Born in Alcala, Pangasinan, Philippines, she was the 2nd child of six children of the late Santiago and Maxima Prado. After graduating high school, she married the love of her life, Gregorio E. Ventayen. Following their marriage, they resided in Arizona and Okinawa before settling in Hawaii and making it their home.
Lydia radiated an aura that drew people to her. Her natural beauty, both inside and out, along with her charm and positive energy, left an impression on everyone she met. Though her family meant the world to her, she was also passionate about everything she undertook, especially when it came to business. Because she naturally loved to talk and help people, she ventured into several independent businesses starting with Avon and eventually retiring with Primerica. Her career with A.L. Williams, as a life insurance agent, spanned 40 years and eventually, she worked her way to becoming a Regional Vice President with Primerica Financial Services.
Lydia loved to travel and especially enjoyed her trips to Europe, Cancun, and Southeast Asia. She loved to cook, dance, and spend time with her family and friends. She was always loving and always loved! She was an inspiration to all she met and was treasured by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Eugene and Gregorio E. Ventayen Jr. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gregorio E. Ventayen, and daughters, Divina (Marlito) Lopez, and Joycelyn (Ronaldo) Roy, and grandchildren Desiree and Matthew Lopez, and Sarah Nicole and Cyrus Roy. She is also survived by her brothers Rolando and Alexander (Nelia) Prado, sisters Carmelita (Pua) Tufue and Delia Prado, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and service will be at St. Philomena Church, Honolulu, Hawaii, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 9:30 am, Mass at 11:00 am, and Burial at 1:00pm at Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
"Gone from this Earth, but forever in our memories, forever in our hearts"
Arrangements Provided By:
Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary