Lila Pennington
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Lila Pennington
  • February 15, 1953 - December 22, 2017
  • Escondido, California

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Lila Pennington, born Maria Cirila Lopez Martinez in Santa Elena, Panfilo Natera, Zacatecas, Mexico, on February 15, 1953 to J. Cruz Lopez and Petra Lopez Martinez, passed away on December 22, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her Father J. Cruz, Mother Petra, oldest brother Francisco "Pancho", and youngest Brother Adolfo "Fito's.

Lila is survived by her only child; Albert Castillo, his wife Sara Castillo, his daughters Lila Marie and Ava Riley; Sister Delfina Lopez, Brothers; Norberto, Jose, and Antonio. Additionally she is survived by a large extended family of cousins, nephews and nieces.

Lila had an incredible inner strength which she passed on to her son. She lived with a generous and joyous heart, offered an easy smile, always willing to help, and had a deep love for all things related to God and her son's family.

Going to Church, the congregation, Albert, Sara, Lila and Ava were the drivers that kept her going as her health continued to fail during the past 5 years.

Over the past few years, time with her granddaughters buoyed her until the next trip or Skype session and along with church were her only priorities.

Lila is loved deeply and is missed physically, but her positive impact has been felt and passed on to the next generations, which brings us peace.