Lydia E. Burgos

Lydia E. Burgos

August 21, 1942 – January 12, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, Guillermo and Olga Burgos; sisters, Judith Meiners and Carmie Burgos.  Survived by brothers and sisters: Winston G. Burgos (Gladys), Yolanda E. Burgos, Olga Kordash (Lee), Martha Burgos and William E. Burgos (Philomena); brother-in-law, Deacon Louis Meiners; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family receives friends Friday, January 17th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a WAKE SERVICE at 7pm.  FUNERAL MASS: Saturday, January 18th, 10:30am, St. James Catholic Church (4720 N. 90th St.)  INURNMENT: Resurrection Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church Religious Education Programs or to the church.



  • Kwin Moran Posted January 14, 2020 11:10 pm

    We are praying for the Burgos family. It has deeply saddened us to hear about Lydia’s passing.

  • Mary Mills Posted January 15, 2020 9:04 am

    Olga and family, I am saddened to hear of Lydias passing.. Growing up with you all, and taking Spanish from her senior year. It’s been my pleasure.

  • Rose Davis Posted January 15, 2020 9:11 am

    Know that my prayers and are with you in this time of grief.

  • Holly Goshinski Posted January 15, 2020 10:28 am

    I was so sad to read of Lydia’s passing. I was a student at Westside where she taught. I was not lucky enough to have her as a teacher and mentor but I would always see her and say hi and she was just so friendly and had such a sweet smile. She was so kind to everyone that she came in contact with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

  • Dave Phipps Posted January 15, 2020 10:30 am

    Lydia was a joy to be around. She was definitely one of my favorite patients to visit. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Martha and the rest of the Burgos family at this trying time.

    • Martha Posted January 24, 2020 4:58 pm

      Dave thank you so much for being so good to my sister. She really liked working with you on her therapy.

  • Jo Nelle Nelson Robinson Posted January 15, 2020 11:43 am

    Dear Marta and all:
    So sorry to hear about Lydia’s passing. Even before she taught at Notre Dame and influenced so many lives there, the Burgos family were good neighbors to all of us Nelsons and were a big part of our neighborhood. We are thinking of all of you!
    Rest In Peace good and faithful servant!
    Jo Nelle

    • Martha Posted January 24, 2020 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much for thinking of us and for your prayers. Such good memories of our time in our north Omaha neighborhood.

  • Leslie Martin 65 Fox Posted January 15, 2020 1:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Jeff Beals Posted January 15, 2020 9:11 pm

    Lydia was one of my favorite teachers and I was in classes for eight straight years at four different schools: Loveland Elementary in 3rd and 4th grade; Prairie Lane Elementary in 5th and 6th grade; Valley View Junior High in 7th-9th grade and Westside High School in 10th grade. Every time I progressed to another school, Lydia was transferred. She and I always got such a kick out of that. She was an outstanding teacher and an even better person. Even though I graduated from high school almost 33 years ago, I still use many of the lessons Lydia taught me all those years ago. I am forever grateful that she was part of my life. My God bless her soul and bring comfort to all her friends and family members.

  • CARMELITA J BERNDT Posted January 15, 2020 9:22 pm

    Saddened to hear of Lydia’s passing remembering her in my prayers. She was a classmate and fellow boarder at NDA. We had many fun times together.

  • Patricia Coyle-Rogers Posted January 17, 2020 10:48 am

    Please accept my sincere sympathy at the death of Lydia. I was privileged to have her as my Spanish teacher at Notre Dame. I enjoy working with her for school dance projects. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all.

  • Lynnette Lindquist Posted January 17, 2020 4:43 pm

    Srta. Burgos was my favorite teacher in high school. My best memories from that time took place over the course of the two years I spent in her classroom. Going on my graduation trip to Spain with her was an amazing experience. Srta. Burgos was so creative, kind, and generous. She inspired me to learn, as well as to teach. I am so sorry she’s gone, and I pray that she rests in peace.

  • Elaine Bartek Dave Posted January 18, 2020 8:09 pm

    Dear Winston, Yolanda, Olga, Martha and William,
    Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your dear sister. Lydia and I were classmates and boarders at Notre Dame Academy. I remember when she moved to Omaha from Panama, and tried to get the whole family up here. When her mother moved here, Lydia took me to her home to see her mother’s fabulous elaborate Bethlehem scene. Lydia came to my home in Wahoo and my family loved her. She was such a genuine person and always cheerful. We will miss her. Be assured of our love and prayers for Lydia and for all the family.
    With love, prayers and sympathy,
    Elaine (Bartek) Davee

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