Alexander Wells Pfeffer – August 3, 2012

Alexander Wells Pfeffer, the beloved, 20-year old son of Mary Stewart and Gary Pfeffer, died Friday, August 3, 2012 in Amarillo. Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the Reverend Jo Roberts Mann officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Wells was born June 22, 1992, in Amarillo, Texas to Gary and Mary Stewart Pfeffer. He grew up in Amarillo and attended St. Andrews Episcopal School, Woodberry Forrest School in Orange Virginia, and graduated from Tascosa High School in 2011. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas as a freshman, where he was a Provost Scholar and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He would have been a sophomore at SMU this fall.
Wells was an outstanding varsity tennis player at Tascosa High School and elected to the Academic All-District Team his senior year. As a senior at Tascosa, he represented Amarillo as a Royal Escort at Waco’s Annual Cotton Palace Pageant at Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus. At Tascosa, he was a member of the Spanish Club, the Tascosa Advanced Placement Association, and the Friends in Service for Hunger Club. He was on the Tascosa High School honor roll and a Superintendent Scholar. He was a member of the debate club and student council. Earlier this summer, Wells represented Amarillo at the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler, Texas.
He just recently completed his ninth year as a Senior Counselor at Camp Longhorn in Burnett, Texas.
Wells was a life-long member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Amarillo, where he was confirmed.
Wells was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oleta and BW Pfeffer of Borger, Texas and Mary and Dr. John G. Wells of Newnan, Georgia.
Wells is survived by his parents of Amarillo; a brother, Garrison Wells Pfeffer; an aunt, Sara Jeanne McCook of Atlanta, Georgia; an uncle, John Wells and wife, Rosanne of Atlanta, Georgia: an aunt, Gay Kuhnert and husband, Karl of Athens, Georgia; five cousins; and many close friends they consider to be family, including Wells’ Godparents, James Wells of Oklahoma and Nancy Perriman of Athens, Texas.
The family suggests that memorials in memory of Wells be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or the Amarillo Museum of Art.
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