Trey Daken Skouson graduated from this life peacefully Friday May 8th, 2020 at the age of 19 with his family surrounding him. At the time of his passing he was serving a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mesa Service Mission.
Trey was born January 6th, 2001 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the parents of R. Daken and Cymany Skouson. He will be greatly missed by his parents, siblings, Clarysa, Daylen, Makensey Taylor (Zac), Brynton, extended family, many cherished friends, and of course his faithful dog Tolkien.
Trey will be remembered by his true heartfelt loyalty and devotion to all those he loved. Many have felt uplifted and inspired and left feeling a better person just after spending a few moments with him. He was known for having an obsession for fast luxurious cars, a passion for sports, giving one liners at a moment’s notice to fill the room with laughter, and most importantly always quick to forgive and seeing the good in people.
Although we didn’t know your son, after reading this tender obituary we felt the need to express our love at this time of your great loss. You will miss him! But he’s waiting for you… whole and perfect… on the other side. May the Lord’s choisest blessings of peace and comfort be yours. — Stephen and Carolei Phelps
My prayers and heart is with you at this time. I am so glad I had a chance to know Trey. I love your family and know Trey is happy now and strong. I love you all.
Trey was a wonderful young man and always brought a sweet spirit wherever he went. We are so blessed to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How thankful for eternal families. We love you!!❤️
I don’t know if you knew, but a few semesters ago I did an internship at Westwood High and got to observe some of Trey’s classes. I was so impressed with him, his participation, attitude, and enthusiasm. During that time we developed a special bond. I was always so happy to see him and the awesome thing is….I felt he was always so happy to see me as well. Our family will truly miss him! His genuine smile and beautiful spirit. Love you so much Skouson’s! ♥️♥️♥️
We did not know Trey, but we were blessed by the lives of Ross and Bernie Fish and their family and loved Dr Erroll Ross Fish PHD – a great and ,compassionate man (Uncle Buddy) and Sunday School teacher who made us think. We’re sure that there is a great reunion going on with all the Fishs and the Wests and the Ellsworths.We hope to be in the same neighborhood in the next life!
The Roman and Nancy Darien Family
We feel so fortunate to have had the honor of knowing Trey. He and our son Spencer were in several quorums together and served together. Trey was and is a special spirit. I was able to see him at Westwood and how he interacted with so many. Whenever he blessed the sacrament in our ward it was always extra special. We absolutely love Pres. Skousen and Cymanny. We want them to know of our love for them and their family at this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Trey’s smile. I am so grateful for the knowledge that we have of our Savior’s plan for us.
I used to enjoy watching Trey speeding down the street with his dog. I used to tease him why he was named Trey when he was the fourth child. He should have been named Cuatro. I don’t think he though that was funny. I will miss bump-fisting Trey in church. I particularly loved it when he blessed the Sacrament. No doubt he will be enjoying extra special rewards in heaven.
We all have burdens. His legacy is how he cheerfully carried his. This is equally true for Cymany,, Daken and family.
With love, Lela and Walt Z
Even though I didn’t know Elder Trey personally, I knew him as a missionary colleague. Even though he & Elders Cade & Colby weren’t brothers, I’d think of them as triplets because they were & are in wheelchairs. R.I.P. Elder Trey! You’re loved & missed by all whose lives & spirits you’ve touched.
I am so sorry for your loss, Trey had a special spirit and it will be truly missed by so many. Much love to you and prayers for comfort and peace for your sweet family during this difficult time.
True to the outstanding person Trey is, he was the first to befriend my grandson as he was new to the neighborhood and trying to adjust to a new high school. Trey took him under his wing and helped him feel accepted . What a help he was for a difficult time for a displaced young man! He will forever be my hero
We were so sad to hear about Trey’s passing. Your entire family is in our prayers, and will continue to be as you try to navigate life without him here. We join you in celebrating the gift Trey was from the Lord, and praise Him for the many blessings that came from Trey’s life.
I was at the cemetary today having a four-year memorial for my brother-in-law, Bill Mellyn who spent thirty years working with teens as an AP physics teacher in Mesa. I saw Trey’s grave and recognized the last name. I saw his age and thought how fitting it was that Bill should be next to a young man. When I got home I looked up his obit. Impressive. Thank you for raising such a great young man. We mourn for what could have been and celebrate what is. Blessings to you and your family.