Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary

1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA


Lydia Ann Pezina

9 July , 19507 June , 2019

Lydia Ann Pezina, age 68, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Riverside Community Hospital. She was born on July 9th, 1950 in Santa Ana, California to Richard and Inez (Salceda) Esparza. She then met her devoted and loving husband John Michael Pezina. They were married in Holy Family Catholic Church on May 6th 1972, then shared 47 blessed years. Lydia was a graduate of Santa Ana Valley High School in 1968. She then went on to work with First Step Child Care Center in Riverside, California. Sharing her loving, nurturing heart with countless children. Lydia truly loved and lived history by spending countless hours researching and recording her own family story through genealogy. She would always say "You are immortal as long as you have family to remember you."

Lydia is preceded in death by both her parents, and her brothers Richard and Ramon Esparza. Left to remember and honor Lydia are her husband John, two children Diane (Luciano) Martinez, Michael (Sheila) Pezina, three sisters Della (David) Alfaro, Linda Salceda, Rachel (Gilbert) Arriaga, brother Victor Esparza, six grandchildren Joseph (Diana) Martinez, Evelyn Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Vivian Pezina, Alfred Herrera, Jerimiah Herrera and one great-grand child Christopher Daniel Ortiz Talavera and many nieces and one nephew.

Please join us in celebrating Lydia's life June 24, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm viewing, 1:00pm - 2:00pm service, 2:30pm - 3:00pm burial at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705


  • Visitation Monday, 24 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 24 June , 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, 24 June , 2019


Lydia Ann Pezina

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Ilene Cheryle Garcia~Acosta

15 August 2019

My deepest condolences to my family, The Pezina Family. I am so sorry for your great loss. I will always remember visiting my Aunt Lydia with my mom as a little girl and playing in the back yard with Michael and Diane. Going with my Dada and Momma to hang out while Uncle Slim told his stories to my Dada and hearing them all laughing til 3am! Aunt Lydia laughing with a serious look always! We love you guys. Blessings to you all. May God give you peace and comfort in your time of need.
Ilene Cheryle and Children &
The entire Garcia~Acosta Family

Pauline Moreno

24 June 2019

It took me awhile to gather up my thoughts, I'm Pauline Lydia`s room mate from the Rehab hospital . We spent many sleepless nights together and checked on each other like every hour planning our escape. Only problem was I couldn't walk and neither could she. We just talked about every thing. We prayed often for the pain to stop. ..............Dear Lydia you know that I love you and your family, your family has been so good to me . Rest now walking and looking at roses. We kept each other alive and laughing.

Martha Waggoner

22 June 2019

My thoughts and prayers to the family. Cousin Lydia was a beautiful person and I remember when she would play with me when I was a little girl. I will always remember her as a loving person with a big heart and soul. May she rest in peace and may God comfort you all.


Cousin Martha & Mike Waggoner

Vivian Ortiz Talavera

21 June 2019

The memories I have with you are ones that I will forever be thankful for you and Grandpa have raised me to be the lady and mother I'm today the unforgettable trips to zoo's amusement parks. And long walks to Parks i will always cherish in my heart i will forever miss your voice and smile to me Grandma you will always be a big part of me i love you Forever Watch over me and my baby from heaven see you soon❤

Linda Salceda

14 June 2019

My sister
Energy can't cease to exist it can only change form energy is eternal there for so are we.
She will be present in the now in a way non of us can. Present looking through your eyes touching through your hands. She will have the ability to focus in many dimensions all at once yet be present when ever you think about her. She has so much more to look forward to then what her entire life time on earth could ever offer. It's not the end it's continuation. Eternal continuation.
Death is not less than its more.
Lydia had a beautiful heart of gold i will forever miss her and the wonderful time we spent.