ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alexis Vogel . We will remember her forever.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Posted by Wendy Lynn Marshall on May 2, 2020
During this COVID-19 "Stay at Home" Phase we're currently going through, I've had a lot more time to read blogs, personal stories, articles & catch up on what's been going on with other people.
THAT'S when I came across a Headline that caught my eye.
The Headline Read: "Alexis Vogel (Make-up Artist) is Dead at age 61.... "
I Was Shocked.
Although I never actually met Alexis, I knew her brother "Ron" fairly well. 
Ron & I were both Seniors at Agoura High School back in 1978.
And I had heard a lot of nice things about Alexis, through him.
After seeing "That Headline", I began reading numerous articles, blogs, interviews, comments, personal accounts, etc. all about the Life & Times of Alexis Vogel.
WOW... !!!!!
I'm Amazed & in Awe of "Her" & all of "Her Accomplishments".
Although cut way too short...
WHAT A Full & Fascinating Life She Led.
It seems to me, Alexis was the Epitome of "A Self-Made Woman".
She was a Shaker & Mover, Hard-Working, Determined, Talented, Dedicated, Inspired, Independent & Confident.
It's Obvious Alexis was Beautiful on the Outside, and no doubt she was a Genuinely Good Human Being on the Inside.
I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet her.
I realize it's been a little over a year since her death, but I want to express to the entire Vogel Family & all of Alexis's close Friends & Clients how Deeply Sorry I am for your loss.
You (all) have my Deepest Sympathies & Sincerest Heartfelt Condolences.
With Lots of Love & Sympathy,
Wendy "Lynn" Marshall - 2020


