Trenton Shah Outhier, 36, ceased to begin on Friday, July 11, the victim of a bad heart, but a perp in savoring life. He amassed friendships, radiated warmth, and sometimes laughed too loudly. His wife, family and friends will spend the rest of their days missing that laugh. Born in Iran to American expats on October 26, 1977 – coincidentally the birthday of the Shah of Iran, hence his middle name – Trent was a slippery, towheaded lad who did flips, loved cats and played multiple stringed instruments. Nobody quoted The Simpsons as accurately or effortlessly as Trent, and his “Higher Ground” bass line was absolutely top-shelf. He earned a bachelor’s in business at San Diego State and moved to Phoenix in 2008. Last year, he got married. This year, he was looking forward to being a father. He was our son, brother, husband and man-wife; our winker, stinker, and father-to-be. Our quicksilver boy. A jovial soul, now set free.
A memorial service will be held today, Friday, July 18, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1202 E. Gardenia Drive in Phoenix. Friends and acquaintances are welcome.