Paxton Newell, a bright light in the lives of all who knew him. He passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2023, after a short but valiant fight with a rare and aggressive cancer. He was born on August 22, 2006, in Murray, Utah, and brought endless joy and laughter to his family and friends throughout his life.
Paxton's memory will forever be cherished by his parents, who fought by his side until the end. He leaves behind three brothers: Mckinnon and his wife Addi, Brennen and wife Macey, and his brother Dawson, who are not only his older brothers but his best friends in life. Paxton's infectious personality touched the hearts of his 60 cousins who loved him dearly. He had an impact on a large group of friends and created an unbreakable bond with his fun loving and kind personality.
Paxton attended Willow Springs Elementary, Draper Park Junior High, and Corner Canyon High School. His love for life was matched only by his love for spending time with friends.
He had a quick wit and an infectious sense of humor; Paxton would go out of his way to make others smile. He had a talent for making lasting memories with the people he cared about most. Spending time with family and cousins brought him joy, as did being surrounded by friends. Laughing together was one of Paxton's greatest pleasures.
Athleticism ran through Paxton's veins. Whether it was basketball or lacrosse on the field or surfing and boating on the water, he effortlessly excelled at whatever sport he pursued. Even when he wasn't engaged in organized sports activities, you could find Paxton working out to keep himself fit and ready for any challenge that came his way.
Beyond sports, Paxton's competitiveness and quick humor showed through his passion for playing video games. He shared his vibrant personality and his love for a good time with countless friends. Paxton had an exceptional ability to bring people together through his interests and contagious energy.
In addition to his sports and video game victories, Paxton discovered a talent for creating videos. With his unique sense of fun and laughter, he captured moments that will forever be treasured.
Paxton had a special place in his heart for animals, showing a deep kindness and caring nature towards them. His gentle heart extended beyond human companionship, spreading love and kindness to creature he encountered along the way.
Fireworks were one of Paxton's favorite activities, perhaps because they brought joy and excitement to everyone. He too was a beacon of light in the lives of those who knew him.
During Paxton's younger years, you could often find him exploring the neighborhood on his scooter or skateboard. Whether it was the thrill of adventure or simply enjoying the warmth of long summer days, Paxton embraced every moment with enthusiasm for life.
Paxton's passing leaves a void in our hearts that cannot be filled. His radiant smile, infectious laughter, and kind spirit touched us all deeply. We find solace knowing that Paxton is now sharing the same joy with his loved ones who have passed before him.
The legacy of Paxton's life will be honored at various services held in Draper, Utah, and Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be help from 9:00 AM-10:45 AM at the Draper Stake Center on September 8th.
This will be followed by a funeral service, also at Draper Stake Center, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Paxton will be laid to rest during a burial ceremony at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, starting at 12:30 PM.
Paxton's passing is mourned by many, including his surviving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lee Dansie and Robert Newell. Paxton's spirit lives on through his parents, brothers, and all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Our Son and Brother, Paxton Newell brought immeasurable happiness and love into the world during his short time with us. His memory will forever be etched in our hearts as a reminder to live each day with the same joy and fullness that he embraced. In celebrating his remarkable life, we honor the incredible person he is and the mark he left on us all. We Love you, dear Paxton.
Our entire family wishes to extend a special thanks to all of those at the Karlfeldt center in Meridian ID for their care, love and support. Each of you provided comfort at a most difficult time.