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Louise Donivan

July 26, 1925 — December 2, 2016

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Louise Donivan, 91, of Carlisle, passed peacefully at home on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Born July 26, 1925 in Upper Tract, WV, she was a daughter of the late Zebulon K. and Myrtle A. (Barger) Judy.  She was the widow of Royal S. Donivan, who died May 4, 2011.

Mrs. Donivan was a graduate of the Tri-County Beauty Academy, Somerset.  She operated her own beauty shop and had also worked as a beautician at the Loyalton Nursing Home and the Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was a Democratic Committee person for North Middleton Township and had worked the polls for many years.

Louise was a member of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Kingstown.

She was preceded in death by four sisters:  Mary E. Snyder, Nellie D. Judy, Catherine Van Pelt and Phoebe Grass and two brothers:  James and Gale Judy.

Surviving are a son:  Lynford K. ( and wife Sandy) Donivan and a daughter:  Cathy S. Waters, all of Carlisle; a grand daughter:  Rebekah A. Waters of Carlisle and a sister:  Virginia Judy of Mattie, Pa.

The family extends a warm and special  thank you to all the wonderful caregivers and her ex son-in-law Matt Waters for helping with her care that allowed her to remain at home.

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from the Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mattie, Pa.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 A. M. until time of service.

The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Celtic Hospice, 900 Century Drive, Suite 201, Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055.

Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

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