Lidia was one of ten children born to Ivan and Mavroonya. She grew up in Peski, Russia on a family farm during World War II. in 1954, she moved to tashkent at the age of 17 to pursue higher education and life in a big city. Since a very young age, she was selfless and kind. She devoted her life to the Lord, her family, neighbors and friends. even in a predominantly Muslim country, during the communist regime, she introduced her daughters and grand0daughters to church. Her warm smile and vibrant spirit graced not only all who knew her, but also strangers that she met on the street In 1997, at the age of 60, Lidia sacrificed the life that she built, her home and friends in Tashkent, and moved to America to help raise her grandchildren. Her inability to speak English never stopped her from taking care of her family or giving back to the community. Her ingenuity allowed her family to live comfortably even when money was tight. She was always eager to sew or stitch clothing, grow produce in her garden, or cook creatively with limited ingredients. Her fighting spirit allowed her and her family to overcome many obstacles. She was a breast cancer survivor and put up a tremendous fight against Parkinson’s disease. She will always be loved and greatly missed. Her spirit will live on through the wonderful memories she created and the people she touched.
Lidia, known by her family as “Babulchick,” is survived her her two daughters, Natasha and Elena, son-in-law, Fedor, as well as four grand-daughters, Alina, Polina, Dasha and Katie.