Kathy Alacano,73, Boise, Idaho an extraordinary wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, left us far too soon on June 20th of 2018. Kathy was born on February 16th, 1945 in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Park Rose High School in the class of 1963. Kathy married her husband Sam Alacano on May 14th, 1966 in Portland, where their sons Zane (1967), Lance (1968) and Lorne (1970) were born. In 1972, Kathy and Sam moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for Sam’s career and to begin a new life for their family. In 1975, their daughter Monica was born in Salt Lake City. Kathy and Sam happily raised their kids in Salt Lake City, where they all formed countless friendships. In 1986, the family moved to Indian Wells, California. They spent many memorable years enjoying time with their family and friends in McCall, Idaho, Boise, Idaho, and Indian Wells, California.
Kathy and Sam traveled the world for numerous years, visiting almost every continent across the globe. Kathy attained a strong passion for seeing the world and sharing her incredible experiences with others. Kathy was very grateful for all of the adventures that she encountered with Sam. Her life reached its highest fulfillment when she became “Grammie” in 1995. She loved nothing more than making memories with all of her nine grandchildren. It simply was her largest joy in life. When she wasn’t spending quality time with her grandkids, Kathy enjoyed gardening, cooking and making the best homemade soup, riding her bike on the Greenbelt, boating, and visiting with friends. She also loved hiking, baking with her granddaughters, sunbathing, and chatting with everyone around her.
Ultimately, Kathy appreciated life’s little moments and gifts. She never knew a bad day due to her infectious smile and positive light that she shed. Everyone knew her for her selfless, genuine, and kind heart, and her amazing spirit will truly live on forever. She is survived by her husband, Sam Alacano, in Boise, Idaho, along with their dog Boo Boo III and their cat Kitten Boogies II. Other survivors include her son Zane Alacano of Palm Desert, CA, and his children Christopher and Courtney; her son Lance Alacano of Corona del Mar, CA, and his wife Lish and their children Sydney, Nicholas, and Cade; her son Lorne Alacano of Battleground, WA, and his daughter Callie; and her daughter Monica Sorensen of Boise, ID, along with her husband Dean and their children Blake, Samantha, and Hunter. Kathy is also survived by her brother Ron Parypa of Seattle, WA, and his wife Diane; her sister Donna Pearson of Bend, OR; and many nieces and nephews. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Kathy would say they were lucky. She touched countless lives and made every individual she came across feel special. There is no way to put into words how much her presence will be missed.
Please join us to celebrate the life of Kathy Alacano on July 6th, 2018 at Hillcrest Country Club from 4-7pm. Come share your favorite stories about her, memories you’ve made with her, and the adventures you may have taken together.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes you to make a donation to the American Heart Association.