Thursday, August 18, 2011

Caden Grenley College Fund (529) Plan

Praveen has been working with the family on establishing a 529 account for tax-free contributions toward eligible educational expenses.  Fidelity does not recommend us posting the account number here, so if you are interested in contributing, please check with your financial advisor and shoot a note to for the Fidelity account number.  Thanks for the support!  - Mason

Sunday, August 14, 2011


The first payment out of the FOMG Fund was made today to the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition ( for $1000. More information on AZOHVC is below. We thank them for their support throughout the search and rescue effort and for their ongoing commitment to responsible off-roading land use.




Officially in 2006 the Arizona Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (AZOHVC) was created. The group continued efforts to preserve trails, develop working relationships with land management groups, learned that they needed to know land management regulations better then the land management groups, developed strategies to preserve rights and defend the publics right to recreate on public lands using OHV's.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sunday @ the Biltmore's Gold Room @ 230pm-500pm

A "celebration of life" honoring Michael Grenley for friends, family, work colleagues, and fellow jeepers.  Who will join us?

Sunday, August 14th
The Biltmore
Gold Room
2400 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Photo Collection

JJ and Liberty are collecting photos of Michael. Can friends please send photos (highest quality possible) with captions and, where possible, names, dates, and location information? Email is jester1 at gmail dot com (that is a number one after jester). Can't wait to see the collection.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What is your favorite memory of Michael?

Would love to hear your favorite Michael stories... 


Many people have been inquiring about logistics for how we can be a part of the celebration of Michael's life and the ongoing support of the family.  Although things are not yet finalized, there will likely be a private (family only) funeral on either Sunday or Monday and a wake for friends on Sunday - most likely at the Biltmore.  Please stay tuned here for updates.

At the request of family, please do not send flowers.  For those that wish to make a donation in Michael's honor, suggestions include: Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (, and Yavapai County Search and Rescue/Jeep Posse.

A memorial jeep run has been proposed for later in the year when the temperatures cool off in the Valley.

A "freezer food drive" of prepared meals is being lead by Emily and Tui.  Please feel free to post with what your specialty is and they can coordinate so that everyone doesn't make a lasagna!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friends of Michael Grenley (FOMG)

Dear Friends of Michael Grenley - it is with the deepest regret that I must inform you of the passing of Michael Grenley.  We have taken great care to attempt to notify all close friends and family members via direct contact.  Undoubtedly, some of you will have been missed.  Neither Facebook nor a blog is the ideal vehicle for communicating such difficult news.  At the request and on behalf of Missy, we would like to express how grateful we are for the tireless search efforts conducted by friends, colleagues, community, and law enforcement.  We are particularly grateful to the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team for bringing Michael home.  This will undoubtedly be a long journey of recovery for the Grenley family.  We request your understanding, patience, and privacy as the family grieves.  To that end, we have suspended comments in the Facebook forum.  This site,, is a moderated blog for sharing your support of the family and rememberances of Michael.  Please note that comments will not appear immediately (up to 24 hours) due to moderator pre-screening.  Sincerely, - Mason