KUA Mourns Loss of One of Its Own

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 30, 11:30 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today mourns the loss of one of its own, Nakeyshi Diane Calas, who died suddenly of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the age of 26.

Calas was a seven-year employee of the utility, serving as a customer service representative in the customer financial services division. She was honored by the KUA board of directors in November 2002 as the utility’s employee of the month.

“Today, we mourn the loss of a good friend and dedicated employee,” said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. “Nakeyshi will always be with us in our hearts and minds.”

Calas’ father, Ricky Johnson, is also an employee of KUA where he serves as supervisor of metering.

A viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Osceola Memory Gardens & Funeral Home, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Freedom Tabernacle, 1700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, followed by burial at Osceola Memory Gardens.

Calas is survived by her husband, Rogelio.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com