Lydia Trujillo Sedillo, born July 11, 1937, in La Placita, NM, to Gregorio & Gregoria Sedillo. Lydia left her dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life to be with her heavenly father and heavenly mother, the Virgen de Guadalupe, on September 20, 2022, in Rio Rancho, NM. She was a lifelong resident of New Mexico, having resided in Las Cruces and Rio Rancho.
She worked at White Sands Missile Range, NM, as the Administrative Assistant for the Motor Pool department as well as New Mexico State University as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Engineering. She devoted her life to raising her children and running the household with dedication and making her house a home. She also cared for her younger siblings, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Lydia enjoyed sewing, often making clothing and quilts for her home and family members. Her skills in typing and accounting continued in household management, household correspondence, and budgeting, which were always a priority included in her daily duties. She ensured her shorthand skills were up to date by ensuring Christmas lists remained secret by writing them in shorthand.
Her generosity knew no bounds – she always shared her support, clothing, and talents. Spiritually, she was devoted to the Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus and to the Virgen de Guadalupe. Her daily prayers reached out to family and friends all over the country.
Lydia is survived by daughter Diana Provencio-Marion and husband Lee; grandson Gregorio Poling and wife Amanda, great-grandchildren Quinn, David, and Audrey; daughter Veronica Provencio-Mendoza and partner Steven Lockwood, grandson Lorenzo Mendoza, and granddaughter Elizabeth Mendoza. Also, by two sisters Jesusita Calderon and Julia Sedillo and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lydia is preceded in death by her parents, sister Adelina Sedillo, brothers Avenicio Sedillo and Silverio Sedillo, nephews Gregory Ochoa, and Erik Sedillo, niece Dolores Vega, former husband Miguel R. “Sonny” Provencio, and former son-in-law Ollie Poling – all whose memories she cherished.
Memorial Rosary and Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 1502 Sara Road, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Honorary pall bearers are Gregorio Poling, Lorenzo Mendoza, Elizabeth Mendoza, Dino Carrillo, Al Henry Provencio, Edward Ochoa, Lori Trevino, and Mark Sedillo.
The family would also like to express gratitude to Advanced Home Healthcare for Lydia’s care. Her earthly remains have been entrusted to the care of Daniel’s Family Funeral and Cremations, and Inurnment of her cremains will be held at a later date.
Lydia loved flowers of all kinds, or if you wish, please contribute donations in her memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation at https://www.helpfightra.org/donations/ or the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.