Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Alexandra Campbell Oveson (Wells)\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tAlexandra Wells Oveson (Alix) died of ovarian cancer on the 21st of August 2018 at the age of 84. She was born in New York City to Melvin D. Wells and Virginia Campbell Wells on the 14th of July 1934. She spent most of her growing up years in Salt Lake City living on the avenues with numerous loving and supportive family nearby. She attended the Lowell school where she made lifelong friends. She graduated from West High School and attended the University of Utah. \n\nIn the summer of 1955 she went to Los Angeles to work for the summer and met another summer transplant named Richard Oveson (Dick). At the end of the summer she returned home for more school but shortly thereafter she went to work as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways, flying to the Far East. Dick went into the Air Force and they reunited in California in 1957. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on the 30th August 1957. Not willing to interfere with her friends’ plans for Labor Day, Alix died just before their 61st anniversary. \n\nAlix was a wonderful Air Force wife, following her husband from assignment to assignment. Their children were born in Alaska (Virginia), Boston (Merrill) and the Air Force Academy (Alice). Alix was comfortable with Generals and Ambassadors and with the ladies who helped around the house and tended the kids – she treated them all the same. In 1976 they returned to Provo and BYU. Alix played bridge and golf with a group of women whom she dearly loved and raised the children. She was a Sunday morning single mom for most of 19 years and the children owe their church activity to her. She loved Lake Powell, was a great snow skier (she taught her husband and all the children) and played golf with Dick three weeks before she died. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all her life, filling callings in small branches and wonderful wards and stakes. She was the mission mom for 450 plus missionaries in the Bordeau France mission from 1992-95 and she was an assistant to the matron of the Provo temple from 2004-07. She continued to bless the lives of our missionaries until her death.\n\nAlix is survived by her husband, Dick and by her children, Virginia Frye (Kevin), Merrill (Andrea Ault) Oveson and Alice Huber (Phil), fourteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with one one the way. She leaves a wonderfully and universally faithful posterity. She is preceded in death by her mother and father and one brother.\n\nWe express our love and appreciation to wonderful neighbors, friends, ward members, medical staff and hospice nurses. We have been overwhelmed with kindness, love and a desire to help. As Alix put it in the hours just before going through the veil, “It’s wonderful to have the funeral before you die!”\n\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday August 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the Sherwood Hills chapel located at 345 East 4525 North in Provo. A viewing will be held Friday evening August 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Nelson Family Mortuary located at 4780 N. University in Provo and again from 9:30-10:30 Saturday morning at the Sherwood Hills ward.