"Explorer of Heaven and Earth"

1991 - 2010

Alec Whitney Henriksen

"Explorer of Heaven and Earth"

On Thursday, September 30th, our hearts were broken to learn that our precious son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, Alec Whitney Henriksen passed away at Earlham College in Indiana. Alec was born on December 11th, 1991 to his adoring parents Todd A. and Alison Henriksen in Salt Lake City, UT. He leaves behind his parents, his older brother Cory (Jennifer), loving sister Caitlin, younger brother Eli, and life long companion and twin brother Landon. Alec left his unique mark on this earth and touched many with his remarkable intellect, easy wit, and huge heart. He was a seeker of knowledge and truth. A budding scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian. A self taught master of computer programming, he published his first public domain site at age 14. So young but so far ahead of his time. He accomplished and learned more than many in a lifetime. Alec loved books, backpacking and rock climbing. He cherished his years of learning and exploring the world at "his" school, Realms of Inquiry where he loved and was loved by wonderful teachers and great friends. His parents, siblings, devoted Grandma Evelyn Henriksen, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a huge circle of dear friends survive Alec. He is now being embraced by his beloved Grandma Peggy Whitney, and Grandpa C. Richard Henriksen in heaven. He moves on now to a place of higher learning and is delighted to sit with the great minds of the world where his yearning for knowledge will be fed. Find peace there our beloved Alec, "Explorer of Heaven and Earth".

Alec, wish I was there today to celebrate your life. We love and miss you. Give Grandpa a big hug from me and tell him he's getting another great granddaughter!!!

(Post shamelessly stolen from my cousins blog. Thanks for posting this Becky. Love you.)