Carolyn Livengood; The End of an Era **UPDATE**

South San Francisco, CA  October 3, 2017 

Community leader Carolyn Livengood was an advocate for those in our region, especially for our Veterans. May she rest in peace.

Less than a month ago Carolyn was planning on covering an event for Everything South City. At the last minute she needed to cancel, which as many know, is unlike Carolyn. Knowing she had used a lot of energy fighting cancer yet was back on her feet, back in her game, it was understandable she might need more rest. Cancer takes a lot out of you…..

Today we find out it took everything out of Carolyn, as the news spread that she died today from the cancer she had been fighting. “I hope I find some answers as to why I am feeling ill and lacking energy, which is not like me” she said last month lamenting this was the first ‘assignment’ she was not able to complete as she headed back to her doctor.

“Rest in peace Carolyn Livengood.” wrote San Bruno Councilmember Ken Ibarra, long time friend and neighbor of Carolyn’s “You were a friend and advocate for so many and for so long. An entire region thanks you for your community involvement.”

Her style of writing, her keen interests, her sense of right and wrong, of community, is a testament to the depth of her caring for us all in the manner of an era that is quickly fading. May her memory be a blessing.


UPDATE: Visitation on Monday, Funeral on Tuesday. We will update details as they become available.

UPDATE:Services for Carolyn are as follows:

Family and friends may visit on Monday, October 9 after 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae, with a Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Saint Robert Catholic Church, Oak Avenue and Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.


Committal will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma.


UPDATE: Obituary can be found HERE

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[…] personal passion was to remember and honor our veterans and this year her absence was felt after her passing in October. Carolyn served as the President of the Avenue of Flags Committee which is a […]

Jasmine D.
5 years ago

May she rest in peace…

Corine B.
Corine B.
5 years ago

Carolyn Livengood will be greatly missed by friends from the San Mateo Times and Classified Department. She was the one who kept us all up to date, even 20 years after its close. Sitting next to her in the So. Amphlett building, working with her in “North County”, many lunches and events spent together will all be long in my memory. She was a good friend and co-worker with high standards, never holding back on what she thought about anything. You could always count on the truth from Carolyn. It was just about a year ago she was strong in her battle looking beautiful with her hair wrapped. Rest in peace dear one.

Rose G
Rose G
5 years ago

Rest in Peace good neighbor