Truman Adams Gregory, our perfect baby boy, returned home to his Heavenly Father June 26th at just 10 months old. He passed suddenly and peacefully in his sleep, but took his final breath in his mother’s arms. He is survived by his father Brennan Adams Gregory, his mother Ashley Kae Gregory, and his big brother Rowan Adams Gregory.
It doesn’t make any sense and yet it all makes perfect sense. This was always God’s plan for our Tru, we can see it in all the details.
Our 6 pound, 10 ounce boy came perfectly into this world, with just 2 pushes to bring him earth side. The first thing his parents said was how much he looked like his big brother. He had lots of hair and the biggest blue eyes. Soon after meeting their Tru, they couldn’t stop commenting on how special this baby was. Something just felt a little different. It took them a few days to finalize his name, but now it is so clear that he is their “true man”. He brought a whole lot of love and the true meaning of life.
He was an exceptionally good baby from the start. It almost wasn’t normal how happy, easy, loving, & smiley he was. Truly the most smiley baby. At just 3 months old he started giving kisses, and we had no clue how he knew to do that. He loved to be held and be close to his family, and I think it’s because he knew his time with them was limited. We enjoyed every single second of that baby boy because he was so extremely special. We lived for going to get him in the mornings with his giant smile and big kisses.
Tru gave us a lifetime of love during his short time on Earth that will live within us until we are reunited with him. We cannot wait for that sweet, sweet reunion.
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God came over and said to me it’s almost time to go,
But before you leave I do believe there’s something you should know
Your calling it’s a short one you won’t be gone too long,
So before you find a family you’ll need one super strong
The pressure on “they must be strong” I looked at all my choices,
It came to me so vividly I heard three angel voices
There they are the ones for me I now can’t wait to go,
That Dad and Mom are perfect and my brother’s name is Ro
When I arrived I fit right in my choice was the right one,
I know it won’t be long enough but I’ll try to make it fun
Big blue eyes tiny nose a smile that melts your heart,
I’m getting kind of worried for when it’s time to part
I grow so fast I’m really tall my mom shes very cool,
She doesn’t even seem to mind my clothes are full of drool
My dad is just a top notch guy my brother is the best,
My grandmas and my grandpas are better than the rest
It’s almost time for me to go I don’t know how they’ll do it,
I hope they feel me close enough to always help them through it
Now I’m back with God again living up above,
But I never would trade anything for knowing that TRU love
- written by our dear friend Courtney Grunander
My name is Breanne. You don't know me, but I wanted to reach out. My 2 year old son passed away June 9th suddenly. He is also buried at Larkin in the Garden of Everlasting Life. My husband and I were walking through the cemetery, trying to look at headstones since we had just met with Larkin to design our son's. I saw your beautiful boy's sign, and I just started crying because I know the pain you're feeling and hate seeing how often little children pass on. I also have an older son, Liam. He is 4 years old. He misses his little brother so much, and I'm sure your son misses his little brother just the same. He really is such a beautiful angel, and I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss.
Dear Brennan and Ashley, sorry for your loss of such a sweet boy. I am sending you lots of love and praying for you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. It is very to lose a child. My prayers are with you.
My heart aches for the loss of your sweet baby boy with the brightest blue eyes and grown up hair! Words can never express the the sorrow or pain you are feeling . I am so sorry. There will be joy in the next life when you will meet him again. ❤️
What a beautiful, perfect little boy. The obituary was such a tribute to this special, little guy! It's hard to adequately express feelings in typed words. Know that our hearts go out to you and your entire family. The only thing we can do is pray and we will pray for your peace and comfort.
Jan, Vaughn and the entire Beames family
Sending deepest condolences, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a perfect Angel he is.
Twice in our lives “ the veil” is very thin and enveloping! The first year after our birth, and the last month of our mortal life!
Truman’ entire mortal life was lived enveloped within the veil! Surely there is a divine reason that he didn’ t need the life’s experiences that the rest of us go trough! His was a perfect life, filled with perfect love! All he neeed was the body to become like Christ!
You, his earthly parents, must be uniquely qualified to have partnered with God to bring such a spirit into your home! HE WILL BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS A SPIRITUAL GUIDE THROUGH THE ETERNITIES‼️ He has set a high standard for you to follow for the remainder of your mortal lives!
We thank you for sharing his story and his beautiful image with us!
With love and prayers,
Bob and Kristine Whitney
To the beautiful family of little Tru,
We are so broken hearted for your loss. What a beautiful little child and heavenly memorial tribute. May you have peace and comfort, and may you know so many in your midst are praying for you.
Rebecca and Kenny Farnsworth
I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of the loss of your beautiful baby boy. I pray that you will have the comfort and peace that comes with knowing this separation is temporary. I’m certain he will be watching over you from the other side, eager to be together again one day.
