Lydia Carron, 90, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Linn Manor Care Center, Marion. Funeral services and visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
She is survived by her children,
Maurice, Elaine, Laura, Joseph (Sally), Francis (Cynthia), Colette (Greg) and Thomas (Edith); 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A special thanks to
her "surrogate" daughter, Sally Melton, for her concern and kindness.
Lydia Margareta Trautman was born April 4, 1927, in Golden Spike, Alberta, Canada, to Jacob and Katharina (Baumberger) Trautman, where she spent her childhood. In August 1946, she married Maurice Carron in Vancouver, British Columbia. After the end of World War II, the couple moved to Des Moines, Iowa, then to Cedar Rapids, where she became a U.S. citizen in 1954.
Lydia and Maurice made their home in Cedar Rapids for over 60 years, raising eight children. Her dedication to family and her willingness to share her many creative talents had a significant impact on friends and family. Lydia lived her life with incredible determination and resourcefulness. Her interests included gardening, weaving, and doll collecting and repair. She was a passionate member of the Hawkeye Doll Club for many years. In her later years, her greatest wish was that we love one another.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Marlene; parents; and seven siblings.
The family would like to thank the staff of Linn Manor Care Center and Hospice of Mercy for providing the incredible care she received in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice Care.
Please share your support and memories with Lydia's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.