Carol Ann Grant, 77, of Stockton, California went to be with Jesus on September 4, 2016. She was born on July 26, 1939 in San Mateo, California to Michael and Ina Rusnak. She was one of the first women letter carriers for the United States Postal Service in San Mateo County, California. She then went into the retail grocery business for more than 20 years.
After multiple surgeries she left the grocery business and went back to school at Humphries College in Stockton, California where she made the Dean’s List with straight A’s. After graduating she worked for the State Compensation Fund in San Francisco for 10 years and retired in 1999. She and her husband, Larry Grant, moved to Stockton, CA to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Ina Rusnak and her husband, Larry Grant, the love of her life!
Carol leaves behind to cherish her memory, one brother, Kurt Rusnak (Dora) of Dublin, CA; a brother-in-law, Bart Grant (Kay) of Redwood City, CA.; three children: Mike Saner (Carol) of Lodi, CA, Tim Saner of Walnut Creek, CA, and Vicki Logan (Jim) of Stockton, CA; two step children: Kristie Grant Cockrell (Matt) and Ginger Barker (Andy) both of Oswego, OR. There are also nine grandchildren: Angie Reed (Aaron), Joshua Saner (Chelsea), Jessica Saner, John Logan (Brittany), Tim Logan, Dayva Cockrell, Oliver Cockrell, Abigail Barker and Miles Barker; three great grandchildren: Taylor Reed, Hailey Reed and Jackson Logan, favorite cousins (you know who you are!), numerous other family and friends, and her beloved dog Trixie Grant.
Some of her favorite things were vacationing with the love of her life Larry Grant, bowling (leagues and tournaments), gambling in Reno, bingo with Amanda Marchesotti, watching football (Go 49ers!), and attending her home church, Lifesong, where she met and fell in love with Jesus in 2002 and was baptized a year later.
She loved and adored her dogs over the years (FiFi, Little Chip, Sabrina, Toto, Missy, BeBe, and Trixie), but her ultimate joy and passion was spending time with her family and friends!
A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Lifesong Church, 3034 Michigan Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carol’s home church at their website Lifesong.net.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.