Lydia Donna Dittmeier passed away on July 22, 2013, at the Evergreen Lakeport Health Facility in Lakeport, California of complications from breast cancer
. She was born on January 4, 1955 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and was the middle daughter of George and Domenica Dittmeier, of Valhalla, New York. She leaves behind her mother and father, her sister Carolyn Dittmeier, residing in Rome, Italy and her brother Eric Dittmeier, in Alexandria, Virginia. Lydia was a dedicated artist who lived in Northern California most of her adult life. She displayed her beautiful oil paintings in various shows throughout Mendocino County. She was also an ardent environmentalist, a great lover of animals, and a benevolent Christian woman. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Manzanita Resource Center in Ukiah, California.