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Kathleen Cunningham (1947 - 2010)

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Kathleen died of heart failure on November 28, 2010 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was 63. She lived as she died, fearlessly.
Her life was devoted to public service. She worked for Solano County Mental Health through its transition to Solano County Health and Social Services. She was a dedicated volunteer with Upper Solano County Rape Crisis Service and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Solano County. Kathleen was a proud democrat and political progressive.
Kathleen's passion for world cultures was expressed through her love of music, food, art and travel. Her passport contains stamps from 30 countries on 5 continents. She enjoyed high tea in London, shopping in the Casbah in Morocco and riding elephants in India.
When not traveling, Kathleen enjoyed her dogs, sewing, gardening and cooking. Her many nieces, nephews, granddaughters and young friends will miss their annual handmade pajamas. She hosted wonderful dinner parties and extended her love of cooking to catering with her close friends. Kathleen was a self-described news junky, with preferences for NPR and the BBC, though her guilty pleasure was watching The View.
Kathleen graduated from Cocoa High School and UC Davis. She also attended Brevard Jr. College and the University of Florida. She was born in Atlanta, GA, lived in Cocoa, FL, Bridgefield, CT and moved to Fairfield, CA in 1972.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rosencrans (David); granddaughters, Hailey and Abigail Rosencrans of Colorado; her brother, James Cunningham; and sister, Susan Hogue both of Georgia, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, James and Burdella Cunningham of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 10 AM at Grace Episcopal Church in Fairfield, CA. Burial will be at Rockville Cemetery. All who knew Kathleen are welcome.
Donations may be made in Kathleen's name to CASA Solano County, 600 Union Ave., Suite 204, Fairfield, CA 94533.