Trey Brandon Patrick peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 2, at Primary Children’s Hospital, surrounded by his immediate family and maternal grandparents. He was 6 years old.

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Trey came into this world with everything going against him. He was born on July 7, 2015, almost two months early, with a rare genetic disorder called TARP Syndrome. This caused severe limitations in his physical and mental development. Trey underwent six different surgical procedures during his first three years and spent most of this time living in and out of hospitals. His heart stopped beating for the first time prior to his rapid delivery by way of an emergency C-section. Trey continued to overcome many life-threatening moments, defying the expectations of medical experts.

Trey began to thrive around the age of three. He developed both intellectually and physically. He completed over 400 hours of physical therapy at “Now I Can” and attended Kauri Sue Hamilton School for two years. Trey never learned to walk but did discover how to army crawl and even learned how to sit up. He understood more than most people realized.

His eyesight was limited, so he used his tongue to sense things and communicate. He gave the best wet, slobbery kisses in the world. Anyone that experienced those felt truly loved. He had the most loving and happy demeanor. His laugh was contagious. It would instantly make anyone smile and laugh with him.

His favorite things in the world, besides his family, were books and baths, or as he affectionately called them “ga-gook” and “ba-baa”. These were the only two words he said and the only two words he needed because they got him what he wanted most of the time.

Trey was blessed with a family that loved him dearly; his father and mother, Brandon and Becky Patrick, his brother Corbin and his sister Claire. He was surrounded with love and affection. He was kissed, cuddled, held, read to, sung to, and played with every day. In addition to his immediate family, Trey is mourned by an extended family of cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. The family is grateful for the countless hours given by medical professionals, therapists, educators, and other professional workers as they have loved and supported Trey.

Trey was pure and innocent, one of God’s choice spirits sent here to teach valuable lessons in life. He taught the importance of making time for loved ones, to slow down and enjoy the sweet and simple things in life, what it means to love, to serve, and to have charity or the pure love of Christ. Trey’s six years here on earth were considered a gift by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12th, at the Bluffdale Stake Center located at 2742 West 14400 South, Bluffdale, Utah 84065. A viewing will take place the evening prior from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11th and also from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral services held on Saturday also at the Stake Center. Interment to follow services at Riverton City Cemetery, 1540 West 13200 South, Riverton. To virtually attend services please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be directed to the Now I Can Foundation (this is the group who handled Trey’s physical therapy) at or through Venmo @nowican.



Friday, Mar. 11, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bluffdale Stake Center
2742 West 14400 South
Bluffdale, UT 84065


Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bluffdale Stake Center
2742 West 14400 South
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Funeral Service

Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bluffdale Stake Center
2742 West 14400 South
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Mar 07, 2022


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NEXT Cindy Lou Poliska Cindy Lou Poliska


Trey you brighten all those that gets to meet you and I only think it will get better.

You teach our family so much and I am so grateful that God put you in our path.

You are such a special part of Brielle's life and I know she will remember you forever.

Tell we meet again brother.


Jer, Brielle, Dezmon, Cormick

Jeremy Reid , Washington , PA, US Mar 12, 2022

Sweet Trey. You have the best laugh and now you get to brighten the angels with your laugh. I'm so grateful I got to work with you for a short time. You always made me smile and are one of my favorite patients. I look forward to seeing you run and play. Take care sweet boy.

Becky and family. I'm so sorry. I can't imagine the heartache you feel. Trey is a special boy. Thank you for sharing his spirit with me for a short time.

Sage Reiley

PTA at Now I Can

Sage Reiley , Salt Lake City , UT, US Mar 11, 2022

I did not know Trey well, but I'd see him at church. I loved seeing his joy of books and his family. He brightened the room.

Michelle Mar 11, 2022

Trey we didn’t know you but your smile speaks volumes and can brighten anyones day. Our condolences to the Patrick Family. We love you! The Afatasi Family #RivertonFootball Pride

ESEKIA afatasi , Bluffdale, UT, US Mar 08, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. His obituary explained what a gift he was to your family and to the world. Thank you for that. We hope your memories of him carry you through this difficult time.

Mel & Leanna Lovato , Mesquite, NV, US Mar 08, 2022

I have never met the family or Trey, but felt compelled to leave a message.

May Trey soar with the Angels, and watch over the family, as the family watched over him. Blessings to Trey and the family.

Anna Mar 08, 2022

Your bond of family love and service with Trey has blessed us all. May your memories give you comfort till your reunited

Ruth and Jim Gledhill Mar 08, 2022

Brandon and family.. I am so sorry for your loss. Trey was a beautiful child.. Kari

Kari Class , Midvale, UT, US Mar 07, 2022