Tren Jameson Quigley was born October 27, 2012 in Southern California. On April 16, 2023 after a brief illness Tren had a glorious reunion in heaven with those he loved. Tren’s heritage originates in China, but through carefully planned miracles he and his parents, James and Alicia Quigley were led to each other and he was adopted as part of their family. What a tremendous blessing he’s been!
Tren’s life was filled with miracles and love, and he taught us all what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. Tren would wait patiently while his sisters watched their Disney shows, but the second the credits rolled he would hold his breath and make his vent alarm so that we would be aware that the torture was over and he was ready for his turn with the real things that actually mattered. Tren began expressing a desire for gospel learning several years ago at a very young age, but never grew tired of it. The older he got the more intense his study became. Tren has watched every session of LDS General Conference since 1970 (numerous times) and loved the prophets, “pure truth, pure doctrine and pure revelation.” He loved to learn, and benefitted from lessons that taught long-suffering, patience and endurance. Fortunately for the rest of us, we learned alongside him. He brought a spirit into our home that can never be replaced, but taught us a lesson about what it is that brings the spirit and how to have it with you. He loved his Savior and Father in Heaven, he knew them. While enjoyed all the conference speakers he had a particular fondness for Neal A. Maxwell and would ask for his speeches specifically. He related to him and clearly understood his teachings. If anyone made too much noise while he was enthralled in a message he would make the vent alarm to remind us all to be quiet so he could hear. Because of Tren we’ve all enjoyed every BYU Devotional, church related broadcast and numerous Come Follow Me themed programs as they played for many hours every day. Because it’s cute, we have to add his little crush on Al Carraway, who he really enjoyed and was able to meet.
Tren endured years of seizures, illness including chronic ear infections, necrotizing fasciitis (1% chance of survival) which caused self-amputation of all of his fingertips and several toes, wound VAC treatment for months at a time, PICC lines, hospitalizations, IV’s, caustic antibiotics, UTI’s, a feeding tube, ventilator, multiple complex surgeries, paralysis, limited vision and hearing, scoliosis, painful procedures/recoveries and having flawed, imperfect people trying their best to provide for his needs. It must have been incredibly frustrating for him, but he “endured it well.” He would want us to thank everyone who provided medical and personal care for him especially his wonderful nurses who made such a difference in his life. He loved you.
Tren is one of the few who were willing to come to earth and relinquish their right of free will. With grace, Tren allowed himself to be acted upon with very little opportunity to act for himself. He chose wisely the things that were his to decide. He chose God, truth and love. He could have chosen to be angry but he never did. He submitted to the Lord in everything he did. He followed the perfect example that was provided for him and all of us by our Savior. Tren endured to the end with perfection. Although we hoped to be able to see who he really was in this life, we look forward to the day that we will see him “glorified and grand, breathtakingly perfect in body and mind,” in the next life.
Tren was preceded to heaven by his siblings; Claire, Hannah, Grace and Ryannah, and his grandfathers; Gordon M. Quigley and Calvin M. Birch. He is survived by his parents, James and Alicia Quigley and siblings; Alan (Ioana) Quigley, Jaron (Amanda) Quigley, Brandon (Catherine) Quigley, Morgan (Jessica) Quigley, Kilee (Carlos) Reategui, Jordan (Robyn) Quigley, Nona (Adrian) Call, Tylan, Britton, Brie, Zhanae, Olivia (Martin) Gomez, Leah, Hattie, Abigail, Malia, Jantzen, Alexandra, Josie (Kyle) Lowe and Ian. Honorary siblings, Nathan Higham and Kayla Edwards. Grandmothers, Renee Quigley Goodfellow and Patricia Bitter Birch, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday April 21st at 11 am at the Mantua Chapel, 237 South Willard Peak Road, Mantua. There will be a public viewing preceding the funeral at 10 am and on Thursday April 20 from 6-8 pm at the same location. Interment will be at the Mantua Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.