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Alana Kaper Bower

August 21, 1978 - July 5, 2021

Alana Kaper Bower, age 42, went to be with God on Monday, July 5th, 2021 due to complications from surgery.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Alana was adopted by the most loving parents she could ever ask for. Alana was a 1996 graduate of St. Elizabeth H.S. She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Delaware.

Alana always had a love for art and loved painting. She loved to dance and would dance any chance she got. Alana married her husband Norman and had two children Liam and Genevieve. As a family they went on many road trips and had great times together. Alana was a Girl Scout leader of Troop 480 and avid Girl Scout supporter. She was the greatest mother to her kids, always patient, loving, trusting and supportive. Alana had a love for teaching and was a Para Professional for Red Clay Schools. She was always ready for a challenge and would give it her all. She was a devout Catholic and had a beautiful soul and a smile to match. God blessed you Alana and now you are with him.

She leaves behind her husband Norman; son, Liam; daughter, Genevieve; father and mother Deacon Bill and Nancy Kaper; brother, Steve Kaper (Jenni); parents-in-law, Norman Sr. and Patty Bower; sister-in-law, Shirley Ryan (Pat); brother in-law, Jamie Bower (Lacey); and so many loved aunts, uncles, cousin, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, her family would like to continue following in Alana’s footsteps by collecting funds for Liam and Genevieve’s educational future through their Go Fund Me account by clicking here.


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26 Condolences for Alana Kaper Bower

  • Alana, you are beautiful inside and out. I have never seen you without a smile on your face. You loved your family very much and it showed, as you went above and beyond to make sure their needs were met. I love you Alana and I will miss you more than you will ever know. You always called me Mom and that meant the world to me. Until we meet again,
    Mom Bower

    Norman, Liam and Gena,
    I love you all so very much and pray the Lord will give you all the strength you need. You were blessed with a wife and mother that loved you all dearly and I know she will live on in all of you.
    God Bless you and keep you in his loving arms.
    Mom and Mom-Mom

    Kaper Family,
    My heart aches for you as I can’t imagine how devastating this is for you as Parents, I pray God will keep you strong, while you are healing from the loss. Steve and Jennie I know how much you loved your sister too and I pray God’s blessings on you.

  • I am such shock that you are gone. You will be so missed. Sympathies to Norm, Liam and Gena. Love and peace to you my beautiful friend.

  • Norman, please accept my sincerest sympathy on the passing of Alana. My heart is heavy for you and the children because I know how heavy your hearts must be. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Norman there are no word to tell you how truly sorry I am for the family’s loss. She was taken way to young. Keeping you, Liam and Genevieve in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Norm and family,
    So sad to hear of Alana’s passing.
    I have happy memories of working with Alana at Community News and enjoyed seeing her when Community News staff would have a get together.
    The last time I saw her she told me she was working at H. B. DuPont and was enjoying her job.
    Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
    Kate Erwin

  • I’m so so sorry. Alana, was a awesome person. I know she loved her family very very much. I am happy to have known her.

  • Norman, Liam and Gena, I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife/mommy was the best. Know that she loved all of you with all her heart, and take comfort from that. I love you all, and if you need anything, don’t hesitate to ask.
    Aunt Paula

  • It was wonderful to know you. Your were a great mother, mentor and loved all. God bless you. I will see you in heaven.

  • May God bless your family through this time of such a devastating loss.

  • Dear Kaper and Bower Families,
    Praying for Our Lord to shower blessings and
    upon your families. Remembering Alana for her sweet smile and great personality.
    Joanne Puican

  • Kaper & Bower Family,
    My name is Maggie Perdomo. I am Elsie & Lucille’s cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have no doubt that Alana is in heaven with our dear Lord. I am here for you all if you need me.
    Lucille, Bill & Nancy, mom and dad send their love and prayers too.
    Maggie Perdomo
    Coral Gablea, Fl

  • Mrs Bowers was a lovely person. She will be missed by Shamaria and I. Prayers of comfort, strength and peace for the family.

  • Norm,
    I am so sorry. Jamie told me the other day about Alana’s passing and I am still in disbelief. She was such a nice woman. I hope you, Liam, and Genevieve can find some peace together. Stay strong man and know that I am sending prayers and love to you and your family.🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

    My brother from another mother. You know I love you man. Take care of Lacey and the boys. I’ll keep checking on you as you have for me bro. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  • Praying for your family.

  • My heart just hurts for you all.
    My deepest sympathies to you Norm, Liam, Genevieve and the rest of your loved ones.
    Please know you will all be in my prayers in hopes to bring you comfort and strength at such a difficult time.

  • Dear Bower and Kaper families,
    We offer our thoughts and prayers to you and your families at this sorrowful time. We are sorry for your loss… Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Alana is now pain free and at peace in Jesus’ arms. We send our love to Liam and Genevieve and comfort to all her family and friends.
    💔✝️ Prayfully, Marcia and Tony

  • This was shocking to see to say the least. Norm, my prayers are with you, Liam, and Genevieve. It’s been a long time, but I can definitely see Alana as a wonderful mother and teacher. Let me know if you need anything. Very sorry…

  • Dearest Nancy, Bill & Steven, we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Alana. May Alana Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms and may you all, someday, come to rest here on this earth in that same peace. With love and prayers, Tommy, Rita & Kevin Truono

  • Deacon Bill & Nancy,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet daughter. Our hearts go out to all of you. I have memories of her from high school. She was a year ahead of me but we took a biology class together and I always remembered her being quiet and kind. I will miss seeing her in church. It was clear how much she loved God and her family. We love you both and are here for you.
    Amber and Sean

  • Sending hugs and prayers for your entire family. Alana was such a wonderful Mother and person. Always a smile and ready to give a helping hand.

  • I’m 😞🙏🙏🙏
    Praying for your family 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. It is hard when you loss a spouse but much harder when you lose a child regardless of their age

  • Bill and Nancy so sorry to hear of Alana’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Many Hugs and Love. Pat Taylor

  • We are so sorry for your loss, words can not express the are thoughts for you and your family. Love you all.

  • Mrs. Bower was an amazing person. I remember last year, at HB, she was always willing to help students. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  • My deepest condolences to you all. Alana was such a sweet and gentle person and it was such a blessing for me to haven known and worked with her.
    I’m going to be keeping you all in prayer.