Obituary: Lydia Marie Lopez


Lydia Marie Lopez

April 3, 1937 – February 12, 2022

On February 12, 2022, Lydia Lopez, of Blaine, passed away surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters at the age of 84.

Lydia was born on April 3, 1937 to Mary Regalado and Ignacio Santillanes in Santa Barbara, CA. She lived her childhood in Santa Barbara and attended Carpenteria High School. After high school, she met her first love, Joseph Lane.

Later she met her second love, David Lopez. In 1989, they moved to the Pacific Northwest and called Whatcom County their home until her death.

Lydia had a passion and love for gardening and raising Great Danes. Above all her biggest loves was helping raise her great-grandchildren. She never hesitated to help and create a special bond with them. When raising grandbaby days slowed down, you would find her living her best life in front of a slot machine or enjoying some Sees Candies. 

Lydia leaves behind three daughters, Yolanda Nelson, Linda Sanchez and Angela Hill; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband David Lopez and son Raymond Lane.

Our beautiful grandmother and friend will be deeply missed. Please join us for a celebration of life for Lydia on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m., 7505 Treetop Lane, Ferndale.