Alexis-Athena Steva Wyatt
August 8, 1997 – February 3, 2020
Alexis-Athena Steva Wyatt was born on August 8, 1997 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and passed away on February 3, 2020.
- Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020
- Committal Service Monday, February 10, 2020
Alexis-Athena Steva Wyatt
February 10, 2020
I am so sorry for everyone that has lost this amazing person. Ms. Wyatt was a student-teacher at my school and I loved having her. She was always that most energetic person in a room and smiled every time she saw me. Her and I have virtually everything in common from loving Disney to cream cheese on pizza. She was my twin. And she would always rely on me when she was substituting to make sure everything was normal.
On her last day as a student teacher, she handed every single one of her students a personalized note. I keep mine in my planner to see everyday.
Ms. Wyatt blessed my life and was an amazing friend and teacher and I am so sad that she is gone. Have fun up there Ms. Wyatt.
February 7, 2020
Dear Ms. Wyatt,
I want to start out by saying thank you for everything that you taught me while being my student teacher. Out of all the teachers that I’ve ever had you have been the most supportive and the most encouraging. I remember walking into class feeling down in the dumps but your smile would automatically light up the room. I remember smiling when you talked about how much you loved Disney and how you were excited for your wedding in May. And i remember how much you talked about Colorado and about being in that sorority. You had this energy that just always made everyone smile. Everyone laughed in class, and when all had a good time. I was always pretty quiet, but I appreciated you so much. I remember how much you loved my writing. And i remember being excited for Monday mornings when I’d walk into class, pick up my weekly journal that you had graded, and read through all of the positive feedback that you’d leave under all of my work. I remember the last day of the semester when I gave you a letter thanking you for being such an amazing teacher. I hope you loved it. About two-three weeks ago you were my substitute in my class for basically the whole room. It was nice seeing you again after you had finished being a student teacher. In the letter I had given you I had wished you congratulations for your upcoming wedding and I had told you that you had so much to look forward to. It saddens me to know that you can’t read anymore of my stories. I wish I would’ve had the chance to say a better goodbye the last day that I saw you. Thank you for everything that you’ve taught me, and thank you for inspiring me to do my best and to keep on writing. Rest easy Ms. Wyatt💜
February 7, 2020
I first met Alexis when she came to pre-enroll at FHSU. I could immediately sense her kind and radiant spirit-she was walking sunshine. Her energy was magnetic and would light up a room. She always knew when someone needed a kind word or encouragement. She was a model to us all when it came to hard work and perseaverance. When I saw her in the cave, I knew no matter how bad my day was she was going to brighten it in an instant.
I loved watching your journey at FHSU. You took on leadership positions with grace and humility. You never shied away from who you were. You were grounded in your faith and love of Christ . You loved your friends, Justin, and your family with your whole heart. You inspired all of us to be better versions of ourselves and for that we are forever thankful.
My heart and prayers go out to her family, Justin, and all of her friends.
Alexis, you will be greatly missed by us all here on Earth, but we know you are looking down at us from heaven. Until we meet again.
Love you always-Mama J.
February 7, 2020
I remember the first time I met Alexis. My daughter, Parker, was so excited about her new "big sis" & all they had in common. While helping Parker move into the DZ house, this cute little thing in running shorts & Ugg boots stopped by. She was quiet & kind, & her sweet spirit was obvious. Now when I heard about the Disney discussions, the fun & thoughtful gifts, the hugs & laughter, I knew exactly where they came from. After spending time with them, I knew Parker had an awesome Big Sis & new friend.
Over the next few years, I got to hear about their adventures. I enjoyed getting to know Alexis -hearing about her job as DZ president, the fun things they did, the honors program, & even how she met Justin. (She was so excited when she bumped into him at the vending machine, she forgot to actually take the treat she bought, & just said Hi!, then ran back to her room. :)
She quickly became a best friend to Parker, & it didn't take long before I thought of her as family too. We texted sometimes. She was so modest, I would compliment her on traits she took for granted -her kindness, her intelligence, her drive, her commitment to doing the right thing -or I would encourage her a bit when she stressed over challenges. She was a wonderful, capable, genuine person -truly beautiful- & I think she had no idea what a treasure she was.
Alexis & Justin joined us in Florida when we visited Parker. Lots of great memories there -big meals together at the condo, freezing at the beach, Parker & Alexis dancing while in line for rides, Justin & Alexis dancing at Ft. DeSoto. Their relationship is something you wish every young couple could have -so generous with each other, so down-to-earth. There was a true, solid friendship underneath the dreams & love they shared. It was a treat to be around them.
I miss Alexis. And I miss her for my daughter, & for Justin, & for her family & loved ones. I am praying for all of them, for peace, healing & strength until we can someday see her again.
February 6, 2020
Alexis was brought into my life because of my friend Justin. I am so fortunate that I was able to see the growth in the relationship between you both.
A memory that will be cherished forever, is on Saturday the first Justin and I got to listen to your excitement for everything to come in the future. You so kindly told me about about your wedding and what color, a color you had to explain to me, the groomsmen's ties would be. You were so excited I could tell in your voice.
I would do anything for you
Love you Alexis-Athena
February 5, 2020
Alexis-Athena Wyatt was not only the kindest person I ever met, but she was also one of my first friends in a new town, at a new school but she also welcomed me with open arms and I can never repay her for that. December 14th she randomly stopped by my place and we hung out for over an hour before she went back to Colorado. Little did I know she was inviting me to be in her wedding. Little did I know that was the last time I got to give her a hug and see her smiling face. Little did I know she’d be gone now. I’m praying for her family and I’m praying for Justin Montney and his family. I love you Alexis-Athena Wyatt and you will always be one of my closest friends, till I see you again.
February 5, 2020
Beautiful, bright, kind, caring, thoughtful, patient, hardworking, resilient, sweet, lovely, positive, compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental, inclusive. There are not enough words to describe the goodness that the world lost when Alexis passed. I am so fortunate to have shared a close friendship with you, even if it was cut far too short. I can't thank you enough for the light you have brought to my life. You were my strongest rock during the hardest times and my biggest supporter in times of joy. I love you Alexis-Athena Wyatt. I was so looking forward to standing beside you on your wedding day as you'd done on mine. When I saw you in the dress, I thought that there could never be a more radiant and breathtakingly beautiful bride. To Justin Montney, I cannot express how terribly sorry I am for your loss and pain. Alexis, I also hoped to see you become a mother some day; I know you would be an amazing mom, just from seeing how tender you are with my daughter Faye Athena, who shares your second name. Of course, mine was not the only live you touched. There is now an emptiness in the hearts of all your students, classmates, and most of all your parents and younger sisters who were so dear to you. I love you. I miss you. I wish you had more time.
Not only was Alexis in Honors College, but she was also president of the Delta Zeta sorority, on the publications committee for Honors Society, a volunteer for Tiger Pals, and a tutor at the Writing Center. She was even a nominee for Homecoming Queen. I'm sure there are other roles I'm forgetting, because that's just how influential Alexis was on our campus. And even with all her responsibilities, she still made the time to make everyone she interacted with feel listened to, valued, and welcome.
I have too many amazing memories with Alexis to count. Reliving them is bittersweet, as I'm sure it is for all her many loved ones.
February 5, 2020
Alexis was an absolute joy to be around. We shared our faith in God and had many wonderful conversations. I am so blessed to have had her in my life. I find comfort that she is in Heaven with the Lord. What a beautiful young lady she was......inside and out! Thank you Jesus for Alexis Athena Wyatt.