November 19, 1950 ~ January 9, 2009
Lydia Ramos Cunanan
Born on November 19, 1950
Returned to her Creator on January 9, 2009
Lydia Cunanan went to be with the Lord on Friday January 9, 2009, in Torrance, CA at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She passed peacefully and entered the Lord's presence joyfully, surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Benjamin Z. Cunanan, and her daughters Kristine Joyce and Kathleen Rose, along with their husbands, Gerardo Tuazon and Jonathan Seruyange.
Lydia was born on November 19, 1950 to Jose and Vergelina Ramos in Olongapo City, Philippines. After graduating from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Lydia worked as a clinical nurse at St Luke's Medical Center in Manila, Philippines. Later, she worked as a school nurse at Olongapo Wesley School.
Lydia and her husband Ben were married on December 27, 1975, and enjoyed 33 years of happiness together. Their first daughter, Kristine Joyce was born on October 26, 1976, and four years later, Kathleen Rose was born on July 28, 1980. In June, 1995, Lydia and her family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Carson, California.
Lydia was passionate about her Lord, and actively served in different ministries. While still in the Philippines, she served at Wesley United Methodist Church in all ministries, especially those related to evangelism, health care, and family ministry. After moving to the United States she remained active wherever she went. Most recently, she was involved in follow up, prayer, counseling, teaching and mentoring ministries at her church, The Word for the World, South Bay. She will be greatly missed by her extended family—the church.
Lydia will be remembered as a loving wife, caring, committed mother, and an encourager to all she met. She was passionate about family life, and loved spending time with her family. Besides singing and playing the piano, she was known to all as a peacemaker, and a faithful and strong woman of God. She consistently lived trusting the promises of the Lord in her favorite verses, Jeremiah 29:11 and Romans 8:28:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Services will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503 on January 14, 2009 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
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