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Alice “Alix” Rea (Gunn) Weeks

July 25, 1937 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Alice “Alix” Weeks Obituary

Alice “Alix” Rea (Gunn) Weeks left this world and entered eternity on December 13, 2023, after an extended illness. The daughter of Lawrence D. Gunn and Martha (Vickers) Gunn, Alix was born in Great Bend, Kansas on July 25, 1937, but grew up primarily in Kennett, Missouri. Alix attended the University of Missouri, majoring in Art, but had to leave school to help her family when her father developed cataracts and was away from work for a period of time. It was during this time that she met Alexander Kirkland “Kirk” Weeks. In just six short months, they married and began a nearly fifty year adventure together. 

Shortly after getting married, a new job opportunity opened for Kirk and they moved from Wiggins, Colorado to North Hollywood, California. In just over a year and a half of marriage, Alix gave birth to their first daughter, Tracy Vickers Weeks. Shortly thereafter, a better job opportunity led them back to Colorado. This time to Colorado Springs, where Alix had their second child and only son, John Lafayette Weeks.

In 1967, the young family moved to Indiana, following new challenges and better opportunities for Kirk. Alix used her wide variety of skills and natural intelligence to the benefit of several employers during their time in Indiana, including The Times of Northwest Indiana and Midwest Trucking. 

In 1979, the family was surprised that Alix was pregnant again and in 1980, they were blessed with the birth of their second daughter, Jessica Geraldine Weeks. Completing the pattern of new employment opportunities following the birth of a child, Alix, Kirk and Jessica moved to North Augusta, South Carolina, while Tracy and John remained in college in Indiana.

Alix received her Associates Degree in Computer Science, getting straight A’s throughout her education, from Aiken Technical College in 1988 and then put that new found knowledge to work for several local employers in a variety of industries.

Over the years, Alix continued her love of art and enjoyed expressing her considerable talent in many ways; from sculpting, painting, sketching, enamel work (cloisonne), to making her own jewelry. Naturally gifted in artistic expression, she missed the opportunities for formal training so, undaunted, she taught herself the techniques and skills needed to produce whatever work of art she imagined.

Alix always loved animals and over the years she and her family had numerous cats, birds, and dogs as pets. This love of animals was carried over to her family. Her children are all passionate pet owners. Her beloved Great Dane, Groot the Great Dane, sleeps in her bed every day waiting for her to return.

Alix enjoyed gardening and growing plants for the house. She was quite knowledgeable and passed that knowledge on to her oldest daughter, Tracy. However, her favorite outdoor pastime was riding horses. She learned English seat and show jumping and became quite proficient. This was another activity that she shared with her children.

Alix was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Kirkland Weeks and parents, Lawrence Dwight Gunn and Martha (Vickers) Gunn. She is survived by her older brother, Lawrence (Ann) Gunn of Eugene, Oregon, and younger brother, John (Linda) Gunn of North Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as her three children, Tracy (Eric) Rahmig of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, John (Tracy T.) Weeks of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jessica Geraline Weeks of North Augusta, South Carolina. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Caitlin (Bran) Kreutzkamp, Stephen (Sonja Kellogg-) Weeks, Hannah (Ross) Lubinski, Heidi Rea Rahmig, Courtney (Kaitlin) Napier and Grace Kathleen Weeks, and her three blessed great-grandchildren, Liam Michael Lubinski, Miranda “Molly” JoyceAmelia Kreutzkamp and Logan Daniel Lubinski.

There will be no memorial services at this time. At a point in time to be determined later, Alix’s ashes will be spread in Colorado at a memorial service with family and extended family, which will be officiated by her son. Donations can be made to Great Dane Rescue (https://greatdane.rescueme.org/) in your area.

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