Memorial services have been set for 22 year old Alex Christopher Gardner, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023 in the reflection area on the campus of St. Therese School. A Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, at St. Therese Catholic Church.
Alex Christopher Gardner was born August 27, 2000 in North Kansas City, MO to Peter Brent and Julie Michelle (Armour) Gardner.
He graduated from St. Therese School, Park Hill South High School and attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in business and marketing. Throughout his education, Alex served internships with Pro Athlete, Hallmark, and Arrive Logistics. His strong work ethic and mind of a true entrepreneur led him into the business world at age 12, when he and his friend, Parker Greenfield started their own lawn mowing company, which grew to 35 plus yards in just a few short years.
Alex truly valued his family and friends and loved spending time with them. He grew up playing several sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. During high school and college, he began to play a lot of golf and enjoyed spending time on the golf course with his dad and friends. He loved going on hikes, kayaking, biking, and camping with his family. He loved to travel and see many different parts of the country, especially out west. He was very much a salesman. He had the gift of gab- he could talk to anyone- anywhere and anytime. Those that knew Alex would say how much of an entertainer and comedian he was. He loved to make people laugh and had the ability to light up a room with his energy and smile.
Survivors include his mother, Julie Gardner; his father, Pete Gardner; two sisters, Nicole Marie Gardner and Sarah Elizabeth Gardner; maternal grandparents, Joseph A. Armour and Marilyn Armour; paternal grandparents, Tim and Barbara Gardner; aunts and uncles, Joe (Amy) Armour, Kevin (Tina) Armour, Jane (Jace) Martin, and Ted Gardner; 10 first cousins, and a host of extended family. Alex was blessed with many close friends throughout all of his life, all of whom he cherished. In memory of Alex, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Therese School for Mental Health Education.
***Disclaimer: All information listed above in regards to Alex Christopher Gardner or listed anywhere in conjunction with Meyers Funeral Chapel or meyersfuneralchapel.com, was submitted by the family of Alex Christopher Gardner. In the State of Missouri, a missing person is not considered LEGALLY dead until found or that person has out-lived his or her life expectancy. As of May 5, 2023 this is still considered a missing persons case by Missouri law.