Posted by Fanny Kretchner Freeman on April 14, 2020
The beautiful roses we planted in your memory are soon going to bloom Alexis and We miss your contagious laugh and joie de vivre even more in this time of solitude and consignment
RIP ma chérie
Posted by Jenny Morrow Jarrett on April 14, 2020
Oh my Lexi, it has taken me this whole year to even begin to write this. I’ve been in shock, paralyzed by the knowledge of your leaving us here on this earth to be with the Lord.
Growing up, we always thought we would end up being old hippies together on a ranch with a whole bunch of animals.
My dearest Lex, my best friend, my sister, my “mom”, my confidante, my partner in crime, most spectacular person.
I remember the day I met you…. at Meadow Oaks School seeing you riding your horse, you were a natural, a pro, I was so impressed, and horseback riding was our favorite thing in the whole world, so there began our friendship and our years of being inseparable.
We rode horses every day, every moment we could. Some of my favorite memories were racing our horses along the dirt roads near your house, galloping in the hills of Calabasas, and getting our horses ready for the many different horse show events that we competed in. I still have Canyon, the offspring of your favorite horse Brandy.
Lex, you were more than a being, you were a force. Everything you did, you did with passion. You trained horses, worked, loved, played, made music, sang, danced, you lived a full life and made other people’s lives much fuller and better for knowing you.
An artist of beauty, a master at your very special calling, a love for people that surpassed most people’s love. You saw the very best in all of us, you saw in us what we didn’t see in ourselves, our inner beauty but especially our outer beauty, and you had the most phenomenal talent for bringing light and color and animation to our faces, naturally, bringing out the most beautiful features. And we believed… to truly be this beautiful person inside and out, we became that…..
You and I used to tell each other that we were like each other’s right arm. When we were apart, something important was terribly missed, we couldn’t live without each other…how I feel now my Lexi, I never thought I would have to find out what it’s like living without you here….
Godspeed my friend.
Posted by Sarah Campbell on April 14, 2020
Alexis - It’s already been a year. How can that be… I think of you often. Thank you for the friendship you so graciously gave me. You were a beautiful heart. 
Posted by Fanny Kretchner Freeman on November 9, 2019
We miss you ALEXIS chérie, your laugh, your mischievous personality and joie de vivre, it’s really missing today ,I wish I could spend time with you and laugh like a kid..., you had this magic about you !
Posted by Sarah Campbell on November 9, 2019
Alexis... I adored you. I wish I had insisted on going to visit you when you confided in me that you were ill.
You saw something in me ...that even, I don't see... I miss you. I miss your strength of faith and your light.
Posted by Cherie Hull Lucas on October 4, 2019
Our Makeup Artist Angel is physically gone, but your legacy and whispers of you are not. The space you left us is so heavy on our hearts until you whisper by and say... feel your heart, I am right in there.
Thank you for loving me, working with me, your friendship and late night talks. God bless you and I know you have them all dolled up....in heaven. Happy Birthday in Heaven. Love you more than LOVE, Cherie & Bryon
Posted by Darla Elliott-vanbenschot... on September 20, 2019
Missing my dear friend so much today and wishing you were here to speak with. A true Angel and awesome woman Love you Alexis♥
Posted by Jamie Jude on September 4, 2019
Alexis. You were a great and beautiful friend. I will miss your messages and love. You have your wings now. I love you so much. You were so amazing and talented. You will never be forgotten. I love you. Rest in peace sweet girl.
Posted by Amy Freudenberg on August 18, 2019
I will forever be touch by your kindness and friendship. I was blessed to know you and be a small part of your life. I will always miss you....Amy
Posted by Shari Borkin on May 13, 2019
Lexi was so positive and I still hear her voice when I think of her, saying "Oh my God, that is so amazing" What a fun person too. And that laugh of hers. We had a lot of fun in high school. Loved the times in high school when she would pick up the guitar and sing , "Take me home, country road, to a place I belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mamma, take me home, country road. That was the Real Lexi. Glad to have known her for the time we knew each other. My heart and condolences goes out to her brother Ronnie, and her family. Shari Borkin
Posted by Lynn Ketchie on May 4, 2019
Dear Alexis..We are all missing you so very much. There is no smile as sweet as yours. You made my life richer in countless ways. Your love for life was infectious. I will never forget that we were Indians on horses in the Calabasas hills.. You were a devoted life long friend. I thank you with my whole heart for the joy you blessed me with. I picture you now, with our beloved horses...Brandy and Whisket and baby April and all the rest. Love is Forever!
Posted by Nancy Abundis on May 3, 2019
My Sweet Alexis <3 <3, I am so sorry that you have been taken from this world. You will be missed. You know if I had been able...I would have been there in your final moments. Like so many times before. To hold your hand, pray with you, sing to you, and to give you the last hug and kiss on your for head. Only to assure you were not scared and to tell you Goodnight. You were my sister, friend, and the silent person who always had your back. I only have our memories and moment's that we were able to share. True sister's thru thick and thin. I can't imagine what life will be like without you. I will have to the holidays in true spirit of you. Do not worry or be afraid. God will guide you safely. Good bye my redheaded little firecracker. I will meet you someday in the ocean as mermaids. We will play under the sun again
Posted by Carman Licciardello on May 2, 2019
So sudden and gone way too soon. Alexis was such a good friend and loved texting back forth for hours with lots of “lol’s”
Always innovative and artistic. Thinking of things to direct a photo shoot that no one else could. I was so lucky and fortunate to be fit in between the super famous and the ultra beautiful to get a shoot with Alexis. I know I’ll never look better with anyone else orchestrating the event. I will miss her original charm and compassion forever. I will see her again on the other side. We all loved you Alexis more than we could express. All my love - Carman

