A longtime resident of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, Carol passed away November 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Einer and Elizabeth Thomsen. Carol is survived by her sons, Mark Newton of Los Angeles and Steven Newton of Sebastopol; granddaughter Shanti McKay of Guerneville and her former husband and dear friend Godfrey Babbini of Santa Rosa. She was a graduate of Santa Rosa High School and Empire Business College. She was a longtime breeder and exhibitor of Bassett Hounds, and won "Best In Show" at three major events nationally, along with many other awards at local events. A person who loved people, she will be missed by many. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. A reception will follow the service hosted by her dear friends Ken and Carol, (directions available at the service.) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or the American Diabetes Society of Sonoma County, 2106 Longhorn Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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Published in the Press Democrat from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2012