Helen Marie Lidamore (1932-2020)

Helen Marie Lidamore (1932-2020)

Helen Marie Lidamore, of Fillmore California passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 blessed with 88 years of precious life. After months of failing health, she died serenely at home with her beloved family by her side.
Helen was born on March 28th, 1932 into Theycol and Harold Dorman. As a child she was raised in the small farming community of Bardsdale California. Helen graduated from Fillmore High School in 1950and after one year of Jr. College she began a career at PGE as a Telephone Operator. She was blessed with a daughter Malinda K. Pavlovich from her 1stmarriage and then went on to meet the love of her life Charles E. Lidamore and was blessed with a second Child Phyllis Sparks. Charles E. Lidamore went on to Adopt Malinda as his own. They raised their family in the small agricultural town of Bardsdale where they were members of the Fillmore Piru Citrus Association.
Ms. Lidamore was a strong Matriarch, devoted community member with old fashioned values; Helen was an active member of the Bardsdale United Methodist Church. She took pride working as a Secretary for the Church for over 35 years. Helen was a founding member of the Church Bell choir where she enjoyed and work diligently to give a great performance. She was always thrilled to have her family members come and support her through her annual Christmas Bells performance. She also served alongside the Fillmore Police Department as an active member of the Citizens on Patrol in the 90’s together with her late husband Charles E. Lidamore.
Helen loved to camp by the beach, was an active member of 1000 trails, and enjoyed spending time at her cabin in Frazier Park. She also loved to watch the Dodgers and Lakers play on TV.
Helen Lidamore is preceded in death by Parents, Harold Eugene Dorman, and Theycol Dorman; loving husband Charles E. Lidamore; and son-in-law Robert Sparks.
Mrs. Lidamore is survived by her devoted children, Malinda K. Pavlovich of Fillmore CA, and Phyllis Sparks of Newbury Park CA. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren Rebecca Tafoya, Katrina Tafoya, Kimberly Tafoya, and Anthony Tafoya of Fillmore CA; Nichole Tafoya of Bakersfield CA; Sandra Gutierrez of Thousand Oaks CA, and Jaymee Whitlock of Newbury Park CA. She also leaves behind 24 Great grandchildren, and her caring dog Lucky, 2 cats and 3 birds. Helen loved to work in her garden on her orange tree ranch and putter around the yard. So, we as a family leave this poem for our Dear Grandmee…
God looked around his garden and found an empty space
Then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best