February 10, 1917 ~ July 24, 2011
Sibyl Marian Kidman
1917 – 2011
Sibyl Marian Kidman passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of Sunday July 24, 2011 at age 94. She was born in February 10, 1917 in Garden City, Utah to parents Bert and Vera Erickson. She avoided the many common diseases except the one known as TMB (too many birthdays). The matriarch of the Kidman family she was affectionately known to all as "Granny". She attended Utah State University where she majored in Library Science which reflected her love of books and poetry. She moved to California in 1942 and after marrying William B. Kidman, she soon relocated to Redondo Beach and later Torrance. Often calling it the "Promised Land", she made the South Bay her home for 70 years. She devoted her life to her 6 children as a warm and caring mother who always found a way to provide them with more than just the necessities of life. Later on she worked in local retail until age 70. She found great pleasure in her grandchildren and great grandchildren who visited often. She enjoyed the annual trip to Laughlin, crossword puzzles and the many family gatherings. She was able to remain in her home with the support of her wonderful caregivers Joc, Billie, Pat, Joan, Yvonne and Rose. The family thanks them. She is survived by brother Bert, her children, Bonnie (Dave), Karen, Marian (Michael), Christine, Bill (Micki), Scott (Susheila), Grandchildren, Dawn, Allison, Lindsay, Marissa, Nicole, Shelby, Ryan, Brett, and Lauren, Great Grandchildren, Chris, Maya, Reed and Lars. Granny, we will miss your generous caring heart, sweet spirit, strength and courage. The family will hold a private burial at sea.