Obituary Carol Ann Kennedy June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Carol Ann Kennedy, 


Carol passed away in Ventura on June 6, 2014.  She was born on April 3, 1945 in Hardin, Montana and was the second child of Betty and Bill Cowley.  Later that year, her family moved to Forsyth, Montana where she spent her formative years.  In 1961, she and her parents moved to Santa Maria, California where she graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1963.  While attending Hancock College in Santa Maria, she had the experience of taking a PE dance class from John Madden before he became an NFL coach.

On June 19, 1965, she married Don Brunner and moved to the Los Angeles area.  She worked for Hughes Aircraft for 26 years.  After the marriage ended, Carol and Don remained business partners and friends.  On December 2, 1989, she married Robert Kennedy.  They moved to Santa Paula in 1993 after building a house on their lemon and avocado ranch.

Carol was a member of Saticoy Country Club.  Although she was far from a scratch golfer, she recorded two hole-in-ones (a feat unequalled by other golfers in her family).  In recent years, she was a docent at the Santa Paula Art Museum, worked at fundraisers for the Santa Clara Valley Hospice Group and occasionally played social golf. Every Thursday night she and Bob enjoyed dining with a group of friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Bill Cowley and is survived by: her husband, Bob Kennedy; her step-son, Nick Kennedy; brothers-in-law, Tom Kennedy, David Kennedy and Mike Herrera; sisters-in-law, Pat, Carol and Pam Kennedy, and Jeanne Herrera; her brother, Pat Cowley; sister-in-law, Sharon Cowley; niece, Carol Cowley; nephew, Patrick Cowley; and many cousins including Jim Cunningham who played golf with her. 

Carol had a strong will and possessed a fantastic sense of humor.  She was a great cook and took pride in decorating her house.  Carol was a fun person to be with and will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives.

A memorial/celebration of her life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Saticoy Country Club, located at 4450 North Clubhouse Drive in Somis, California.

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