CARNEY, Jerry Ann
Beloved wife, mother and sister, passed away Nov. 12, 2013 after surgery. Jerry was a warm and witty newspaper reporter and editor, serving many of her working years at the Sacramento Union. Jerry was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a graduate of New Richmond, Ohio, high school and attended Ohio State University. She began her newspaper career at the Kentucky Post, where she was a reporter, editor and daily columnist. One of her favorite duties at the Post was covering the Kentucky Derby, perhaps because her father owned and raced horses. She held many jobs at the Sacramento Union, where she met her husband, Bob Carney. After Jerry left the Sacramento Union she was the city editor of the Anchorage, Alaska, Times and later section leader at the Orange County Register. Unfortunately, illness cut short her career and she retired in 1996 with her husband in Sacramento. Jerry was an excellent cook and a devotee of the food channel. She enjoyed inviting friends at the Sacramento Union to her home for food and fun on Derby day. Jerry is also survived by a daughter, Deborah Monson, grandchildren Myesha and Makayla Robinson; sisters Susan Maher and Cathy Adams, and brothers Doug and David Adams. At this time a memorial celebration of Jerry's life is still being planned. Those who wish may make donations to their favorite charity.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 15, 2013