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.
I only met Trent briefly but I feel blessed to have known him and to enjoy his infectious smile and kind heart. Please know that death is not a period–it’s a comma, a transition and you will be together again. Focus on the good memories and the happy times. Blessings, hugs and prayers to you all.
Offering sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Death was never part of our Heavenly Father’s original purpose for mankind. In fact, in His word the Bible He calls it an enemy (1Cor. 15:26) which He promises in the very near future to do away with (Rev. 21:4,5) At that time tragedies and accidents will be a thing of the past, no one will ever get sick (Isaiah 33:24) and there will be a reuniting, a bringing back to life instead of losing (John 5:28,29) Please allow these words to be of comfort to you and give you hope. (2Cor. 1:3,4)