Born Alva Jean McCarty in Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 25, 1936, Alva passed away Jan. 13, 2020 in Citrus Heights, Calif., at the age of 83.
Alva was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Clark; father, Frank McCarty; stepfather, John Clark; sister, Charlotte Ann McCarty; and son, James Kennedy.
She is survived by her sons David Kennedy and John Kennedy (Kati); siblings Frank Clark (Fran), Mary Kay Jay (Gerald), John Clark (Vicki) and Carolyn Loder (Dave); numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren Simon, Jerimie and Meda; and great-grandchildren Ezra and Adeline.
Details of her life or information for in-memorium donations can be viewed at everloved.com/life-of/alva-kennedy/.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episocopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, Calif., 95816.