Alexander Jeffrey (Alex) Archer, 24, of Manhattan, was tragically taken from us to be at our Lord's side on Oct. 25, 2011.
Alex was born July 1, 1987, in Escondido, Calif., to Elaine (Keamy) Archer of Manhattan and Jeffrey Archer of Escondido.
Alex will be remembered as a loving, compassionate, tender, charming, engaging and handsome young man. His laughter, smile, humor and hugs will be missed. Alex created instant bonds with everyone he met and was an unwavering friend. Through the good and the bad, he wore his heart on his sleeve.
Alex loved jamming on his guitar and one day hoped to share his music with the world. His best friend, cousin Brett, inspired his love for the guitar and taught Alex to play from his heart and compose from his soul.
The biggest fan of his music was his four-legged companion, Lexi. Alex was in love with her even before he met her. She was never out of his thoughts. He dedicated his free time to making her life a priority, with walks around town, at the Bark Park and at the river.
Alex's other passions were the San Diego Chargers, playing pool, golfing, snowboarding and spending time with his family and all of his wonderful friends.
Alex is survived by his beautiful dog, Lexi; parents, Jeff and Elaine; paternal grandparents, Sharon Chase and David (Anita) Archer; siblings, Lily (Victor) Hagel and son, Rhys, of Manhattan, Adrienne (Brian) Murphy and their children, Matthew, Brennan, Micaela, Juliana and Quinten of Spokane, Wash., Allison Saso of Lomita, Calif., and Branden (Kelly) Knorr of San Diego. Many aunts, uncles and cousins, along with his "Sisters" Wendy and Amber and his "Partners in Crime" Big Red, Shane-0, D-Ray, Dickie and Short Round also survive.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Gordon and Lillian Archer; paternal great-grandmother, Natalie Johnson; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Patricia Keamy; and his uncle, Scotty Archer.
All Alex ever wanted was to be loved. And it's clear, he truly was.
Visitation hours will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Manhattan Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alex's name to the Manhattan Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 30, 2011