Dedicated to the remarkable
1992

Alexa


2016
1992

2016
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About Alexa

Alexa had a way with absolutely everyone she met. If she were to walk into a room where no one knew one another, by the time she left, everyone would be on a first-name basis. In high school, she taught swimming lessons to kids of all ages and abilities, affecting the lives of her student’s long after their classes. One mother even wrote in: “I always say that no one has to be kind, and especially not to you. But Alexa was kind, and especially to my son. Neither he nor I will ever forget it.”

In college, Alexa continued teaching as she campaigned for leadership positions in her sorority and mentored struggling students in her finance class. Her smile is what I will remember the most –– how bright and beautiful it was, how it always lit up the room, and seemed to turn every head in its direction. There were no tears near Alexa, only joy. That is how she’d want to be remembered.

— Janet, Mother
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We have an exciting adventure ahead!

We'll share pictures, videos and updates of the process, and celebrate Alexa as we go. Join the journey and help Alexa's family keep her legacy alive.

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First Entry

Mar 14

Alexa's Journey to Becoming a Diamond Begins

Alexa’s ashes are back at the Eterneva labs, and we are ready to begin the journey to becoming a diamond. Now, Alexa’s ashes will be put into a crucible that will go through a purification process. When that is finished, her ashes will be carbon in the form of graphite. This is the material we will put in the diamond growth cell to grow her diamond. In your next update, you’ll get to see the graphite as we open the crucible for the first time. Stay tuned!

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Update 2

Apr. 16

The First Transformation

Alexa’s ashes have been purified and are now pure carbon in the form of graphite. To prepare her carbon for growth, we'll now mill it into a super fine powder, which is the starter material for the diamond. The closure of this phase is a big and exciting milestone! We are now ready to grow her diamond.

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Author photo Your Big Brother

My childhood is filled with memories of you smiling, and I'll carry those with me forever. Thank you for always pushing me, always daring me, always proving to me that I am far braver than I ever thought possible.

Update 3

Jul. 2

In the Best Hands

Alexas’s rough diamond is beautiful! Now, the diamond will head to Antwerp, Belgium to be hand cut by Eterneva’s master diamond cutters. Master diamond cutters spend decades perfecting their craft, and hand cut every single facet of the diamond. Diamonds have upward of 58 facets. In fact, one of the world’s youngest master diamond cutters will be working on Alexa’s diamond. He is 56 years old.

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Every day is a good day if you just look at it in the right way!

— Alexa’s favorite saying
Update 4

July 10

A Remarkable Diamond

Alexa’s diamond has been cut and polished. It is absolutely perfect, and so brilliant! This remarkable transformation and journey is almost complete. Next, the diamond will head off to IGI for diamond grading and engraving. It’s time to choose a setting, and begin planning for the homecoming.

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Author photo Dakota

You were always larger than life, little lady. Always pushing the limits, and putting smiles on everyone’s face.

Keep Alexa's Story Alive

When we lose a remarkable person, the most important thing we can do is keep talking about them!

The purpose of this page is to celebrate Alexa. By recording stories about her, we allow future generations to get a sense of who she is (versus impersonal facts in an obituary).

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