William Andersen Kaa
William Andersen Kaa, 77 years young, born November 20, 1935 to Rose Brennan Kaa and Charles Buford Kaa in Corvalis, MT passed into eternal life Sunday June 2, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV.
William (Bill or Andy to friends and family) graduated from Hamilton High School in 1953. He attended the University of Washington for 2 years before enlisting in the Air Force and serving as a fighter pilot for 10 years. After leaving the Air Force he took a job at American Airlines, where he flew for 30 years before retiring in 1995.
He met his wife Sharon Darlene Kaa (Darby) who also worked for American - they married on July 11, 1973 in Las Vegas, NV and would share more than 35 years together. In March of 1977 they welcomed the arrival of their daughters, Kirsten and Kelly, followed in 1981 by their son, Kevin. In 1992 the family moved from Los Angeles to Reno, NV where Bill would live for the next 21 years.
He was preceded by his wife Sharon Darlene Kaa in 2009 to breast cancer, and is survived by his brother Charles Buford Kaa Jr. (Bud) and niece Kathleen, daughters Kirsten & Kelly and his son Kevin, as well as his grandchildren Brooklyn Kaa and Austin Rominger.
A memorial reception will be held Sunday the 9th from 3-5pm at the NW Reno Squeeze In at 5020 Las Brisas Blvd. to celebrate Bill's life. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.komen.org
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader on Jun. 5, 2013.