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Louie Alacano, a resident of Prineville, Oregon, died on June 25, 2014 in Prineville. He was 78 years of age.

Louie was born on September 11, 1935 in Elko, Nevada 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 1955, he married Deanna Rizzi in Elko, Nevada. They were married 58 years and raised 2 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, Washington 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, Oregon 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, Nevada, grandson Carson of Bismarck, North Dakota and his brother Enes (wife, Kathy) of Boise, Idaho along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandson,

A Celebration of Louie's Life will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am 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.