closer - although I understand that angelic time isn't like earthly time - she will be pressed hard against her own need to survive you so she can be here to love all those who are still here and love and worry about her. If you could quietly appear to her inner vision and smile at her again, it would make her day. Please speak to someone 'up there' where you are and see if they can help you out in this... she's feeling a little crazy down here in the flesh, and a saintly vision might help a whole lot, OK? Just an idea... Be at Peace, Billy - you are greatly loved and missed back here. Close
A condolence? How about a celebration! / Edward Smith (Friend)Read >>
A condolence? How about a celebration! / Edward Smith (Friend)
Billus...everyone who knows you misses you. The truth is that we are all selfish in our own way, and we weren't done hanging out with you.
I think the truth is that you aren't done hanging out with us either. Personally, I just spent a fantastic week with you and some of the people who love you (Van, Steve, April, Mo, Cody, Angel, Lauren, Amanda, Darren, Brandon, Alex, Janine). My sweetheart Jenn was there as well, and although you did meet her briefly when she visited Flagstaff, you didn't get a chance to hang with her. Both of your loss. ;>
Yes, I didn't get to spend as much time with you as I would have liked. I would have enjoyed sitting on a porch with Steve and you, senile as hell, while we all tried to remember what the fuck a hobbit was, and why I was flipping you off!
I'm speechless / Carlos Weaver (Friend of Steve Lantz )
I don't know quite what to say, but i'm a good friend of Steve, his older brother. I met Billy once, and at the time the only impression that I had of Billy was that he definately a Lantz, and looked just like Steve, so I knew he was a good guy. I left Arizona a few years ago, and I just found out about this (5-27-07) and for me this is the 2nd time I've had a good friend of mine's brother die in an accident, and it doesn't get any easier. To Steve and the rest of his family, my heart TRULY goes out to you. To Billy, I knew you for about an hour, but I'll never forget you. In 1 measly hour, you had that much of an impact on a person that you just met. So here's to you my friend. Godspeed to you.
Billy, Today is Miahs birthday His 8th. I cant believe your not here the way you too are attqched at the hip especially on his b-day. Im so broken hearted this day is going to suck BIGTIME because you arent here.. Well I can guarantee about how bad this day is going to be and then tomarrow is Mothers day.. It all sucks!!! I love you so and miss you more every day. I dont know what to do--Im so lost!! You'll ALWAYS be my baby Billy!!
R.I.P My Friend My Brother / Davi Faust (Adopted Sister )Read >>
R.I.P My Friend My Brother / Davi Faust (Adopted Sister )
Even though we had different mothers and all you are still my brother for time and all eternity. I was blessed to have a family (extended, adopted, or otherwise) like ours, full of so much love and compassion. I will always LOVE and MISS you BROTHER!!
Til we meet again. R.I.P. Be ready to party when I come home to you!!!
I love you Brother / Angel Candelaria (brother)Read >>
I love you Brother / Angel Candelaria (brother)
I love u so much and i know you loved me big brother,i still cant beleave your gone, Alex is gettig so big and he learned to say "billy "the other day. He misses you too, You are such a wounderful person as a son,uncle to my child and most of all my big brother who i could tell anything to, and wasnt afraid to kick some ass when his little brother got into a mixup. You did so much to protect me my whole life now all i could think about is i sould have been there for u, But i know your watching over me and my family and everyone who cares for you I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BROTHER.
Billy, I love and miss you so very much. Your passing has been such a nightmare.. No mother should have to go through this.Theres so many mothers who dont give a shit about their kids and I cant stand that. Im so proud to be your Mama. You were such a wonderful son. Its not fair that your not here..Its Easter weekend and you know what that means--Easter camping with the family..I remember you boys always sneaking our beer to take out to your own little camp. You thought we didnt notice--right? At least you were older then...We cant go back to where we always camped anymore so now everybody's by Dry Lake camping..I couldnt go...It wouldnt be the same without you..NOTHING is the same without you and I cant stand it. The rest of my life is a living hell. I love you so Billy. So much my heart is broken so bad that there is no repairing it...HELL on Earth!! Just promise me you will keep close by--I need you son!!!
A GRAND MOTHERS LOVE / GRANDMA GRANDMA (PROUD GRANDMA OF BILLY )Read >>
A GRAND MOTHERS LOVE / GRANDMA GRANDMA (PROUD GRANDMA OF BILLY )
MY DARLING GRANDSON BILLY.OH HOW I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.YOUR SWEET ,,KIND VOICE,US TALKING ABOUT BASE BALL MOST OF ALL THE BRAVES.I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND SO THANKFUL TOO YOUR MOM FOR GIVEING ME A GREAT LOVEING GRANDSON LIKE YOU.YOU DO KNOW GRANDMA WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN HEAVEN.KEEP WATCHING OVER ALL YOUR FAMILY AND GIVE DANABABY A KISS FOR GRANDMA AND TELL HER I LOVE HER .AND MOST OF ALL BILLY TELL THE HEAVENLY FATHER I LOVE HIM.I LOVE YOU FOREVER MY DARLING GRANDSON MR BILLY MARSHALL LANTZ.
