Isabelle C. Gonzales 1926 - 2007

Isabelle "Chavela" Calistro Gonzales, 81, of Clarkdale, passed died Nov. 16, 2007. She was born on May 26, 1926, to Gabriel and Margarita (Ramirez) Calistro in Cottonwood, where she grew up and attended the local schools.

Isabelle worked as a cook for the Verde Valley Senior Center in Old Town Cottonwood.

She leaves behind nine of her 10 sons, Daniel G. Soto (Maxine) of Cottonwood, Richard Gonzales of Cottonwood, Robert Gonzales (Victoria) also of Cottonwood, Raul Gonzales of Phoenix, LeRoy Gonzales of Cottonwood, Carlos Gonzales (Dawn) of Tempe, Frank Gonzales (Kim) of Phoenix, Marcus Sanchez (Judy) of Cottonwood, and Henry "Bird" Sanchez (Kelli) of Phoenix; three daughters, Virginia Morgan (John) of Ash Fork, Rosella Calistro (Chuck) of Cottonwood, and Paula Gonzales (Cecelio) of Clarkdale; one brother, Daniel Calistro (Cleo) of Flagstaff; two sisters, Lydia Tercero of Phoenix, and Annie Soto of Fresno, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The Funeral Service will be Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Clarkdale.

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