Nancy (Noonan) DAWES

Passed away peacefully in her home December 18, 2012. She was born on May 14, 1935, in Santa Rosa. Nancy is survived by her sister Katie Herlevic as well as by her two nieces, three nephews, three great nieces and one great nephew. Nancy spent most of her life in the Santa Rosa area and enjoyed a very successful career as a social advocate. Nancy was adventurous and had spent much time sailing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans as well as the Caribbean and thru the Panama Canal. Nancy loved her family, reading, camping, painting, folding origami and her many animals. Many of her artistic pieces are enjoyed by family and friends and are lovingly displayed in our homes and offices. Her memory will live on in all those who loved her, and whose lives she has touched. Per Nancy's request there will be no services held. A small private celebration of her life will be held in January. Donations may be made to your local animal shelter.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2013