Isabelle Arroyo, age 96, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 8 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 18, 1924 in Valley Junction, Iowa the 3rd of 10 children to the late Vincente Guzman and Martha Hernandez. She is survived by her younger sister Rachel (Erasmo) Perez, her sons Stanley (Sally), Augustine Jr. (dec. Natividad), David (Melody), Audrey (Efrain), 21 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Isabelle married Augustine Arroyo and together they had 7 children. She was a woman of many talents and inner strengths who took pride in her Mexican heritage. She was proud to have danced folkloric dance as a young teenager and continued her love of dancing throughout her life. From a young age she was an accomplished seamstress creating beautiful lasting fashions which were memories for her family throughout her long life. She and her husband owned two businesses in West Des Moines in the late 70’s and early 80’s, The VJT Tapp and Isabela’s. When she came back to Chicago, she worked for the City of Chicago as a crossing guard. She took pride in herself for being in her forties when she mastered the Spanish language. Working with her three close friends she used her language skills and inner strength to start a food kitchen at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Pilsen working there for 37 years. She was a very strong-willed woman who did not hold her tongue. To say she had no filter is an understatement. Isabelle was an avid reader who loved her novels and her daily Sun Times. She would say reading helped keep her mind sharp which contributed to her being so alert and observant til her last days.
Isabelle was predeceased by her husband Augustine, her daughter Christina, her sons Steven and Tony, and her grandson Danny.
Isabelle will be held in waiting on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Christian Fellowship Church, 4220 West 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois. A prayer service will be held Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Christian Fellowship Church at 10:00 am with a final resting place at St. Mary Cemetery, 87th and Pulaski Road, Evergreen Park, Illinois.
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MAY THE CHOIR OF ANGELS ESCORT MY BEAUTIFUL AUNT ISABELLE INTO HEAVENLY PARADISE AND MAY YOU HAVE ETERNAL REST. I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU.
Irene (Mazie) & Raúl and family
Our love & condolences go out to all our
Cousins in Chicago from the Basurto clan in
Richmond, Texas. Our beautiful Aunt Liz ls
Reuniting with all our family in peace, & happiness
With Our heavenly FATHER . May she rest in
GOD’s loving arm’s .
Dear Stan and family, you had your loved one for so long, and now you grieve her, but remember all the great times you shared with her. Those memories will last forever, and will help you to heal.
My prayers are with you.
Rochelle Palacios Blanchard
Deep sympathy and love from your Iowa familia ♥️Shelly Palacios Blanchard & family and Mary Ellen Rodriguez Berry, Roger & Bobby Palacios
Our deepest sympathy from the Rodriguez and Gonzalez family. We love you dearly and you and your family are in our prayers. She was an amazing lady and will never be forgotten.
Thank you so much Yvonne ❤
My condolences to all our family and friends in Chicago rest easy now our beautiful queen. A girl couldn’t have asked for a better great grandma. I’ll cherish our memories from a young girl you teaching me Spanish and dance moves in papas living room when you’d come visit. I remember how proud you were when I said I wanted to name isabelle after you we love you so much granny
Deepest Condolences on behalf of the Henderson Family, we love you Aud💕💕💕🙏🏻🙏🏻 May God continue to wrap his arms around you and your entire family
Thank you for your blessings love. 🙏💗
Your blessings are truly appreciated love. 🙏💗
May she Rest In Peace in the hands of the lord and savior Jesus Christ…: and for her family and friends I pray for all the love, prayers, blessings and strength needed to endure the pain of their loss. God bless you all!