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Posted by Wendy Lynn Marshall on May 2, 2020
During this COVID-19 "Stay at Home" Phase we're currently going through, I've had a lot more time to read blogs, personal stories, articles & catch up on what's been going on with other people.
THAT'S when I came across a Headline that caught my eye.
The Headline Read: "Alexis Vogel (Make-up Artist) is Dead at age 61.... "
I Was Shocked.
Although I never actually met Alexis, I knew her brother "Ron" fairly well. 
Ron & I were both Seniors at Agoura High School back in 1978.
And I had heard a lot of nice things about Alexis, through him.
After seeing "That Headline", I began reading numerous articles, blogs, interviews, comments, personal accounts, etc. all about the Life & Times of Alexis Vogel.
WOW... !!!!!
I'm Amazed & in Awe of "Her" & all of "Her Accomplishments".
Although cut way too short...
WHAT A Full & Fascinating Life She Led.
It seems to me, Alexis was the Epitome of "A Self-Made Woman".
She was a Shaker & Mover, Hard-Working, Determined, Talented, Dedicated, Inspired, Independent & Confident.
It's Obvious Alexis was Beautiful on the Outside, and no doubt she was a Genuinely Good Human Being on the Inside.
I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet her.
I realize it's been a little over a year since her death, but I want to express to the entire Vogel Family & all of Alexis's close Friends & Clients how Deeply Sorry I am for your loss.
You (all) have my Deepest Sympathies & Sincerest Heartfelt Condolences.
With Lots of Love & Sympathy,
Wendy "Lynn" Marshall - 2020


Posted by Fanny Kretchner Freeman on April 14, 2020
The beautiful roses we planted in your memory are soon going to bloom Alexis and We miss your contagious laugh and joie de vivre even more in this time of solitude and consignment
RIP ma chérie
Posted by Jenny Morrow Jarrett on April 14, 2020
Oh my Lexi, it has taken me this whole year to even begin to write this. I’ve been in shock, paralyzed by the knowledge of your leaving us here on this earth to be with the Lord.
Growing up, we always thought we would end up being old hippies together on a ranch with a whole bunch of animals.
My dearest Lex, my best friend, my sister, my “mom”, my confidante, my partner in crime, most spectacular person.
I remember the day I met you…. at Meadow Oaks School seeing you riding your horse, you were a natural, a pro, I was so impressed, and horseback riding was our favorite thing in the whole world, so there began our friendship and our years of being inseparable.
We rode horses every day, every moment we could. Some of my favorite memories were racing our horses along the dirt roads near your house, galloping in the hills of Calabasas, and getting our horses ready for the many different horse show events that we competed in. I still have Canyon, the offspring of your favorite horse Brandy.
Lex, you were more than a being, you were a force. Everything you did, you did with passion. You trained horses, worked, loved, played, made music, sang, danced, you lived a full life and made other people’s lives much fuller and better for knowing you.
An artist of beauty, a master at your very special calling, a love for people that surpassed most people’s love. You saw the very best in all of us, you saw in us what we didn’t see in ourselves, our inner beauty but especially our outer beauty, and you had the most phenomenal talent for bringing light and color and animation to our faces, naturally, bringing out the most beautiful features. And we believed… to truly be this beautiful person inside and out, we became that…..
You and I used to tell each other that we were like each other’s right arm. When we were apart, something important was terribly missed, we couldn’t live without each other…how I feel now my Lexi, I never thought I would have to find out what it’s like living without you here….
Godspeed my friend.
Recent stories
Shared by Lynn Ketchie on May 14, 2019

I write this with a heavy heart.  When we were young, Alexis was Lexi and I was Lynnie. A miracle is a life long friend...As you can imagine, the stories are all larger than life.  Alexis was the most courageous and passionate friend as you all know.  Maybe you can all agree that if you become her dear friend, you are celebrated.  One of my last memories is in church with Alexis.  We sat in the front row of a pentacostal church in Woodland Hills.  I was celebrated by her many selfies of us, along with whispers and giggles.  I remember saying.. We better be quiet..the pastor is getting annoyed.  That made us laugh even harder. We became crazy kids again.  I can still see her huge smile and hear her adorable laughter.  I began to get annoyed by the never ending selfies.  My annoyance made her laugh even harder.  That’s our beautiful childlike Alexis.

