Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4th

Trent peacefully passed away today. He will forever be a part of our family. We will miss him terribly but know we will see him again. We are thankful to a loving Heavenly Father for welcoming him home and letting his spirit stay with us. Trent loved life and never took it for granted he truly is and was a wonderful spirit. Please know how thankful we are to all for the support and love we have felt, it has been amazing. Trent is finally out of pain and very at peace. Thanks again.

Love Jeff and Tiff

96 comments:

Joy & Casey said...

We sure love you guys. We are here if you need anything at all.
Love,
Joy & Casey & kids

Brenna said...

You don't know me, but I heard about Trent's story and have been so inspired by his fight. His passing must be bittersweet; you're in our thoughts and prayers.

nM said...

Trent was such a blessing to many, including me. He will be missed for a time that is certain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys now.
Much love,
Nate and Mae Miller family

Jewel said...

May he rest in peace. Thank you so much for sharing him with your Law Enforcement family.

marci said...

I am so sorry to hear of Trent's passing. I don't know you but my life has been richly blessed by reading about Trent and his family and how the world was viewed through his eyes. I too share in your religious belief and know you will walk with him again one day. It is such a comfort in my life for me to know that, and to know what our Savior did for us. God be with you and know that I am praying for your family. Sincerely, Marci Burgon

Melanie said...

Our prayers will continue to be with you in this time of sorrow. We will always have the memory of his courage to continue on without him.

With all our love
The Tyson Family
CedarPoint Ward

Steph said...

We love you and Trent very much. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you feel comfort and peace. Trent's testimony and yours has touch all of us, and we will forever remember that, and can't wait until we see him again too. We are glad he isn't suffering and that he was able to share great times with you since he came home from the hospital. Thinking of you! All our love and prayers. Ali, Stephanie, Dave and Zachary Bliss

Jessica said...

To the Duval Family,

I've been following Trent's blog since the day Kristy told me about it. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He was such a cute little boy, with the strongest heart. He fought hard for so long. My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your whole family.

Jessica Short

Nurse Heidi said...

I don't know that there's anything helpful I can say other than that we're thinking of you. The kids and I have all been wearing our Trent's Army bracelets for the past several days. May you have comfort and peace.

The McClellan Clan said...

Me and my family have followed your blog. My daughter Lauryn is Trents age and she knew him. He was such an example to her and she always prayed for him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing family and he was an amazing young man!

Jackie said...

You had an amazing young boy! He endured alot and touched EVERYONES lives along the way. You guys are amazing parents.

Love,
The Gailey's

kbrb5 said...

Hi DuVal family! We love you so much! Kaleb has wonderful memories of Trent when they were in 1st grade together. We have prayed for him often. We rejoice in Heavenly Father's plan for us and admire your testimony through all of this. Our testimonies have been strengthened. Thank you for your example of unbelieveable strength, courage and faith. You continue to be in our hearts and prayers. We will miss him. Love, Ken, Robyn, Kaleb and Jocelyne Betts

Rose, Corey and Matthew said...

Peace be with you guys until you can be with him again! Much love!

Claire said...

Oh my!! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I've really enjoyed reading about Trent's journey. His positive attitude has been so, so inspiring. The world has lost a very special little boy today.

The Sweet Family said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts just broke when we heard the news. We been following Trent's progress over the last year and a half through neighbors and are so sad that things didn't turn out differently. Trent will be missed. We are so grateful to have the knowledge of the plan of salvation and know that we will all be with Trent someday. We love you guys and hope that this time of mourning will pass quickly. Thanks so much for your examples of patience, love, hope, and faith throught the years.
Lots of love-The Sweet Family

Tammi said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray the Lord will allow the veil to be thin, and allow you some special experiences during this time.

Michelle said...

Praying for your beautiful family today.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading Trent's blog the last couple weeks and want you to know how touched I have been. Thank you for sharing this boy with us and making me realize how blessed I am. May you find the peace that he is with our Heavenly Father in a much better place. And we will see him again. God bless you and your family.

Crystal Erickson said...

We love you and are praying for you. He couldn't have asked for a more loving family. It is so wonderful the knowledge of forever families. Together forever.

Shelley said...

