Dolores Herrera del Olmo Vda de Ampudia. affectionately known as “Doña Lolo” by everyone who knew her was born in Born January 12th 1901 in Mexico City.
Raised in what was then the sleepy town of San Angel (now a neighborhood in Mexico City) she was the 3rd youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. During The Mexican Revolution Lolos family was kicked out of their Hacienda by the invading Zapatista Army and forced to escape by horseback into downtown Mexico City.
Regardless of how hard life was during and after the Revolution, Lolo maintained her fighting spirit and always smiled regardless of life’s difficulties. Though she had no formal education, she was full of innate wisdom, and always had a smart phrase or “dicho” for every situation that life could throw at her.
She also happened to be an amazing cook who every Saturday would invite all her grandchildren to her house for an all-day feast. She was our Abuelita, our partner in crime, our confidant, and an inspiration.