Alexa Nicole McKenzie was born on July 20, 2001 in Gregory, SD, to Myron and Nancy (Giedd) McKenzie.
She was baptized and confirmed into her Catholic faith at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Colome, SD.
Alexa attended Colome School since kindergarten. She was active in volleyball, basketball, and band. She was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Alexa was active in her church community as well, serving as an altar server, musician, and lector.
Alexa was a fun-loving kind of girl who easily made friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed hanging out with her friends and playing volleyball. She also enjoyed listening to music and going on camping trips with her family.
Alexa passed away on Oct. 19, 2017 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Alexa lives on through her generosity of being an organ donor.
She is survived by her parents Myron & Nancy McKenzie, her brother Allan, and sister Aspyn; grandparents Sumalee McKenzie and Ken & Ruth Giedd; aunts and uncles, Brenda (Lance) Schmitz, Karen (Randy) Painter, and Brian Giedd; cousins Jasmine Schmitz and Ryan & Katelyn Painter; great grandparents Joseph & Dorothy Hejl; several great aunts and uncles; and a host of friends and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandpa Allan E. McKenzie, and great grandparents LeRoy & Donna Giedd.