Carol was born in San Francisco and died in Sacramento on August 26, 2015. Age 78. Carol is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Donovan (Jim) and sons Michael (Lynn) and Steven (Nancy) and granddaughters Caitlin and Zoe. She is also survived by her sister, Joan McKenna of San Jose along with several nieces and nephews and a few grandnieces and grandnephews. Carol taught 4th grade in San Francisco for 3 years before starting a family. She lived in Sacramento with her husband for over 46 years. In earlier years, she was active in skiing, tennis and golf. According to her sons, she baked the best banana bread in the world. The family would like to thank the management and staff at Revere Court for her excellent care and compassion over the past 5 years and the Sutter Hospice Team for their diligent service over the past year. Per Carol's request, there will be no services. Her ashes will be spread in San Francisco Bay.
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Published by The Sacramento Bee on Sep. 6, 2015.