We haven’t been able to stop thinking about your family. Even though we barely know you, we’ll be your neighbors in a few months and expect to know you well. We feel so much love and compassion for you already. We can already see what amazing people you are and we’re heart broken for you. Our baby girl was due on the 25th and born on the 28th. We can’t help but think that she was able to meet her would-be-neighbor-friend Truman for a few days. We decided awhile ago to name her Mette, but now it seems that maybe it’s a reminder that she met Tru on the other side. Love and prayers as you go through the unthinkable.
We just wanted to send prayers and love and thoughts to your little family, from ours .We are LaRae Wallace’s parents. We were just so so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious little Tru. He is beautiful! Now he’s a beautiful baby Angel to watch over his earthly family . May God bless and keep
You in his hands .
Ash and Brennan,
Shaun and I have not stopped thinking about your sweet family since we heard the news of Tru’s passing. You are both such amazing parents and such great examples. Look around for signs that he is with you, because he’ll be there in both the big and small moments in your life watching over you. We love you and are continuing to pray for you!
Love, the Marsh’s
My heart is broken with the loss of your
God is kind and will help you through his tender mercies to heal your souls.
My heart goes out to you all.
Much love and tender mercies forever.
We send you our love and heartfelt prayers, that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.
Dear Ones, It is with the deepest sympathy & sadness that I send my condolences to Brennan, Ashley & Rowan but also to the Gregory & Anderson Families & Friends. We are honored to share with you. Our Love is eternal & send it now from All the Ford Family ❤️🥰🙏🥲
Ashley & Brennan,
I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am… I know there isn’t anything I can say to ease your pain, but thought putting your names on the temple prayer role might help a little… Please know I am thinking about you !!!!
Dear Gregory extended family,
I was heartbroken to hear from Chelsie Earl (my daughter) of the passing of Truman. I know I am not part of your immediate family, but please know I am sending light and love to all of you at this very difficult time. Truman will always be near you in spirit and was a light to all of those he touched if only briefly.
With love -
Brennan & Ashley - my heart aches for the loss of your beautiful baby boy. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through and hope you give yourselves grace as you continue to grieve. I wish I was able to meet Tru before he was taken from us too soon, my thoughts are constantly with you and the family.
Dear Ashley and Brennan, our hearts are broken with the news of Tru’s passing. Ruth called to tell us and there were not words to express our feelings of loss. We just read the obituary penned for Tru. You found the words, none truer ever written. The spirit flows from the sentiments expressed, pure testimony. Thank you for teaching and exemplifying eternal truth. Your investment in Heaven is now total. I read once that every family needs a family member in heaven to work on behalf of their family on that side of the veil. This is true in many families. We pray heaven’s blessings to be upon your mommy, daddy and brother hearts to feel his powerful spirit near. Our love, prayers, and admiration go out to you.
Garry and LaNell Moore
Landon’s Ashley’s grandparents
We are so sorry about your loss. What a sweet little baby boy! It is never easy to lose a loved one no matter when it is but it is especially difficult to lose a child. Thank goodness for the gift of families forever and that your time apart is not permanent. Please know that the Holmberg family is thinking of you and your family. We love you!
The Holmberg Family
I don’t know why…I never met your little Truman in this life. But I think about him daily and know that he was here to bless us all in one way or another with his brief appearance. He is still with us, I feel him, but for some reason he decided to ditch the “glove” he was embodied in.
I can’t pretend to understand the immense grief you must be embroiled in, but I though you might find a small reprieve in knowing your beautiful baby boy made an impact on a complete stranger. Lots of love and healing energy to you all….
You don’t know me but through my son Jose Estrada I know about your loss. I have been thinking of you and can’t even imagine the pain you must be going through, I just wish and pray that Heavenly Father give you all the strength and peace that only Him can give. I will keep you in my daily prayers.
Our heart aches for you All , at the loss of your precious , beautiful , little “Tru.” I hope you can feel the prayers of love and concern for your family at this tender, difficult time.
Brennan, Ashley, Rowan and Family,
Our whole family is saddened and praying for all of you during this time of loss. Tru was an angel on earth and the most handsome little dude ever!! As we hold his happy heart and smiles in our memory we want to let you know how much we love you all and our prayers are forever with you. ❤️❤️
What a beautiful baby. I’m so sorry for your loss. Life isn’t fair and it’s hard to understand sometimes. Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time.
My heart acks for you.. He is a Beautiful soul! I’m so sorry for your loss!! Love you guys!!
We know Tru's wonderful grandparents and great grandparents. Mike and my hearts go out to you. We pray for your peace and that you are surrounded with love.
Tamara & Mike Masters
My heart is breaking for your sweet family! I can't think of more loving and devoted parents and grandparents. I wish I could take some of the pain from your hearts. But just know that I praying many prayers for you, that you will find some peace and strength during this trying time. I hope you know how much you are loved! Angela Lavery
Dear Brennan, Ashley and family, i know how it feels to walk on the borderlands of Gethsemane and being on the shadow of Calvary, and i know is something temporary. I testify to you that your pain will pass and your suffering will disappear, i know my Savior lives and he will hill your wounded heart. I love you.