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Alauna 'Kathy' (Salinas) Camus

Alauna “Kathy” (Salinas) Camus, 39, of Brainerd, died at her home Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Family and friends are invited to gather Friday, Nov. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter.

Alauna was born on Feb. 15, 1972, in Phoenix, Ariz., but she grew up in Duluth and Chisholm, Minn. Alauna was united in marriage to Chris Camus on June 12, 2004. She worked at the Lutheran Youth Shelter until it closed. She has spent the last seven years assisting Nadine Gessner at Edward Jones. Alauna enjoyed teaching Sunday School at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.

Alauna loved to spend time with her family - especially her nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, infectious laugh and a smile that could light up a room. Alauna was a loving, compassionate person who will forever be held dear in our hearts.

She is survived by her husband, Chris; mother, Launa Salinas; siblings, (Best Friend of 30 years), Casie (Tangedahl) Slad, Chris (Bonnie) Salinas, Mike (Denise) Salinas, Heidi (Mike) Schmidt, and Matt Salinas; her nieces, Cathline, Roxanne, Carissa, Corrina, Camryn, and Alesha; nephews, Mark, Steve, Cade, and Michael; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mark; nephew, Kevin; and adoptive father, Lester C. Tangedahl.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services