Alana Kimber Rasmussen was born September 2, 1945 in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Ernest and Mae Tingey Kimber.
Her brothers and sister are: Darrell, Blaine, DelRoy and Kathyrn.
She was the youngest of five children and spent her childhood in the small town of Grouse Creek, Utah. She finished high school at Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah and then attended LDS BusinessCollege in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After college she married her childhood friend Verl Rasmussen on June 10, 1965, in the Logan LDS Temple. They moved to Burley, Idaho, where she was active in the Latter Day Saint Church, and a busy mom of five children. In 1976, they moved to Shoshone, Idaho, where they helped work on the family dairy farm and also added two more children to complete their family. Her children are: Todd N., Blaine V., Lori A., Marcia L., Justen W., Brandon E. and Nathan R.
During her years in Shoshone, Alana worked as a substitute teacher, a bank teller, as secretary to the county agent and on the Lincoln County Fair Board. In 1986, Alana and Verl left their farm and moved to Hailey, Idaho, where until her passing she and her husband worked as estate caretakers.
Alana enjoyed camping and traveling. She was a talented painter, cake decorator and spent many hours sewing and crocheting.
Alana was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister to her family, friends, and loved ones. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She faithfully served the Lord in her many church callings and was very proud of her youngest son’s work as a LDS Missionary in Texas.
She was stricken with cancer and passed away on September 6, 2001 and is buried in the Shoshone Cemetery.