JOANINO, Kelly JeanJuly 6, 1984 - September 14, 2021Kelly Jean Joanino (née Goetz), a resident of Elk Grove, California, passed away peacefully Sept 14, 2021, at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Hospital following a drowning accident.Kelly was born July 6, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia, the firstborn of Jim and Chris (Wanamaker) Goetz. She was raised in Alpharetta, GA, alongside her three siblings: Jamie, Clay, and Cole. In early years spent with her sister, Jamie, who is only 14 months younger, the two were inseparable. Gifted in her studies, Kelly graduated from North Springs High School as a member of the magnet program in math, science, and performing arts and participated in dance. After graduation, she moved to California and met her best friend and love of her life, Chris Joanino, whom she married on Aug 31, 2012. She was a devoted mother and passionate advocate for their young daughters, Ryleigh and Daphne, and opened her home as a safe space for friends, family, and anyone who needed comfort or support.She championed her brothers' hopes and dreams, supporting Clay as he left for law school, and traveling across California to watch Cole play baseball in his high school and college years. In her working life, Kelly was an indispensable part of the organizations she joined, giving the best of her energy, leading engaged teams, and driving measurable success. Kelly had a knack for building community and brightening lives everywhere she went. Whether in her neighborhoods, among friends online, or on the cul-de-sac she called home, Kelly brought out the light in others and forged friendships and communities of lasting bonds. She loved spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and mountain biking with family and friends.At the end of her life, Kelly received an Honor Walk from hospital staff to commemorate her final act of kindness and love: giving life to another through her choice to be an organ donor.Survivors include Kelly's husband Chris Joanino, their daughters, Ryleigh and Daphne, and husky puppies, Jedi and Kyro, her parents Chris Goetz, Jim Goetz and wife Joy, siblings Jamie Goetz, Clay Goetz, and Cole Goetz. A large extended family, who loved her dearly, also mourn Kelly's loss, along with her parents-in-law Bernie and Fernando Joanino. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lee and Juanita Goetz, and Francis Patrick and Elizabeth Wanamaker.Family and friends are invited to pay respects at a viewing at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park and Cemetery, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624, 916-732-2031, on Sunday, September 26 from 1 to 4 PM PST and Monday, Sept 27 from 5 to 8 PM PST. A Memorial Service celebrating Kelly's life will be on Saturday, October 2 at 2 PM PST at Sorrento at Dublin Ranch Clubhouse, 4800 Perugia Way, Dublin, CA 94568. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Kelly Joanino to Girls Inc. https://girlsinc.org/.
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV killing two of her passengers pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges.
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV killing two of her passengers pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges. She faces 15 years to life in prison. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley said Wednesday that 30-year-old Lauren Davis pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of second-degree murder for the 2017 deaths of 16-year-old Violet Campbell and 25-year-old Alexys Garcia.