Jeff and Tiff-
I am so sorry to hear about Trent passing away. He was such a wonderful person, and even in the worst of times he would try to keep a smile on his face and to make others smile. He will be missed.
Shelley

Loveland Family said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will be with you. Trent seemed to have such faith and a strong closeness with the spirit. He will forever be your "Guardian Angel".

Anonymous said...

our Prayers are with you
Micheal and Sandy Gallegos

trishthefish said...

We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tough time. Please let us know if we can help.

Love, The Rodriguez Family

the-mommy-person said...

God bless you. Your son's life was and will continue to be such a blessing to so many. Prayers lifted daily for you all.

Joye said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you! He will be missed by many of us that never new him in person but followed his blog. Our prayers our with you!!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of his passing, he was such a special little boy who touched the lives of so many people. May god be with you and your family during this time. I know I have been touched by the strength this one little boy had.

Lisa Higgins

Heidi said...

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all for peace & understanding in Heavenly Fathers plan. Love, Heidi Giles & girls

brees said...

Jeff and Tiffany, We are so sorry to hear about Trent. I know that Heavenly Father must have great plans for your sweet boy. Look at all the lives he has touched while here on Earth. You and your entire family have strenghtend my testimony and taught us all so much. Thank you for sharing your little warrior with us, he will not be forgotten. We love you. John and Brooke Rees and Family
Mike and Laurie Blanchard and Family

Rip Curl Mom said...

You don't know me either but Trent's story has inspired me as well as the many others out there. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today. I know he is in a better place.

Sean B said...

Trent has truly fought a good fight. My prayers are with you and your family. All of us are praying for you. The Burgess-Flint Family

The Greenwood's said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We have been following Trents blog and have been so touched by his strength! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

The Grant Family said...

We left a note on your porch. Peace be with you. Love, Stephanie & Catie Grant

Gayla said...

I cry for you tonight. I love Trent and each one of you. I pray that the Lord will continue to be with you, and I pray that the love and support you feel will lift you during this time of great sorrow.

Wendy & Cliff said...

Jeff, Tiff, Brad, and Nate,
Thank you for sharing your family with so many people. We are so grateful and proud of your example to all of us. We love you!

The Burningham's

kam said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We have learned so very much from Trent's valiant fight and unconquerable spirit! We pray that the Lord will continue to carry you through this difficult ordeal.
With love-
Brian and Kambree Miller

Tate Olsen's Family said...

We will always remember Trents sweet smile and his happy spirit. Even though we have only known Trent for a few years he and his family have definatley left their impact on us. Tate played soccer with Trent and Tate loved being around Trent because of what a truly nice person he was. Thank you so much for sharing your son with this world. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him even for one second. Please know what an inspiration and hope your family has given us. May you all have great peace in your lives.

WARNERS said...

We were all sad when we heard the news. Trent has been the best missionary and will continue to be forever, thank you for sharing his life with as.
Tiffany, you have been a great example of strength, love and what a Mother should be, thank you. My heart goes out to you and to your husband. We love you guys and we pray for you every day.
K & A Warner

Angie said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Although we didn't know Trent very well we have been touched by his story, testimony, and strength. Thanks for sharing him with all of us.
Love,
The Haynie Family

benniegirl said...

Thank you for sharing all the ups and downs Trent went through and some of the strength the family has drawn in the process. We wish you comfort!
Preston & Brenda Whitney family

Romrell Family said...

We are so sorry to hear about Trent today. We hope that you have felt our prayers and thoughts for Trent and your family. Trent's example of courage and faith throughtout this battle has changed the way we live our lives. We want you to know that we love you and continue to pray for you.
Love,
Justin & Amy Romrell

Sara and Company said...

My heart reaches out to all of you. What a truly amazing little boy you have. Like so many others, I have been so touched by his and your faith, love, and testimony. I know with all of my heart that he will never be far from you and that you will be together again. I am so happy that with this last treatment he was at least able to feel well enough to come home, spend what looks like some wonderful times with family and friends, and participate in so many dreams and activities. Each day I live will be blessed by what an incredible boy he was. Sending all of my love and praying for peace and comfort.

Sara Sandburg
Stake Primary Presidency

danielle teerlink said...

hey tiff its danielle teerlink your old neighbor. me and my mom and my sis are very sorry to hear about trent. remember we are here for you jeff and the kids. we love you lots and hope everything gets well. you and the family including trent is in our thoughts and prayers

Tony Dara said...

