Alexander Castle Sheldon was born April 26, 1985. He grew up on a lake in southern Wisconsin. He was a happy, easy-going kid who loved sports of all kinds. As a youth he excelled at hockey, soccer, golf, and skiing (water and snow). When it came time to enter college, he was focused on golf and attended college in Salt Lake City, Utah on a golf scholarship. His heart, however, was captured by the mountains and skiing. Soon after graduating from the University of Utah, Alex settled in Jackson, Wyoming. He had found his home. He loved to ski, mountain bike, play hockey, practice yoga, and was renewing his love of golf.
In Jackson, he worked as a brewer at the Snake River Brewery for a few years. As a budding, young entrepreneur full of ideas, curiosity and intelligence he and a partner started a landscaping business in 2013. The following year, 2014, Alex was first diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. After he completed treatment, Alex was regaining his health and his life. He was about to start another business with his oldest sister, Hillary, in 2016 when his plans changed dramatically due to the return of his cancer.
He fought with bravery and grace, always thinking about others before himself and his suffering. Tragically, Alex lost his battle on November 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
Alex had an unforgettable smile. He was witty, silly, deeply caring and gentle. He was generous and a good friend to so many. His two sisters, Kayla and Hillary, were honored to have Alex as their loving brother. Abbey, his German shepherd, was his good buddy for 6 years. She now resides with Alex's parents, Don and Denise in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
The world has lost a beautiful human. We miss you Alex.
Contributions to this fund will be used to support causes that were meaningful to Alex.