LOGAN - Jaren Steven Grover, 11 months old, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on Nov. 20, 2009, at Primary Children's Hospital due to bacterial meningitis.
He was born Nov. 26, 2008, in Logan, Utah, to Steven and Lindsay King Grover.
Jaren has brought so much joy and meaning into the lives of his family. He has the sweetest little smile that always made our hearts melt. He loved to learn all that he could. A few of his favorite things to do were to spin wheels on his toy cars or girl friends' baby strollers, he loves to brush his teeth and wash his hands. He'd always get this excited smile when it was time to do it. He loved to peek at himself in the mirror and see his little friend, he smiled so big. Every day when he'd take a bath he'd feel the water come out of the tap and sometimes turn the shower on and spray himself really good. He loved to kick and splash in the tub, it was too much fun. He'd also try to catch the swirl of the water going down the drain and he'd lay down and listen to the water drain from the tub. The smallest things were so intriguing to him. Jaren loved to sing songs....he could do the actions to 'patty cake' and he loved to be sang songs such as 'I love you...a bushel and a peck', 'I Am a Child of God', 'I hope they call me on a Mission', and 'I lived in Heaven.' Jaren was sent to our family for a special reason, and he fulfilled his mission here. He has strengthened our testimonies of the Gospel and made us better people. We are so happy to know that one day we will be right with him again. We know he is making people happy in heaven, and that he is bringing joy to them. We love our little angel and will miss him.
Survived by father, Steven Grover; mother, Lindsay King Grover; grandparents, Bruce and Maureen Grover, Jeffrey and Diana King; great-grandmother, Alice Jensen; great-grandparents, Val and Kathy King, Ron and Rosella Boman.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at the North Logan Stake Center, 2750 N. 800 East, North Logan, Utah. A viewing will take place prior to the funeral from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Stake Center. Jaren will be buried in the North Logan Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Mortuary of North Logan. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net.