Carolyn Pigniolo Emmons
Carolyn Pigniolo Emmons
  • July 5, 1926 - April 11, 2017
  • La Mesa, California

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Our mother Carolyn Emmons's final rest will be this Saturday, April 15 at 11 am with interment next to our father Bill.

A graveside service will be held at El Camino Memorial Park in the Garden of Honor section.

Carolyn Martha was born July 5, 1926 to Charles & Hazel Pigniolo in New Orleans, LA

• Lived the typical childhood for a Navy family with many relocations between CA, FL and VA.

• Big brother Jack Pigniolo was there to look up to and they enjoyed a close relationship.

• Attended SDSU, graduating in 1949 with a degree in administrative sciences and minor in history

• Ever imaginative and creative stay at home homemaker

• Alpha Delta Chi Christian Sorority sister and adult mentor.

• Love of history and collecting for her many scrap books and personal library reference file

• San Diego school secretary to the principal at Hamilton Elementary school where she and Jack had attended as children

• Married William Arthur Emmons in 1954 until his passing in 1997

• Founding member of College Park Presbyterian - now Faith

• Enjoyed the southern California life with Bill and children Daniel, Ken, Tom (Holly) and Charlene (Jim)

• Scout leader, home and church child caregiver, tireless volunteer for many charities

• Dear and supportive companion to all her friends and those that touched her life

• Made sure we kids got to see our great National and State Parks and immersed in Mother Nature

• In retirement many camping trips and travels to a countrywide RV time share in their pop-top camper

• Frequent summer trips to Shelter Island for beach bonfires with family and friends

• Capable and caring grandmother to James, Julia, Nathan and Christopher Emmons

• Big smiles for great-granddaughter Paisley Emmons who arrived this past June.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the La Mesa Historical Society ( and Mt Helix Park Foundation ( are kindly encouraged. These were a few of our mother's passions.

A reception with light refreshments will follow at 1 pm at 3421 Voltaire St in San Diego to celebrate Carolyn's life with family and friends. We look forward to having you share your memories with us.