Mimi Lucking Biography – Mimi Lucking Wiki
Mimi Lucking (born Marycarolyn Linda Elizabeth Hawkins) was an interior designer, former Santa Paula school board member and longtime Ventura County supporter of the arts. In addition to serving on the Santa Paula Elementary School District for five years, Lucking was an active fund-raiser for the former Ventura Symphony and the Carnegie Arts Museum in Oxnard.
Lucking also ran her own interior design business and for a time operated an art gallery in Ventura called Pacific Rim. She also served on the National Charity League and was president of the Design House, a fund-raising arm for the Ventura County and now the New West symphony. She helped establish a gift store at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard to raise funds for the fine arts collection.
Born in Philadelphia, Lucking spent her childhood in Swarthmore, a small town outside the city. After graduating from Swarthmore High School in 1958, Lucking enrolled in the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1962 with a teaching certificate and a bachelor’s degree in art.
On her way to study Oriental art history at the graduate level in Miami, Fla., she met her husband at a party at UCLA. After spending a year in Miami, Lucking returned to Los Angeles and on June 19, 1965, married Bill Lucking.
“She left, I wrote a lot of silly letters and then she came back and we got married,” William Lucking recalled. “She was my best friend, pal, lover, mother of my kids, and all the rest of it is pretty unimportant.”
After marrying, the couple moved to Pasadena for two years before returning to Los Angeles to start their family. In 1970, they moved to Santa Paula where Lucking raised her two daughters and served as a substitute teacher before she was elected to the Santa Paula school board in 1983.
Mimi Lucking Age
She was born as Marycarolyn Linda Elizabeth Hawkins in Philadelphia on April 12, 1940. She died on June 14, 1996. She was 56.
Mimi Lucking Husband
Mimi Lucking was married to William Lucking from June 19, 1965, until her death in 1996. She met her husband at a party at UCLA.
Mimi Lucking Children
William Lucking and Mimi Lucking had two daughters, Juliana Lucking and Marjet Lucking.
Mimi Lucking Family
At the time of her death, Mimi Lucking was survived by her husband, Bill Lucking; daughters Marjet Lucking and Juliana Lucking; and her father, W.B. Hawkins, all of Santa Paula.
Mimi Lucking Death
Mimi Lucking died on June 14, 1996, at the age of 56. A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church in Santa Paula. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Clara Valley Hospice of Santa Paula or the American Cancer Society.
Mimi Lucking Cause of Death
She died of cancer.