Thinking of You / Lynn ~. Mom To Ken
I'm so very sorry to read about your precious son, Billy. You've creaded such a beautiful site for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you. With my love and hugs, Lynn ~ Mom to Ken Close
sending you my thoughts and prayers / DEANNA FERNANDEZ (NO)
sending you lots of hugs and prayers,you are in my thoughts and just know im here for you anytime,billy is a very hansome young man,just remember he is with you in spirit always.im so sorry for your loss.love deanna Close
praying for you / Shirley Baer (none)
Van, I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome son Billy....Please know that you are not alone in your grief...Whatever you are feeling or emotions you are having are completely nnormal for a mother who has lost a child...Don't let anyone tell you any differently..If people don't want to be around you, that is fine...they have no idea how we feel unless they have gone thru it...they will say stupid things...if you want to respond to it go ahead..if you don't you don't have to..it took me a long time to learn that i could respond to something stupid someone said to me..i'm nnot afraid to tell anyone anythiing that is on my mind now..i don't care what it is...you only live once...and you never know how precious life is until it is gone..and no one knows that better than us...we are always here for you..luv Close
You will never forget him / Linda DeAndrea (none)Read >>
You will never forget him / Linda DeAndrea (none) Dear Billy's Mom,
You will never forget Billy as he lives in your heart. The pain will always be there. Don't let anyone tell you to move on take your time and let your heart lead you. He is a part of you just temporarily away. He will send you little remeinders that he is near. At first you won't see them but in a little while you will notice them. One is penny's from heaven. May you find some peace in knowing that Billy is safe and happy. I know how hard it is as I lost my youngest son 22 months ago. A mother's love never dies and she never ever stops missing her baby.
Always, Linda ~Ryan's Mom Blowing Kisses to Heaven <center><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/hero2/ryandeandrea"><img src="http://www.boomspeed.com/robsmom/RyanDeAndrea.jpg"border="0"></a><center> Close
Billy! I know every time I EVER talked to you I told you I love you..Even a few hours before you died.. But I cant take it-Im hanging on by a thread. Moes not helping--he thinks I"should be over you" But I cant take it!!!!!!! You are MY baby!! I look at your pics(your beautiful face) and I want you here so bad with me!! I dont know what I did wrong but this has to have MORE than paid for it..OMG--My babies dead. FOREVER What the fuck did I do??? To lose someone as special as you?? I want answers--but there arent any-I know!! I love you more than my life.. Love Mama
Van/ Marinda(Mindy) Hudson (Friend) I am so sorry about what happened to Billy. I didn't get to know him that well, but he was a cool guy. I always pray for you guys, since you live so far. Someday I'll come and visit you. I love your angel webpage. Its berry beeeutiful. Well i hope things are going good for you guys, keep in touch. Love ya always!!Close
Our Boys / Kathy(Mom To Matt Jones) (Van's Friend )Read >>
Our Boys / Kathy(Mom To Matt Jones) (Van's Friend )
Van,I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and Billy.I miss Matt too.Sometimes it gets unbearable,I know.It's been 7 months since Matt's accident.It seems like a lifetime ago.Nothing will ever be the same for us moms.But remember,our boys packed so much living into their short lives.I was told that it's not the quanity of years a person lives that counts,but rather the quality of the years lived,meaning that one person could put more living into 20 years than another person could put into 80 years.Looking at it from that prospective,Matt really did put a lot of living into 28 years as I'm sure Billy did also.We are left with beautiful memories that are ours,a gift from our boys that can never be taken away.TAKE CARE FOR BILLY! Love and Hugs,Kathy Close
Elbow Drop!!!! / Sarah Hambrick (Friend/adopted sister ) when I was 15 and had run away from home, I met Billy in the midst of my travels and he took my scruby ass off the streets and let me stay in his home along with Brandon, Brain, Sean, Woody and pretty much who ever else crashed there. With blue hair down to my butt, he deemed me Smurf and it really stck. To this day I introduce myself as Smurf and very few people in The Brook know that I have a name other than such, and am also not opposed to dropping a good elbow wherever a elbow is deserved. This I also learned from Billy, and will probably break a hip in my old age from doing just that.... I love you Billy and Van, Mo, Marci, Cody, Angel, thank you all so much for being my family when I had no one to even calll a friend you guys all stepped up when you truely didn't have to, For reasons I may never understand, you all just opened your arms and gave me the safest feeling I had felt in my entire life, let alone how much you made me feel like I belonged somewhere. That I never thought I would find. again thnak you and for that I will always treasure you deep within I can't wait to come visit, it is coming soon I promise. Close
Billy, Ive been going around the house like crazy TRYING to find something where you spoke on. I CANT stand it. I want to see you, touch you, and hear your beautiful voice. I love you so much son. Why?? Why were you driving like that? I want so bad to go kill that boy that was with you. I feel he had something to do with this. Was he egging you on? You knew your car was running really bad. I KNOW you- you werent a reckless driver. What happened????? I CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH--YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BABY. I NEED TO TALK TO YOU- TO HEAR YOU!!! I CANT FUCKING STAND IT! Please come home to mama!!!! ! ! ! I love you! I cant live without you--its not fair.
Billy, It is hard to believe that you are truely gone! I remember all the times all of us used to hang out at your house ( the many different places) and how you would let anyone crash. You made everyone laugh and lightened any situation. I remember when I was waiting for Jen and Chrystal and I was sitting on the couch thinking man it has been a long time but I looked at the clock and it was 4:20 and well when I looked at it the first time it was 4:20 ao I thought I loosing it because when I looked againg it was the same time so I pulled out my cell phone and sure enough an hour had passed. You teased me forever remember? There are many other times I can remember that make me smile. I will always remember you! I miss you! Until we meet again please watch over us! ps. I still have the Braves hat you gave me
High School Daze / Phillip Wills (Brother)
Damn Billy, I'm not very good at this, which happens to be why this is the first message I've left for you. I miss you, man. I remember when we used to roam the town, on foot, after your parents were asleep, well I remember some of the times. Others are mostly gone, like when we made screwdrivers and I slammed the bottom of that bottle of vodka.
How about all of the Mormon church dances we went to. We were usually under the influence of at least one or two things when we showed up, but we never got turned away.
I don't think we paid for one football game my Junior or Senior year. I remember that I used to get so worried that we were going to get caught jumping the fence behind the bleachers.