Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation. Psalms 71:18
Lydia Griego 98, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on June 21, 2023. She was born in Pueblo, Colorado on June 3, 1925, to the late Alberto and Francis Munoz Urbina. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and John Urbina, and her sister Cecelia Gyorkos. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Edward Griego, and her former husband Jose D. Griego. She is survived by her children, Joseph P. Griego, Armando (Marcella) Griego, Rebecca G. Allen, and Judith Griego. She is also survived by her brother Arthur Urbina, her grandchildren, Joseph M. (Felicia) Griego, Dr. Bethany M. (Alex) Carvajal, and Alexandra Allen, her great-grandchildren, Samuel J. Griego, Esai C. and Britton G. Carvajal along with numerous nieces and nephews.
It was Lydia’s wish that there be no formal services. She said she was served while she lived. Memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo’s Southwest Church of Christ and Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Lydia was a woman who loved and served God. She had a faith that moved mountains in her life, these mountains presented themselves in many ways through obstacles, difficulties, impossibilities, and at times insurmountable situations. Yet God blessed and answered her prayers, remaining faithful throughout her entire life clear to the end, a true testament of God’s love for her. Lydia told everyone that God is all you have and all you will ever need. She passed on that example of faith to her children, her children’s children, and the generations that follow.
Lydia did not have to say that she was a Christian, you knew she was simply in her presence. Her light was seen and felt without a word.
The heart of a caregiver is a rare quality and you will always hold a special place in our hearts reserved for you for everything you sacrificed, everything you did, the love showed, and the compassion given to our mom. Her family would like to extend their appreciation to the following: To her doctors, Dr. Kari A. Coffey, Dr. Fadi Alattar, Dr. Scott N. Hurlbert, and Dr. Kevin Mcclintock. To the compassionate caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Chaplin Michael Smith, Connie RN, Alex RN, Johanna, Audie, Billie Jean, Catalina, Erin, Heide, Liz, Lynnea, Maria, Melissa, Rachel, Renee, Samone, Tarie, Haley, Karen, Alma, Crystal, and Briana. To Aerocare of Pueblo. A special thank you to Nora Salazar CNA, Jeanette Martinez, and Anne from Jiggers Hair Salon.
Judith’s siblings Joseph, Armando, and Rebecca wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to her for being a devoted daughter, caregiver, friend, and companion to mom. Judith gave selflessly beyond healthy boundaries just as mom had done all her life. Thank you, Judith, for everything you did and the many ways that you provided and saw that mom had everything she needed, everything she wanted and so much more.
Our mother Lydia was everything to us. She was our wellspring of love, hope, sympathy, and forgiveness. Lydia was our consolation in sorrow, and our strength in weakness. It was an honor and a blessing to call this lovely and precious lady, mom.