Obituaries

Alane Ann (Blachford) Pena

June 20, 1954 - April 14, 2022

Alane Ann (Blachford)  Pena

Obituary

Alane Ann (Blachford) Pena, 67 Of Loves Park, Illinois, passed away, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Rockford, IL. Alane was born June 20, 1954, in Belvidere, IL, daughter of William J. Blachford and Velma A. Eisenhauer. Alane was a graduate of North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL. She was married to her dance partner, Marciano “Rocky” Pena on April 18, 2004, at the Boone County Community Grange Hall, in Belvidere.  She was a former member of LeRoy Community Grange, holding office as lecturer; played keyboard at Pomona, and a member of Prairie Grange, holding office of Secretary. She was also an Illinois and National Grange member and attended several national state Grange conventions. There she received a traveling plaque for being the Illinois State Subordinate Lecturer of the year on September 13, 1996. She performed the “Rose Drill” at both the state and National Grange conventions.

Alane was also a former member of the Boone County Fair Board for several years. In her youth, Alane had worked on the family Dairy farm, where she developed her deep love of animals, feeding calves, dogs and cats. Later she would work for two neighboring famers, before working at Farm and Fleet in Belvidere where she was head of the Agricultural Department for many years. Alane worked for a short time at Lowes in Loves Park, IL before her retirement. Alane was a long-time member of the Blaine Cemetery Board, serving as secretary and treasurer until her passing.  Her lifelong passions included her husband, large garden, dancing, family history research and love of animals.  Alane also has written many short stories and historical fiction stories, having several that were published.

Survivors include husband, Marciano “Rocky” Pena, Loves Park, IL; brother, Alan W. Blachford, Capron,
IL; Aunt, Margaret Kalianen, Trout Creek, MI; step-children, Ron Pena, Jerry Pena, Bev Pena and Marlene Amezquita, all of Machesney Park, IL; and many cousins, including Kathleen Larson, Beloit, WI; and Donald Rohr, Beloit, WI.

Alane was preceded in death by her parents; 6 aunts; 4 uncles; stepson, Jeffery Pena; and several cousins.

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Tom Hay will officiate.  Burial at Blaine Cemetery.

Service Schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
10:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Tom Hay will officiate.  Burial at Blaine Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Burial at Blaine Cemetery.

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I just want to say thank you Alane for taking care of my dad all the yrs you were married you gave him some life for many years in your travels dad is going to have a hell of a time going on without you.You will be greatly missed and never forgotten for all the life you bring out in my dad when you went dancing. May you be at peace with your mom and dad now.

Bev 2022-04-26T21:35:32

So sorry to hear of Alane’s passing. It was always fun when you came when Dale’s band was playing. You and Alane were sure good dancers. Our thoughts and prayers to all.

Dale and Marilyn Rhode 2022-04-21T10:33:51

I worked with Alane at F&F. She was an incredible worker and knew so much. She was a good friend to me. She gave me the wedding dress, I wore to get married in, in 2005. You will be missed.

Karen Scherer-Noftz 2022-04-20T12:19:51

A new life in heaven!! No pain, sorrow, or fear! Only dance, song, and joy!!! One day I will see you again cousin!!!♥️☝️😊

Donna Burlo 2022-04-19T11:36:11

Dancing pain free with the Angels now. Sorry for the families loss. She was a very caring lady. She will be missed by many.

Beverly Pena 2022-04-19T09:18:34

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