Phaedra Marie Gruver

Phaedra Marie Gruver, born in Portland, Ore., on Sept. 7, 1999, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her home in South Windsor.

She is survived by her father, Keith Gruver of South Windsor; her mother and brother, Kristina Dorn and Truman Gruver of Ashburnham, Mass.; her maternal grandmother, Alice Dorn of Suffield; her paternal grandparents Narda and Gary Gruver of South Windsor; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

To those who knew her, she was much like the unicorn she often claimed to be: beautiful, magical, unique, gifted. Phaedra gave the best hugs; expressed herself through words and wonderful visual art; loved the TV show Adventure Time; enjoyed roller skating and hula hooping; and avidly listened to music.

Services will be held privately.

Condolences can be sent to her father, Keith Gruver, 12 Birch Road, South Windsor, CT.

Memorial donations can be made to the Wellspring Foundation:


Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16, 2013