Shara Ann Franyovich |

Shara Ann Franyovich

Shara Ann Franyovich, 38, died in her home in Novato on Saturday, Nov.11, after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Franyovich was born Feb. 3, 1968, in Grass Valley. She attended schools in Grass Valley and graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1986.

While in high school, Mrs. Franyovich participated in many school activities and held various California State Student Council offices.

In 1990, she graduated from San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She was the business process consultant for Fireman’s Fund in Novato for the last nine years.

Mrs. Franyovich is survived by her husband, Tom Franyovich; daughter, Miranda Reese Franyovich of Novato; mother and stepfather, Carole and Mel Mouser of Nevada City; father and stepmother, Joe Jr. and Elaine Peters of Rough and Ready; sister and brother-in-law Michelle and David Mattera of San Jose; grandparents Audrey Quinney and George Noel of Grass Valley; aunts and uncles Linda and Gregg Schiffner of Nevada City, Marilyn and Greg Peters of Lake Wildwood and Donna and Tom Price of Eugene, Ore.

Mrs. Franyovich is also survived by mother-in-law, Jean Sutton; father-in-law and his wife, Thomas and Fonda Jo Franyovich; in-laws Kaly and Robert Bonsack and Doris and Michael Piper, all of Sacramento; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Margaret and Joe Peters Sr. and grandfather, Claude Quinney, all of Grass Valley.

Services will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1180 Lynwood Dr., Novato, on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Hospice of Marin, or the American Cancer Society.

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