Alese Kristine Coco, a 23 year old and resident of Torrance went home to be with Jesus on Monday, May 7, 2007. Alese was born on March 10, 1984 and is survived by her parents Paul and Kathy Coco, her sister Shallyn 20, and brother Mark 11, also from Torrance. Alese was an active member of Journey of Faith Christian Church in Manhattan Beach. Alese passed peacefully in the presence of her family after a 5-1/2 year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Alese loved life and in spite of battling this very misunderstood cancer; Alese lived and loved life to the fullest. Visitation will be held Friday evening at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 on Friday, May 11, 2007 from 5:00 to 8:00. Services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 11:00 AM at Journey of Faith 1243 Artesia Blvd (Artesia and Prospect) Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. A luncheon will be served immediately following the services. For additional information about Alese, please visit

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  1. Alese Coco is my true hero. Even when she wanted to give up, she wouldn’t. She continued to fight and bless everyone with her story and power. I am so lucky to have been friends with her. I think about her everyday. <333 Forever and ever.

  2. Thank you Alese for showing us all how to “enjoy life”. We will never forget your beautiful smile, your witty personality, or your ability to make everyone feel so important and loved. You were loved by so many and we will always keep you in our hearts! Love, Nadene, Jeff, Jenna & Kole

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Alese was such an inspiration to many people fighting this disease in Canada. God bless, Colleen

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