Obit: Lyubov Sidorova

Obit: Lyubov Sidorova

September 23rd, 2018 in Obituaries
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Lyubov Sidorova concluded her journey of life on Sept. 18, 2018. Born on November 11, 1954 in Kursk, Russia to Ilya Zavgorodny and Evgenia Zavgorodnaya, Luba grew up in Kursk and graduated from Kursk Teachers Training University in 1978 with a degree in secondary education. Luba married Evgeny Sidorov on June 24, 1978, and they had a single daughter in 1979. Luba thoroughly enjoyed her 33 years of teaching chemistry and biology at Kursk Secondary School #30, of which, the faculty and students were heartbroken to learn of her eminent retirement to the United States of America in 2009. In America, Luba resided with her daughter’s family and was pivotal in helping to home school and raise her six grandchildren. She attended Journey Church of Chattanooga and was also an active member of the Russian immigrant community here in Chattanooga. Luba was preceded in death by her husband Evgeny, who was laid to rest at home in Kursk in 1995; and her grandson, Malish Murphy in 2001. Luba is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Veronika and Josh Murphy; as well as her six grandchildren, Sasha, Sonja, Mace, Deacon, Diesel, and Knox. Luba’s other surviving relatives include her brother, Vladimir Zavgorodniy and family of Kharkiv Ukraine. Luba is being cremated and her ashes are to be returned to Russia and laid to rest with her beloved husband. A memorial service, in celebration of her life, will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s hospital in remembrance of Luba’s unremitting concern for the health and welfare of the children she joyously surrounded herself throughout her life. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga. (423) 362-5999.