Alexandra J. Thomas-
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Alexandra J. Thomas
1990 – 2013
Alex has graduated from this life. Gone to join the literary giants and scholars that passed away before her and that she admired so much. They will welcome her as one of their own. She was without equal, with a staggering intellect, unwavering courage, a tender heart, and a wicked sense of humor. We will miss the challenge of trying to keep up with her in serious conversation and the little roll of her eyes as we inevitably fell behind. We will miss her ready answers to any and all questions with detail and personal commentary. We will miss her smile, her laugh, and the touch of her hand. Those of us who shared her life know what a remarkable one it was.
Alex was the recipient of the Sterling Scholar Award, which provided her with full tuition to Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She majored in history and planned to devote her life to education by working as a college professor. Cancer kept her from attending school for all but a few semesters off and on over the past five and a half years. But even as she was being denied her dream, she never complained, and never stopped fighting. She should be finishing up a graduate degree about now, probably at the Ivy League school of her choice, or maybe Oxford. We’ve lost someone who would have made a difference in countless lives. She touched all who knew her and our lives will forever be enriched.
We love you Al. Save us seats at the café. We owe you a coffee.