Isabel, also known as “Chavelita” to some, was born in Hallettsville, Texas on March 4th, 1921 and raised by her parents, Jose P. Garcia and Felicitas Saucedo, along with seven brothers and two sisters. Her family moved from The King Ranch in south Texas to “Little Mexico” in Dallas and then relocated to “Ledbetter” in west Dallas in the nineteen forties.
She was a loving mother who took on the responsibilities of a father when her husband Lorenzo passed away in 1963. She worked multiple jobs to care and provide for her family. After her retirement she faithfully served for many years as a volunteer at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand and Marillac Social Center. Isabel was an active member of her local church, Iglesia Bautista El Calvario, up until the COVID-19 pandemic.
Isabel enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved sharing meals at some of her favorite places: Church’s Chicken, Long John Silver’s, Griffs Hamburgers, La Calle Doce, Ranchito’s, and Chinese buffets. During the holidays she would bake pecan, apple, and cherry pies for her children and grandchildren. She also loved making tamales and sharing them with friends and family. She loved having her nails painted to match her outfits and getting her hair done every week. She even slept with her hands placed between the pillow and her forehead so that her curls would last longer. Most importantly though, she loved sharing with others about God’s goodness and love.
Isabel (Welita/Grandma) would always say, “I love my grandchildren.” They loved coming over to pick pomegranates, figs, pecans, pears, and peaches from her trees in the backyard. They loved trying to keep up with her in the kitchen, baking and cooking together. They loved shopping with her. They loved helping her with her plants and garden. She definitely had a green thumb for plants and flowers and her grandkids loved how they always put a smile on her face.
Isabel is survived by daughters, Elena Hernandez and Delia Castillo, and sons, Julian Almaguer and Raymond Almaguer. Her legacy continues with 22 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 41 great-great grandchildren, and 10 great-great-great grandchildren.
Isabel has rejoined her husband, father, mother, siblings, and son Pete Lozano in Heaven.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.laurellanddallas.com for the Almaguer family.
Her legacy continues with 22 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 41 great-great grandchildren, and 10 great-great-great grandchildren.Her legacy continues with 22 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 41 great-great grandchildren, and 10 great-great-great grandchildren.
Daniel LozanoActive Pallbearer
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