Lydia Williamson Costa, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 90.
She was born Lydia Williamson on Dec. 15, 1908, in the Philippines. She was the daughter of an American soldier who had married her mother while in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
After attending school, she met and later married Francisco Costa. They lived and raised their children in the Philippines.
In 1974, she and her husband moved to Somis to be close to one of their sons. They continued to live in Ventura County until 1995, when they moved back to Cavite City in the Philippines. Lydia Costa returned to Ventura County two months ago, after her husband's death.
Her son, Leonard Costa, said his mother loved to crochet. She made beautiful bedspreads and many smaller items. She had just completed a bedspread for his family and was working on another one, he said.