We are really going to miss building legos and sword fighting with each other at Russells house,He was an awsome kid and really knew how to have fun wherever he was. From Tony Dara

raelynn said...

Warner Family--I want you to know how inspired I have been watching Trent fight this difficult battle. I have honestly felt the desire to be a better mother, a better person and more Christ-like. Trent's story has given so many people hope and has helped us feel the love that our Heavenly Father has for each of his children. Thank you for sharing your testimonies with us and thank you for letting us vicariously follow him on his journey through keeping this online journal. Lots of love to all of you. You are in our prayers and Trent--we love you.
Love, RaeLynn (Miller) White, Danny and Cole.

Emily said...

I love you DuVal family. It was a privilege to get to know you and to care for sweet Trent. Tiff and Jeff, you are such great examples to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Leslie Jean said...

what an honor to know your family-- and the chance to be blessed by all the great things about trent that make him so special-- so fun, so full of faith, so hilarious,so warming, so smart, so playful, so brave, so strong, so realistic,so humble, so patient, so full of love, so understanding beyond his years, so what i need to one day be. we love you and we will be praying for you. -the mcnaughtans

Mom said...

Dear Tiffany & Jeff: Please do not feel obligated to print this comment. This was the one sure way I new how to reach you. I just wanted to share a thought or two that might be too personal for this forum.
As I have watched the story of Trent's life played out on this blog, I've been reminded of a song that always touches me deeply. I think it applies here. Hymns 293:

Each life that touches ours for good, Reflects thine own great mercy Lord; Thou sendest blessings from above, thru words and deeds of those who love.

What greater gift dost thou bestow, What greater goodness can we know, Than Christ-like friends, whose gentle ways, Strengthen our faith, enrich our days.

When such a friend from us departs, we hold forever in our hearts, A sweet and hallowed memory, Bringing us nearer Lord, to thee.

For worthy friends whose lives proclaim, Devotion to the Savior's name, Who bless our days with peace and love, We praise thy goodness, Lord a bove.

May your family be blessed with peace and comfort as you make your way through these next few difficult and trying days. Remember, there is a specific reason the Holy Ghost is called "The Comforter."
With Love in my Heart & prayers to Heaven.....Dorothy Miller

the Brakey's said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. Your faith is an inspiration to us all.
Love the Brakey's

gigi said...

God Bless you all.

whitey said...

His strength
His courage
His humour
His wisdom
and most of all his spirit, I am in awe of him.

All Things Timothy said...

We are thinking about your family in this hard time. You are in our prayers.
Love,
Troy & Joanne Timothy Family

SKye said...

I'm sorry to hear about this sad news. Trent is in God's care now, please be comforted in knowing that he is happy and in a better place. At the same time, he will be missed sorely by those that love him here, and he has touched the hearts of those that have never met him. My deepest condolences to you, to your family, to your loved ones, and to your friends. May God's peace and spirit be with you through this time and always.

With Love, SKye Hodges (Jimi and Al's son)

Tom Jager said...

Tiff & Jeff,

We are so sorry for your loss. The battle you guys have gone through has really helped me put life into perspective. Your family has been an inspiration and testimony builder to so many people. We are so blessed to have the knowledge of the gospel and to be able to know that our families are eternal. Dont be afraid to lean on your family, friends and the Lord for support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,

Tom & Aimee Jager

Amy and Andrew said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, along with our love.

Amy and Andrew Fugal

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys.. We have also been following Trents story. Its amazing such a sick little guy had such a big smile on in every picture. We all complain about the little things yet here he is with such a positive attitude right up til the end. Our hearts are with you guys!! We too have prayed for all of you. Out thoughts are with ALL of you.
Love, Wendy,Mandy & Danielle Teerlink

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with your sweet family!! Love, Clint & Shawnie Webb and kids!

Sherry M said...

DuVal Family,

Words cannot begin to express the sadness that we feel and the joy of knowing that your beautiful son is out of pain, happy and playing. Your family has shared so much with all of us and we thank you sincerely for that. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless, Sherry McConkey

Stat Aggie said...

We were very sorry to hear about Trent passing. Even though he is no longer felling pain, it is still hard for those left behind. Thank goodness for the plan of salvation. We will be praying for your family. Scott & Tammy Wardle

Just Too Swift said...

I'm friends with Crystal E. and have been following Trent's blog because of her. I'm so sorry for the loss of this amazing boy. He touched my life as I read his comments and struggles. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

jaci said...

