Catherine (Katie) Alcano
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Katie, 83, passed away peacefully, with her loving family surrounding her, on July 3, 2014 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born November 8, 1930 to Albert and Grace Howcroft of Auburn, California. She was the fifth out of 5 children, and moved back to Nevada with family in the early 1950's.
Katie met and married Pancho Alcano, and they made their home in Reno for many years, before building a small cabin in Gardnerville, where they enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature.
Katie was a member of the Western Shoshone Tribe and was very proud of her native heritage.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Lindsay (Allan); grandson, Matthew Lindsay (Shelli); granddaughter, Andrea Sei (Ryan); great-grandchildren E.J. Kindrick, Taylor Sei and Brooklynn Sei; as well as her many nieces and nephews, who she considered her own children, David Howcroft, Darryl Howcroft, Wilma Howcroft, Robert Cummins, Michael Meixner, Bonnie Kuhn, John Meixner, Susan VonNesson, Virginia Armantites, Judith Harrison, Mike Prien and Rocky Boice.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Grace Howcroft; her husband, Pancho Alcano; and her siblings, William Howcroft, George Howcroft, Edna Meixner and David Howcroft; as well as her precious great-grandson, Kurtis Lindsay.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Walton Funeral Home, 875 West Second St., Reno, with a viewing from 11 am until 1 pm, followed by her funeral at 1:00 pm.
Walton's Sierra Chapel, Reno
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89505
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 10, 2014