Obituary: Paula Kantlehner-McAlavey |

Obituary: Paula Kantlehner-McAlavey

Paula Kantlehner-McAlavey, beloved wife, mother & grandmother, passed away on 4/08/15 at her home in Truckee, CA, after her heroic battle of cancer for 2 years.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph McAlavey, her sons Brad and Bill & step-children Beverly, Barbara, Rodney, Renee & Robert, twelve Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren.

Paula was born in Alameda,California on June 1947. She lived her youth in Fremont, CA, went to school & lived in San Jose, CA, then was a long-time resident of Truckee, CA.

She enjoyed her spending her time working at Van Housen, Danske and Jeffrey Bean. Paula was very active & especially loved her volunteer work at the Tahoe Forest Hospice Volunteer Center & at the Thrift Store.

Paula's enthusiasm and love for her adopted-family members, and for all her friends was a testimony of her generous love for all those she knew.

Special thanks are given to all her Doctors, Nurses & staff at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center, Hospice Nurses & Volunteers, friends at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, the crew at the Tahoe Forest Thrift Store, and especially Gill Stennett who was always by her side, and to her BF's!

A Memorial Service to celebrate Paula's magnificent life is going to be held on May 30 at 2:30pm at the Tahoe Forest Hospice Volunteer & Bereavement Center located at 10083 Tahoe Drive, Truckee, CA – in the Garden area.

In lieu of flowers or tributes, donations may be made to the Tahoe Forest Hospice.