You don't know me, but I've been reading Trent's blog for the past couple months. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was so touched at the remarkable little boy you have. He was so wise beyond his years. I could feel of his spirit and love that he has for our Heavenly Father, and my testimony grew because of him. Thank you for letting him share his thoughts and feelings with the blog world. He truly is an inspiration!
God Bless,
Jaci Langheinrich

BlankFamily said...

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with your family. You have impacted and touched our own little family in so many ways. Thank you for your example and your faith. Sincerely, The Blank Family

The Olson Gang! said...

Dear Duvals,
I've started messages, then deleted them so many times - I'm hoping this one makes it.

I just wish I knew what to do or say - but I'm at a loss.

We will always remember Trent's stinkin cute smile,(always looked like mischief-soooo cute!), those cute little legs in cowboy boots with his shorts on and the "wrestling" matches he and his brothers had quite frequently - as well as the "Trent Daniel!" followed by his mischievous smile… How cute is that!

We love you all – and will continue to pray for peace and comfort for all of you. You have all been such an amazing example to us! (and many others as you can tell)

Remember, we are here for you…Thank you for sharing your family with us!

Thank you for blessing so many lives! Trent is such an amazing young man…but then again he has an amazing family!

FAMILIES ARE FOREVER!

The Jentzsch's said...

We are so sorry to hear of Trent's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as always.

With our love,
Troy and Sara Jentzsch

Amy said...

I've been a blog lurker for some time. I am truly sorry for your loss. He was such a strong and wonderful little guy.

-Amy S, Salt Lake City

Anonymous said...

We have been so impressed with Trent and your family. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you.
The Glassey family

Anonymous said...

What a great example you all are of faith in our Father's plan. Your example has strengthened many of us and I pray that you will feel the comfort you need at this time and always.
Janice Woods

Milan and Sarah said...

Tiff & Jeff,
Trent has touched the lives of so many people. People who didn't even know him, but are better off because he has shared his testimony and his life experiences with us on line. I know that His life will continue to touch people for years to come. I have been blessed because of Trent and my children have been blessed because of Trent. What a choice young man. Thank You for sharing your son with us and letting us be a part of his life. Know that you are in my prayers and that our Heavenly Father is mindful of you at this time and loves your family very much. Love Sarah Evans

Stat Aggie said...

So sad to hear the news, but what an inspiration he has been for us all! His memory will be sweet, and his legacy will continue! Thanks for sharing his story with all of us!
Love,
The Wardles, Scott, Tammy, Jeffrey, Hailey and Caleb

Emily said...

You don't know us but we've been following Trent's story and have been touched by his brave fight with cancer and amazing spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Piano Mom said...

Thank you for sharing Trent with so many of us during this difficult journey. His testimony and attitude (and yours) will long be remembered. Our love and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Trent and family for sharing your spirit and inspiration with us, we have learned so much about the strength of the human spirit and the eternal power of love. God bless you and keep you until you are reunited again.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful to have been able to get to know Trent. He taught me more than words can say. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With love,
Sara (tech)

Missy said...

Dear Jeff, Tiff, Brad and Nate,

We express to you our love at this difficult time. We are grateful for your examples of love for each other - you have shown Christ-like love. We know that this fight has been difficult beyond what words could express - you have fought a good fight and given your all. We love you and are grateful to know you. Trent is an amazing boy who accomplished so much in such a few years. He is surely one of the Lord's elect.

May you feel the love of the Lord at this time.

All our love,

The Felsted's (Erik, Missy, Abi, Andrew and Grant)

Lindsay Thomas said...

I had the honor of taking care of Trent a few times up on ICS. What an angel. I was so touched by the reasurring note he wrote to his friends here at the hospital. He had the faith of a giant. Thanks for sharing your little boy with me. I am forever better for it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing brother and son with all of us here at PCMC. We loved him dearly!!!

teresa said...

I am very sorry about your loss, but know he is in a better place. You are in my thoughts and prayers
T VanRoosendaal

Chinchilla Twin said...

Hi this is Jay Black's little girl and I am very sorry. I haven't been following this blog very well but I do know what a trooper Trent was.He was such an inspiration.I remember how my little sister Megan was in his primary class once and she called him Trent of all. If there is anything you need help with give us a call

laura said...