One of my first memories was camping with the Vogel’s in the family camper. It was Leo Carrillo beach and we were so young.  Lexi and I put on our bikinis every morning with the goal of turning golden brown.  One morning she led me to the life guard station.  She told me that the cute life guard would pay attention to us if we took off our tops.. I really don’t remember anything that became of that story.  More laughter and back to the camper for the greatest food.  Audrey was the sweetest and most beautiful mom.  She was always there to offer food or a compliment.  She was the Angel mom. How could a mom be that kind and that beautiful? Camping with the Vogel’s was most definitely this side of heaven.  I have so many stories.  I may write more when I stop crying.  I do feel very strongly that our sweet Alexis is an Angel now and she is being hugged by God.. Thank you Alexis for Celebrating your friends.  You did a wonderful job doing that.  Love is Forever..Lynnie


The queen of Glamour was a sweetie pie

Shared by Fanny Kretchner Freeman on May 3, 2019

ALEXIS is gone and she leaves a big hole in our lives and in our heart.She was a big girl in every ways, a huge romantic with a big heart and lots of talent. Life wasn’t  boring with her and I have lots of memories of fun time ,even if it was working , as we were working together at “Play boy “, I was doing the clothes styling and it was pretty stressing , with long days ,but we always end up having a great time .Make up and hair was her life , and she was a beauty Pro , She had a sens for directing and always had great ideas and was the queen of improvising on the set , gave directions to all the photographers , not a dull moments , they couldn't help listening to her , she spent a lot of time with the girls and got to be close to all of them, in a world considered Superficial, she was very “spiritual “ and very curious of people , always asking about their life and aspirations, not the Hollywood , fashion victim BS you would expect to encounter. 

She taught me a lot in how to deal with the “stars” as she had a very long experience and was a natural diva in her own way ,but always cool and focus , she was the queen of Glamour!

We didn’t see each other after The Play boy area , but eventually reconnected , start seeing each other just for fun , she leaves our lives way to early , with lots of projects unfinished, but her fight against this horrible illness is over and she is at peace now 

My beautiful sister since 15 year olds

Shared by Rande Lewis-Davis on May 4, 2019

I met Lexi when we were 15 and in school together. We were both red heads, but hers was real. She was a force and we always laughed until we almost peed our pants. I had hoped she would marry my brother because she already felt like a sister. She was brilliant and magical with a childlike curiosity and playfulness with an artists eye. We never had an argument or bad time together, even in bad times. If she was there, it was a party. I don't think she knew how gorgeous she was. She had a tiny waist and a tummy that was literally flat as a board, and thick hair that almost reached her cute bubble butt. And don't get me started on those cat green eyes!

When I thought of opening my own hair salon when I was only 25 she told me to go for it absolutely with no hesitation. I am still at the same location 36 years later. She also gave wonderful decorating advice. She gave me the right encouragement at the right time.

She recently came over to my house and whipped it into a beautiful decorator place in one visit and mini shopping spree. She said throw that out, move that there, oh put that beautiful vase there, give that away, etc. Spruce up this bathroom..... bring that rose painting you did over here, grab those towels with roses and lets buy some coral  tea towels and pale blush bath towel and matching rug. oh how yummy, see, see? And I did and I love the house so much with every touch she gave. She also helped me set up a beautiful table scape for every holiday. 

We could talk and text about everything and anything. One time we wanted to trim our bikini lines into a heart. I did mine into an ok heart but hers looked like Micky Mouse and we laughed so hard that we had tears.

For my sixtieth birthday I had a sixties party and wanted to be Barbie. I'll be damned if she didn't make my face exactly Barbie down to the perfect blue shadow and layers of thick long lashes and her amazing makeup lasted forever. She even gave me a pouty pink lip. 

We would spend time during the holidays together. Sometimes riding around candy cane lane singing carols, and lately having a Chinese food lunch on Christmas day with friends sharing all the different dishes.

We always called each other sister and said how much we loved and appreciated each other.

I have to stop now because I can't stop crying.