Angel and Tim Ogden and family mourn the loss of their infant son, Gabriel Dale Ogden, born Nov. 1, 2017, at 6:58 a.m. and passed away at 8 a.m. Gabriel had anencephaly, a condition where major portions of the brain, skull and scalp do not develop, usually occurring during the early stages of embryonic development.
Graveside services were held on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor.
The medical world has not determined the cause and often parents are given the choice to continue with pregnancy knowing the outcome or having an abortion. Angel and Tim were devastated at the news, but chose to give the baby a chance to live. After Gabriel passed away they were asked if they felt they made the right choice considering the circumstances. Their answer was a resounding “Yes.” They were able to meet him, hold him and show their love to a little guy who will be waiting for them to come and be with him eternally.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel in Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.