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Carolyn Donna Richey

May 21, 1946 — May 7, 2019

Much loved wife, mother, sister, and friend Carolyn Donna "Cari" Richey peacefully went to Heaven on May 7, 2019, at age 72 while family was at her bedside. After receiving a liver transplant in 2015 to treat Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), sadly, the condition returned and ultimately claimed her life.
Cari was born May 21, 1946 in Waltham, MA to Wallace and Helen Eisner. When she was a toddler the young family migrated to Northern CA. The family grew to seven children and they dwelled at different times in Sacramento and the Red Bluff area.

In adulthood, Cari's life's work was making a warm and welcoming home for husband Walter ("Walt"), raising her three sons, loving her stepchildren, and spoiling her grandchildren. She was such a blessing to her family and friends, generously sharing her beautiful smile, her caring spirit and her many gifts—including playing the piano, creating various types of artwork and calligraphy, and delicious gourmet cooking.

For more than 25 years, Cari's happy place was boating on the California Delta, where she and Walt made many lifelong friends that became extended family. Later in life, Walt and Cari purchased beachfront property in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, where they enjoyed sunrises and sunsets while cruising in their motorized toys along the sandy beach.

Cari is survived by husband Walt, sons Kirk, Keith (Susan), and Kristopher, stepchildren Rodney (Judy), Cheryl (Stephen), and Russ (Otilia), plus numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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