Clara Louise Kennedy sponsored obituary
Auburn, California resident of forty years, Louise Kennedy died peacefully, at home near the “Lake of the Pines” north of Auburn on Monday July 02, 2007.
Louise was born January 27, 1934 to Frederick Herman Haverkampf and Alta Haverkampf (Wyatt) of Van Nuys, Ca. She graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1952. After high school, Louise worked at Butler Brothers Department Store. Shortly after that she met her husband of 48 years William Joel Kennedy. They were married July 25, 1957. Shortly after that they moved to Alta, Ca. where Bill went to work for PG&E at Drum Fore Bay. In the fall of 1958 they were forced to return to southern California for work. They bought a house in Northridge, Ca. Louise settled in at
home as a new mother. She had three sons, Steven Laurence, John Joel, and Terry Michael Kennedy. Louise was a very devoted mother. In the early years as a mother she and Alice Myers, best friend from high school, began a life of giving. By this time the war was on in Vietnam and they began making cookies and sending care packages overseas to the troops. In 1967 Louise and Bill returned to Nevada County and settled here. Louise became a Real-estate Agent then Broker. She sold property in the Loomis basin for 30 years.
Louise was famous for her apple pies. She would fill a request for apple pie at anytime to close family and friends. She was famous for her needle work and usually took first place in any contest she ever entered. She never sold the blankets she made, they were always given away to family and friends. After her sons grew up and moved out she returned to a life of giving. Louise assembled a group for close friends and began a tradition in Auburn, Ca. They started the first free Thanksgiving Dinner open to anyone who wanted to attend. Over the next 15 years Louise and her friends fed hundreds of homeless and elderly in Auburn. One Christmas Eve while we were riding to the hospital to see her husband Bill who was critically ill, she had to make a stop. We pulled up a side street in Auburn and in a driveway. Louise asked if I would
help her, she opened the trunk and in the trunk was a complete Christmas for an Auburn family in need, complete with the gifts for the kids and all the trimmings. When I asked her about it she replied simply, they need our help son.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Herman Haverkampf and Alta Haverkampf (Wyatt), Louise’s husband William Joel Kennedy, sisters Jenny Derby and Marlene Huihui of Van Nuys, Ca.
She is survived by her sons & their families, Steven & Michele Kennedy of Nevada, John & Diane Kennedy of Auburn, Ca., Terry Kennedy of Grass Valley, Ca., her grandchildren, Jonathon J. Kennedy of Casper, Wyoming, Alicia M. Kennedy of Grass Valley, Ca., Craig & Shawn Kennedy of Grass Valley, Ca., her sister
Lettie Cheryl Critchfi eld (Al) of Todd Valley Ca. her brother Jerry Haverkampf (Belinda) of Auburn, Ca., her sister- in-law, Ramona Kennedy of Auburn Ca., nieces and nephews Linda Critchfi eld of Canyon County, Ca., Trina Haverkampf of Roseville, Ca., Doug Haverkampf of Auburn, Ca., Lani Huihui of Van Nuys, Ca.,
David Huihui of Stevenson Ranch, Ca., Loke Huihui of Canyon County, Ca., and all of the above family’s spouses and their children.
She is to be cremated with no funeral services planned. We will be having a graveside service on Saturday August 4, 2007 at 1:00pm at Hooper & Weaver Memorial Lawn at 459 Hollow Way in Nevada City, Ca. for the internment of both Louise and Bill Kennedy. At that time all friends and family are welcome. You may
send fl owers if you like to Hooper & Weaver Memorial Lawn the day of the service. To make a donation in Louise Kennedy’s memory please send a check to: Higgins Volunteer Firefighter Association 10106 Combie Road, Auburn, Ca 95602.
Clara Louise Kennedy
January 27, 1934 ~ July 2, 2007
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