Louie Alacano

September 11, 1935 ~ June 25, 2014

Louie AlacanoLouie Alacano, a resident of Prineville passed away on June 25 in Prineville. He was 78 years of age.

Louie was born on Sept. 11, 1935, in Elko, Nev., and was the son of Luciano and Concha (Odiaga) Alacano. He graduated from Elko High School in 1954 and attended trade school in Nebraska to become an electrician.

In 1956, he married Deanna Rizzi in Elko, Nev. They were married 58 years and raised two children. He worked for the Elko Power Company, Bell Telephone and wired houses on the side for extra income. In 1961 he owned and operated the Arctic Circle Drive In in Yakima, Wash., and in 1964 he moved to Portland where he partnered in the Arctic Circle business with his brother. In 1971 he sold his share and moved to Bend, Ore., with his family.

After retirement, Louie was involved in the sheep industry and real estate. He enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing, and traveling south for the winter. He was a hard-working man that possessed a strong desire to be successful and to help his family succeed. He embraced his Basque Heritage with the love for good music, dancing and good food. Simply put, Louie enjoyed life and spent much of it enjoying his family and grandchildren.

Louie is survived by his wife, Deanna, of Prineville; son, Craig (wife, Cyndie) of Powell Butte; daughter, Sina of Sparks, Nev.; grandson, Carson of Bismarck, N.D.; brother, Enes (wife, Kathy) of Boise, Idaho; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Cody.

A Celebration of Louie’s Life will be held on Wednesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at Prineville Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at Meadow Lakes Golf Course with a committal service at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Louie to St. Charles Hospice, Prineville. Prineville Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.