SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Heidi M. Kanes, 31, died unexpectedly Feb. 2, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

She was born Dec. 1, 1980, to Monica E. Mann of South Woodstock and Douglas F. Kanes of Homer, Alaska.

Heidi grew up in South Woodstock and attended Woodstock Elementary School and Telstar Middle School, where she received awards and recognition for her artwork, including the Faye Taylor Memorial Award in 1991.

She was an avid snowboarder and proud of her first job as a snowboard instructor at Sunday River. She grew up in a close-knit community of family and friends. And she will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. As a teenager, she moved out West to reconnect with her father.

Heidi is survived by her parents, Monica Mann and Douglas Kanes; her former partner, Rolf Milke of Ranchos De Taos, N.M.; their daughter, Marieke Milke of Ranchos De Taos, N.M.; her brother, Patrick Beaton of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; her aunts and uncles, Brian and Betsey Kanes of Olympia, Wash., Candace Kanes and her partner, Barbara Murphy of Brunswick, Loraine and John Lee of Baltimore, Md., Judith and David Wood of Highland, Md., and Paul and Irene Mann of Baltimore, Md.; and a cousin, Lisa Mann of Lake Park, Fla.

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