Robert Padilla Madrid
December 13, 1962 – June 30, 2019
Suddenly, on June 30, 2019, while celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Lydia, and their dear friends the Knudsons, Robert Madrid passed from this life to the next.
Robert was a deeply spiritual and remarkable man, who will be greatly missed by all who know him. He possessed incredible talents and was unconditionally loved by many but especially, by those to whom he was a father figure.
He was born in Silver City, New Mexico on December 13, 1962 to Ernestina (Padilla) and Robert M. Madrid.
He met Lydia, his soul mate and the love of his life, in the 9th grade at Silver High School and they continued their inseparable, loving adventures until his passing. When they were both 19, Robert and Lydia were married on June 30th1982 at the Opera House in Pinos Altos, New Mexico. They moved to Marble Falls in 1987 and started R&L Custom Painting which evolved into Madrid Signature Homes as it is currently known.
Robert was a craftsman, master of his trade, and his visionary skills were second to none. He held himself to the highest standards, ultimately, making his work unparalleled. When Robert set his mind to something, he didn’t move until the project was meticulously planned from start to finish and nothing surprised him. He saw it coming.
Many would call Robert tri-lingual because he was fluent in Spanish, English and Music. His ear for music enabled him to melt an audience with his beautiful voice and his guitar skills gave you something to hum the rest of the night. Robert never missed an opportunity to play his guitar and sing with his friends and family. He especially enjoyed playing with Rick Cummings and the rest of the gang at the Black Hole Studio. Occasionally, he also played at weddings and wineries. It was a beautiful moment anytime he pulled out his guitar and sang.
The family would especially like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Juliette Madrigal and her staff for their unwavering and loving support of Robert and Lydia.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years Lydia, Mother Ernestina, and step- father Manny Chacon, two older sisters Betty (Doug) Baer, and Dina Madrid and two younger brothers Richard (Tina) and Ronnie (Reyes). In addition, he is survived by his Father in law, Ray Leon and his wife Louise, and brother in law Richard Leon and sister in law Lori (Carlos) Provencio. Also cherishing his memory are his numerous and dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and innumerable friends. He was proceeded in death by his Father Robert M. Madrid, his dear sister Rose and his precious four-legged baby girl, Ginger.
There will be a celebration of Robert’s life on July 13, 2019 at 11am at The Church at Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge, Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Living Love Animal Shelter, PO Box 1266, Marble Falls, Texas 78654.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019
Robert Padilla Madrid
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Mark & Suzanne Knudson
July 12, 2019
We have been blessed to have Robert and Lydia in our lives for the last year. What started out as a work connection turned into a great, loving, caring friendship. Robert and Lydia share an uncommon love for each other - and you see it in their eyes and the smiles on their faces. There was never a day that Robert didn't have a smile and a positive outlook - even if it wasn't the best of days for him. Our time with Robert was cut way too short, but the positive memories will live on forever. The sketch below is one Robert did for us of our dog, who also loved it when she saw their truck drive into our driveway. Lady Bird (Birdie) was adopted by Robert and Lydia during our backyard project. The collar was given to her by them, since she always was close at hand to make sure the project went smoothly. Robert - we love you and will miss you. Lydia - we love you, and are here any time you need us (including doggie kisses).
July 12, 2019
I met Robert on October 12, 2018 for the first time. He was such a genuine and caring man with eyes of gold. My girlfriend Victoria and I were on vacation to Marble Falls, TX to visit our dear friends when Robert and Lydia crossed our paths. Robert was a remarkable man with a personality that could light up a room, and Lydia was such a kind and loving soul that could make friends with anyone, we were destined to meet. Victoria and I had the opportunity to help Lydia and Robert overcome obstacles that barred them from a healthier and fruitful life, and I could not be more grateful to of done so. In only the 6 hours we spent together I felt like we made a lifelong connection that could not be severed. On this day I reminisce of the good times spent with Robert and Lydia and the impact Robert has made on our lives. We honor Robert for his personality, resilience and passion for life. Life is meant to be lived and Robert you did just that.
Georgia & Ralph Edgar
July 10, 2019
It’s crazy how vividly I remember meeting Lydia for the fist time when we were in 4th grade when her dad started dropping her off in the mornings at my bus stop in his red pickup truck. She has been one of my dearest, closest, best friends ever since. My friendship with Robert goes all the way back to his first date with Lydia in 9th grade. I’ve had the joy of witnessing their relationship blossom firsthand. Together they achieved great things, most important, and precious, being their beautiful marriage and the deep love and respect they had for one another.
I have so many wonderful memories of both of them and I cherish those memories more than ever now. One I will share is how much I loved when they would come visit us in Houston and Robert would bring out his guitar and sing. My favorite was ‘Whiskey Lullaby,’ he played and sang it so beautifully. I swear, I actually wished and imagined that he would someday sing at my funeral, especially that song. It never occurred to me the possibility that it wouldn’t happen. I can’t even fathom the pain and loss that my dear friend is going through. Ralph and I love you, Lydia, with our whole hearts and our whole souls. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, the Madrid family, and the Leon family.
Most sincerely and with all our love,
Georgia and Ralph
Lorie and Carlos Provencio
July 5, 2019
Robert Madrid and Lydia spent many holidays with us in Silver City, New Mexico. Robert loved to play love songs to Lydia and was loved by all of us. His laughter and jovial manner echos in our hearts and memories. Our deepest condolences to the the family.
July 5, 2019
Robert could make anyone laugh. Such as, there was an older deaf couple that I help with sign language during our Bible meetings at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Robert who knew no sign language would come up to them and go through dramatic hand and facial motions like he was telling the best story ever, though it was nothing. The couple loved it and laughed just seeing him walk up to them. He had a gentle heart and sweet nature. Miss him so! Included a photo from 1991 on a trip we took to New Orleans. We were enjoying the Coffee & Beignets. Loved my time with him and Lydia so much!