Our dear, sweet boy, Weston Sheldon Gillen, is finally enjoying the peace he longed for as he crossed over the veil and stepped into his Savior, Jesus Christ's loving arms. He fought a valiant fight and fought longer and harder than most people would have been able to endure.

He loved hunting, fishing and hiking and found peace in the beautiful outdoors of Utah. He also loved playing music, writing songs and art. During his last few weeks he was only able to find relief while watching conference talks and listening to uplifting music.

Weston was born at St. Mark's hospital in Murray, Utah on February 26, 1992, to Eric Dean Gillen and Kimberly Rae (Slade) Gillen, who called him their little peacemaker, because a tangible feeling of peace entered the room when he was born. He leaves behind his parents (of Riverton, Utah) and 6 brothers who loved and cherished him and tried so hard to help him find the peace he so longed for.

His oldest brother is Jeremy E. Gillen married to Chelsey (Cutler) Gillen, followed by Jordan D Gillen, Trevor L Gillen, Ashton W. Gillen engaged to Karris Knudsen, Deven S Gullen, married to Anne Marie (Larsen) Gillen, and Seth N Gillen. He also leaves behind his grandpa Dean A. Gillen and grandma Sandra M (Kidman) Gillen, grandpa Sheldon F Slade and grandma Donna R (Lee) Slade. He also has 20 aunts and uncles and about 28 cousins who loved him dearly and are loved dearly by him. He was part of a family full of love and support for each other and especially for Weston in this last year.

Weston was in constant mental and physical pain during the last few weeks of his life. He was only able to find peace by walking the temple grounds, watching conference talks and listening to uplifting music.

A special thanks to his doctor, Dr. Stephen Devenport, who was one of the only doctors who believed Weston and didn't put him down or try to humiliate him like many of his doctors in the past have done. Maybe if we had more doctors like him, we would be able to gain greater knowledge and compassion for those who suffer from mental illness. A special thanks to Jason, Weston's therapist at the Phoenix Center who taught him how to cope with the mental anguish that haunted him. The tools Jason gave him allowed him to have two months where he felt like a success. A special thanks also, to the many friends Weston made while at the Phoenix Center and to all his friends who gave him support and understanding even when it was hard to understand him.

Rest in peace our dear brave boy. May Jesus hold you in his loving arms until we meet again beyond the veil. We love you Weston.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 16 at 10:00 A.M. at the Riverton 12th Ward, 12459 S. Dansie Way Riverton, UT. A viewing will be held Thursday, November 15 from 6-8 P.M. at Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 S. 2200 W. Riverton, UT and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Interment at the Smithfield Cemetery.