Tiff and Jeff

Trent and your family have been such an inspiration through this long journey. What a wonderful son, always with his big smile through the many challenges he faced. He was always such a pleasure to care for. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nurse Laura

Anonymous said...

Jeff and Tiffany,

Our prayers are with you. Your little son Trent is a valiant and noble spirit who had a huge impact on the lives of many people. We are amazed by your faith and know that the Lord will be with you during this difficult time. May you have peace in your time of grief.

Skip and Jami Kassing

Mandy Teerlink said...

Trent was so brave through all of this! I admire the strength he had. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
With Love,
Mandy Teerlink

The Alvords said...

My heart breaks for your family but I am so happy to hear that Trent is no longer in pain. He has touched my heart forever even though I have never met him. I will be praying for your entire family to be comforted and to feel of Heavenly Father's love.

Love,
Courtney Alvord

Flandro Family said...

Jeff, Tiffany and boys,
We are so very sorry to hear of Trent's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are and will continue to be with you through this difficult time.
Much love,
The Flandro Family

The Thoman's said...

Jeff and Tiff
Diana and I are very sad to have heard the news about Trent...what a strong boy! Our families have traveled a road no parent should have to journey on. If you need anything we are here for you. God's blessings always.

The Thoman's

Anonymous said...

I got the link to this blog on a work email and I have been following Trent's story every since. Watching how strong him and your family have been is amazing. Although I did not know any of you, his story has touched me and my family deeply. I am so sorry for your loss.

Charlotte said...

I have been following your blog over the past year and I am just heartbroken for you. Thank you for sharing your experiences with everyone as your faith and endurance has strengthened me. I am praying for you.

lifeisgood2008 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Trent seems like such a happy boy. He is obviously loved beyond measure and will be missed beyond measure. He lived his life as we all should. I read about Trent in the paper the other day and saw his obituary today. He has the exact same birthday and year as my son. I can't even begin to imagine the sorrow. I pray that the memories of your time together will bring you peace and comfort.

Sherrie Hatch said...

We were so sorry to hear that Trent had passed away, but we all know he's not suffering any more. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your friends at DCFS, Sherrie, Amy, Michelle, Alisha, Karlene, Marla and Steve.

Anonymous said...

Tiff,

I am so sorry, we have had Trent in our prayers for a long time. I am glad as you are that he is our of pain, it is good to think of the blessings that come from loosing someone so close to us. There are many. Wish you all the very best through this sad time.
Love, Heidi Pearce

Barnson Family said...

DuVal Family,
Trent was such an amazing boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Your faith and testimony has changed my life. Thank you for sharing his story with us.
Love Always,
Amber (Olson) Barnson

kam said...

We want to thank you for sharing your son with so many people. Trent truly has unshakeable faith and an unconquerable spirit. Our faith and testimony in the Lord's plan for all his children has been strengthened by your amazing little boy! May the Lord be with you during this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you.
Brian and Kambree Miller

stacey said...

I also have been blessed and inspired by your sweet little boy! Funny how a stranger can have such an impact on so many people. I am so sorry for your loss, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Your family is a wonderful blessing to this neighborhood even though you did not ast to be. Jeff and Tiffany you have a great family and We think the world of you. We will miss Trent!

The Braithwaite's

skcoe said...

I've been so lucky to follow your son's journey after following his link from a friend's blog. I've been in tears more than once as I read of his strength and determination to do the will of his father while on this earth. He is a sweet boy and I know he will be missed by many, even by some that never even got to meet him in person.

Sheryl Coe, Lehi Utah

Riley and Aubree said...

I do not know you but I have been so deeply touched by your stories. I admire so much your faith and optimism you kept through your trials. I look up to you so much and hope that i can too be like that. I have been blessed so much just by reading your stories and knowing that we can all pass through trials with the help of Jesus Christ. I admire trent and his faith and all that he went through. I know how hard being in the hospital as a little child can be and he seems like the strongest young boy. I want you to know that your family is in our prayers!! Thank you
Aubree Olsen

Jessica said...

You don't know me, but I am so grateful for the example your family has been while you have had to accept this trial. I am glad that Trent is not in pain anymore and I pray that your pain will be lessened by the Lord. Our family is praying for you.

Craig said...

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your son, Trent. I know that he will be missed alot.
My daughter and I rode in Trent's Charity ride.
Craig & Karina