Mother's Day Luncheon
Friday, April 27, 2018 • 11:30 to 1:30
Las Posas Country Club
Carolyn Daily Menne
Carolyn is a 4th generation Californian, born at Lying-In Hospital in Oxnard, and raised in Camarillo. She graduated from the University of Southern California and married John J. Menne in 1957. Carolyn and John have three children, eight grandchildren, and recently they were blessed with their first great-grandchild. Throughout her life, Carolyn has devoted herself to her family, church, and community. With great love of Ventura County, Carolyn has given back in so many ways. Among others, she has supported Ventura County agriculture, Las Patronas (past President), Ventura County Museum of History and Art (past member of the Board of Trustees), and St. Mary Magdalen and Padre Serra Catholic Churches. Carolyn has deep gratitude and admiration to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association for all their love and compassionate care for so many. Finally, it is noteworthy that Dr. Robert Livingston was Carolyn’s great-uncle.
Helen Kimball Pidduck
Helen Kimball Pidduck was born in 1921 to Ventura pioneer ranchers Eugene and Mabel Kimball. Upon graduating from Stanford University (1942), she married Edwin Pinkerton of Santa Paula who was a fighter pilot. Eight months after the birth of their son, Kurt, “Pink” was killed over France. (Her brother, Gordon, was also killed in the war; her brother, Charles, died in a private plane accident in 1961.) In 1946 Helen married Richard W. Pidduck, Jr. and moved to his ranch in Oxnard where they raised lemons, limes, and three more children: Richard, Jane and Carolyn. Ingrained with a strong sense of civic responsibility, Helen served on the Ocean View School Board, the Ventura County Symphony Board, the Ventura County Grand Jury, and the Museum of Ventura County Fine Arts Committee. Additionally, she was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Oxnard, Floral Artists, Poinsettia Club, and PEO Chapter IU. Helen enjoyed reading, gardening, flower arranging, and prompting those around her to tuck in their shirttails and put their best foot forward.