sweet little angel, Gabriel Workman Stevenson, passed away
on August 27, 2016 after a five-year struggle with multiple
health issues related to his premature birth on March 4,
2011. Gabe is the son of Jared and Nanette (Workman) Stevenson
from Cedar Hills, UT. Gabe was predeceased by his brother
Although Gabe could not speak to us, his face was very expressive,
giving us clear indications when he was happy with the brightest
smile you could imagine. In the best of times he would laugh
out loud, almost uncontrollably, especially at certain sounds,
such as high-pitched and squeaky noises. Gabe also loved
to listen to music, mostly classical and spiritual music,
but also some 80s rock with his dad when mom wasn't home.
He loved and recognized the voices and touch of his loved
ones while they held and rocked him.
In addition to the devoted care his mother and father gave,
Gabe was also loved deeply by his siblings, Nathaniel, Daniel,
Eliza, Isabella, Samuel, and his twin brother Ezekiel. These
family members loved and cared for Gabe in a tender and
touching way. They held and comforted Gabe when he was sad.
Gabe's grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, and countless
friends and neighbors came to love Gabe through tirelessly
serving him. These loved ones have been in Gabe's home caring
for him, singing to him, taking him on walks, and holding
him gently to help soothe his pain.
Gabriel attended Dan Peterson School and would have begun
Kindergarten on Monday. He was cared for by wonderful teachers,
therapists, doctors, and nurses throughout his life that
improved his qualify of life.
A celebration of Gabe's life will be held Friday, September
2, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Cedar Hills West Stake Center,
4580 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and
friends may call Thursday evening, September 1, 2016 from
6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North
900 East, American Fork, Utah, and also Friday morning from
9:30 to 10:30 am prior to services at the Stake Center.
Nathan reminded the family at Gabe's passing that Helen
Keller once said, "Death is no more than passing from
one room into another. But there's a difference for me,
you know because in that other room I shall be able to see."
Gabe has entered his Heavenly Room, and he will now be able
to see, speak, walk, and run around with his brother as
our two guardian angels, Michael and Gabriel.