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Kahlene Ann Wootan

11/18/1952 - 02/03/2018
Service Date: 02/12/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2300 W. Javelina Ave, Mesa, Arizona

Kahlene Wootan unexpectedly joined her heavenly family on February 3rd, 2018 in Mesa, AZ at the age of 65. 

Kahlene was born in Denver, CO on November 18th, 1952 to parents H.V. (Pat) Shannon and Muriel Cox.  In her younger years her family traveled frequently and at one point lived in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated from Huron, OH High School in 1970. She then obtained her Nursing education in Sandusky, OH. She was blessed with 3 children and worked hard as single mother to provide for them. She later married her husband Duane on May 29th, 1992, who was the light of her life and brought her so much joy.  

She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren watching them swim in the summer. She especially enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for the family, where she cooked way too much food, so everyone could take home leftovers.  Kahlene was a gentle and caring soul who always helped those in need.  As a nurse, she cared for her patients deeply and was well respected in the medical community.  She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Sister who will be greatly missed. 

Kahlene is preceded in death by her father H.V. (Pat) Shannon and her Mother Muriel Cox. She is survived by her husband Duane; her children, Sean (Ashley) LaRue, Jenifer (Brendan) Hart, and Brett LaRue; and her grandchildren Aaliyah, Colin, Zori, Ezra, and Trace Larue; Jaxon and Alana Hart. She is also survived by her siblings, Patrick (Dana) Shannon (children – Mike, Casey, Justin, Erin, Connor), Tim (Tina) Shannon (children- Krystal, Betsy, Mary), and Kelly (Alan) Anderson (children- Matt, Tim, John, Melanie).

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday February 12th, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2300 W. Javelina Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85202, followed by a gravesite service at Mountain View Cemetary at 1:30pm with a reception to follow. Please join the family in celebrating the wonderful life of Kahlene Wootan. 


  • So sorry to hear of Kahlene’s passing. As my cousin, we shared some laughs and good conversation. She’ll be missed; my sincerest condolences to her family.

  • Walt and Lela Zimmerman

    WE extend sincere regrets at your loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May the Lord bless you with a warm spirit of peace and calm.

  • my condolences to whole family sorry for loss

  • Susan Stevens Tuft

    Cousin Kahlene, whom I knew as Kathy, I knew briefly when my dad (Del Stevens) and I spent a night at the home of Aunt Muriel (her mother) when they lived in Tujunga, CA, way long ago, maybe in 1960 when I had to have back surgery in Southern CA somewhere ! I loved my Aunt Muriel for her always kindness, and all of my cousins, who shared some of their mother’s goodness. So sorry about Kahlene!

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