Lisa Darlene Cronin June 28, 1956 - April 26, 2012 Lisa Darlene Cronin was born in Sheffield Alabama as Lisa Darlene Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband Sean Cronin I and her parents Bobby and Dorothy Russell. She is survived in life by her son Sean Cronin II, his wife Suzie and their children Tom, Sydney, and Santee, her son Jason, and daughter-in-law Rebecca, her daughter Shelby, and son-in-law Justin. Her brother Steve Russell and sister-in-law Deloris, her brother Danny Russell, and her sister Sherri Felger and brother-in-law Kirk, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews and her dear friend Paul Barnwell. When she was 17 her family moved to El Segundo, CA where she graduated high school and started her adult life. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She had a love for cats and was always willing to give her love and care to any cat that crossed her path. Her love for children was even greater. She ran a daycare along with raising her three children. She was known as "Momma" to her children's friends even as adults. She had a knack for sewing and often wore clothes that she made herself. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 2, 2012, at 11 AM by Kern River Mortuary at Shafter Cemetery, 18662 Santa Fe Way, Shafter, CA 93263. Condolences may be made by visiting www.kernriverfamilymortuary.com . www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 1, 2012