Alice M. Cancino, former assistant to NAU President Lovett

Alice M. Cancino

Alice M. Cancino, who worked as an office assistant for former NAU President Clara Lovett, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Flagstaff Medical Center. She was 77.

Mrs. Cancino was born May 12, 1933, in Alameda, N.M., to Miguel Montano and Selsa Saiz. She was married to Louie Cancino and they celebrated their 56th anniversary in August. She and her husband owned and operated Flagstaff Rewind for 30 years. She came to NAU in 1993 to work as an office assistant/receptionist in the president’s office, and retired from the university in 1998.

She was a longtime member of the U.S. Bowling Congress and Arizona Bowlerettes, where she competed both locally and nationally in various tournaments. She enjoyed and was very talented in tole painting and was a loving and attentive grandmother.

Mrs. Cancino is survived by her husband, Louie; children Angela Gallagher, David (Dahna) Cancino and Diane Cancino; brothers Johnnie Montano and Mike Montano; four grandchildren; one niece; two nephews; and many other bereaved family members.

Holy Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Flagstaff with a funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Condolences may be left for the family at