Alixander Layne Lewis
Alixander Layne Lewis of New York City, NY, died in the early morning hours of October 23, 2021, in Salt Lake City while surrounded by his adoring family.
Alix was born on July 24, 1986, in Oceanside, CA and spent his early years sharing his creativity and wit with everyone. He was the heart of his family’s humor and the author of their laughter. He could always make anyone laugh.
Alix studied, for a time, at the University of Utah before moving on to pursue his passion for fashion. On top of working in San Francisco, NYC, and participating in Paris Fashion Week, Alix also contributed to Salt Lake City’s fashion scene. His ability to predict trends and style flawless combinations of cut and color helped hundreds of people feel better about themselves. He excelled in his life’s work to make the world a more beautiful and joyful place.
Above all, Alix was kind. He was always ready to help, no matter the need. Alix had a pair of willing hands and enough laughter to lift any heartache. It didn’t matter if people knew him for moments or a lifetime; he was a gift to everyone who met him.
Alix is survived by his mother, Billie, his stepfather and dad Lee, his father Tim, his siblings Kate (Kale), Ben (Jordan), Tiffany (Dan), Joanie (Kevin), Paige (Dan)Grace, and Adie, as well as his nephews Ethan and Oliver. He is preceded in death by his beloved niece Ellie. He will also be missed by his many, many friends. His death will leave an empty place in their hearts.
On Alix’s behalf, his family would like to express their profound appreciation to the nurses and healthcare professionals at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for their compassion and skill. Specifically, Dr. Boyu Hu, Dr. Adam Spivak, and Sarah Gillo LCSW. Alix fought hard and lived much longer than he was expected to, as he felt his family needed him and Alix was loyal and devoted.
A Celebration of his life will be on Sunday, October 31, 2021, Halloween night, at the historic Eagle Building, 404 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. After which, his ashes will be carried by his loved ones through the world so his adventure can continue.
In lieu of flowers and in Alix’s honor, please consider donating directly to the Utah Pride Center.