Alek Curtis Robinson, a beautiful, gentle soul loved deeply by many, many people, left his body on Nov. 12, 2022 at his home in Roy, Utah. It was sudden and unexpected, and the ripple effect of this event is being felt far and wide.
Alek was born Oct. 20, 2002 in Orem, Utah to David Lorenzo and Adrienne Wilson Robinson. He is survived by his sisters Natasha Whitney Robinson, Madelyn Eliza Robinson, Evangeline Liliana Robinson, his parents David Lorenzo Robinson and Adrienne Wilson Robinson, and countless people who adored him like he was their own brother and son.
Alek had pneumonia when he was born, so he stayed in the hospital with his mom for a week until it was time to go home to Idaho Falls where his family lived the first 10 months of his life.
Alek spent nineteen of his twenty years living in Utah. From ages 10 months to 5 years old, his family lived in Provo, Utah and Springville, Utah. From ages 5-20, Alek lived in the same blue house in Roy, Utah with his family. He graduated from Roy High School in 2021.
Alek was thoroughly adored and looked up to by his friends, his many "adopted", parents, his family, and his relatives. His smile seemed a mile wide and lit up the room when you saw it. He had a laugh that was loud and genuine, and he loved to laugh, especially with his friends.
Alek loved the stage and was in several productions at Sandridge Junior High and Roy High School. His roles included (but were not limited to) Bert in Mary Poppins, Pepper in Mamma Mia, the bellman in Cinderella, and several roles in Back to the 80s, including Max Headroom. One of his most memorable roles was with his friend in a comedic/tragic scene about a bench that they did together for Competition. This skit and the acrobatics performed in it had many people rolling in the aisles.
If we could mention every name of every friend, relative, and adopted parent here, it would fill every tree and wall and window that he climbed, so instead we will say this: you know who you are, and you hold a most precious and tender place in our hearts. You have no idea how incredibly grateful we are to you for the love you consistently shower on us and on Alek.
One of the biggest delights of Alek's life was to "go on adventures" with his amazing friends. Some of these adventures included- but were not limited to (are you ready for this?)- buying a multicolored disco ball, rolling down the car windows and blasting music in the Walmart parking lot as they drove around dancing in their car with the disco ball rolling; building toilet paper forts in Walmart, playing catch in Walmart, riding the little kid bikes in Walmart, getting kicked out of Walmart a few times due to said adventures; carving pumpkins; going on hikes and saying things like, "Warning: there's a really handsome guy behind you!" to the person in front of him; karaoke at someone's house; stabbing soda cans with a homemade spear; "getting lost"; cuddling; playing video games; playing "Fugitive"; driving someplace random and taking all kinds of goofy photos; movie nights; road trips to Wyoming or Boise and Las Vegas; moving furniture around; helping friends with home improvement projects; late-night Denny's runs; fire nights; homework nights; and many, many more.
Alek adored being with family in Las Vegas, Southern Utah, Lincoln City, Oregon, Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Cocoa Beach in Florida, hiking, biking, watching movies, eating dinner at the dinner table. He loved a good home-cooked meal and the company of family and friends.
Alek was so easy to please, asking for only one or two items for Christmas or birthdays. For his last birthday, all he wanted was hiking boots and a fire night at his house with his friends. He planned the whole thing himself. He asked his mom to buy a few groceries, asked his dad if he would grill some burgers, he cleaned up and bought firewood, and he and his friends hung out around the fire, singing and bantering and letting his little sister roast marshmallows on the fire and just enjoying the moment while his dad grilled burgers behind him.
Alek absolutely loved the outdoors. Some of his favorite family trips were camping trips to Southern Utah. He could scramble around those mountains like a spider and he loved sleeping in his hammock in the trees. Trees were some of his best friends.
Alek was often called a monkey because he could climb just about anything. His climbing repertoire included the outside of buildings, trees, fences, and just about anything else he could jump up and par cor up to. He climbed things that looked impossible to climb. He could jump up and grab a branch that was 10-12 feet in the air, then pull himself up like it was nothing.
Alek worked many jobs in his lifetime. He worked as a ramp agent at Ogden Airport, as a mover- two of his favorites. He also worked in a peach orchard. He was extremely strong and amazing.
It is clear that this is the message Alek is sending out to each person reading or hearing this. To each person, one on one, face to face with him, staring straight into those crystal blue eyes: "I love you. It doesn't matter where we landed when I left this realm as we see it; what matters is that you and I loved each other to the moon and back, and we both feel that now. We feel it more deeply than we knew we could. I am here. I have never left. I am just free of everything that got in the way of me seeing this so clearly: that love is all around us all the time. It never went away. We just maybe didn't see it sometimes. And now, in this moment, we do. Thank you for the good times and the laughs and the adventures and the tears and the talks and the photos and the drives and the songs and the dances and the wrestling and the cuddles and the food and the jokes and the performances and the great outdoors. Thank you for being by my side through all of it. Now I'm by your side through all of it. If you don't believe that love is all around you all the time, then you're just gonna hafta take my word for it. I know everything, and you know it."
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South. The family will meet with friends Thursday, November 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of the obituary page on the day of services.
Interment, Hooper Cemetery.