Alex "Phoenix" James Ekern
Alex “Phoenix” James Ekern, age 23, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. He came into this life March 26, 1996, in Saint Maries, Idaho, the son of Mark and Margaret (Weldy) Ekern. His father and grandmother, Mary Crumble have preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Phoenix enjoyed hanging out with his friends, playing video games, kayaking, running, listening to music, and working at Menard’s. He was full of fun and lived life to the fullest. His passing will leave and empty spot in many hearts but will place smiles on those same faces when memories are replayed.
Phoenix is survived by his mother, Margaret Ekern of Branson, Missouri; three brothers: Tristan Wilkes of Branson, Missouri, Victor Neal of Stroud, Oklahoma, and Jason Weldy of Hobbs, New Mexico; nieces, Allie and Tru; a nephew; his “dad”, Lawrence “Punk” Poesy of Idaho; and his “aunt”, Lien Hard of Idaho.
A small gathering is being planned for a later time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: www.gofundme.com/4jwdn-help-pay-for-my-brothers-funeral. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.