Pat Donovan will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday.
Pat Scully Donovan was born on Oct. 24, 1940, in Dixon. She grew up in the Maytown and Ohio, Ill., area and married Don Donovan on April 23, 1960. They first settled in Mendota, and Don and Pat moved to Princeton in 1972.
Pat operated a daycare in their home for more than 40 years. She loves children, and especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Celebrating with her is her husband, Don; her children, Steve (deceased), Marty (Brenda) Donovan, Greg (Pam) Donovan, Deb (Jeff) Joiner and Jill Swanson-Hullinger (Bill). Pat also has nine grandchildren, Jeannette and Kaitlynn Donovan, Ryan (Mary) Donovan, Cory Donovan and Jason Pennington, and Shelly, Alison and Janey Joiner; and three great-grandchildren, Addie and twins Norah and Maryn.
Pat is an avid reader and enjoys traveling.
The family will be celebrating with a dinner in her honor. Cards may be sent to: 418 W. Peru St., Princeton, IL 61356.