On April 22, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association celebrated its 9th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon honoring Ellen Brokaw and remembering Corolyn Powell, two dedicated mothers who gave tirelessly to their families and community. Over 170 guests paid tribute to these two amazing women at the Las Posas Country Club.
Ellen Brokaw is the head of the Brokaw Ranch Company and is actively involved in solving housing issues that face agricultural workers. Her five adult children Debbie, Rob, Elisabeth, Will and Elena (Ventura Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships Director) spoke highly of her as both a mother and businesswoman, clearly an inspiration to them all.
The “In Memory Of” tribute went to Corolyn Powell. Sons John, Nobel III, granddaughter Maureen Hefelfinger, and longtime friend Harry Crosby recalled their memories of Corolyn, known to her neighbors as the “Fernwood Drive Block Mom”.
Over $115,000 was raised. All funds go toward ensuring that Ventura County patients have access to quality home health care, compassionate hospice, and vital in-home assistance regardless of their ability to pay.