April 13, 1921 – March 7, 2018
Isabelle Novotny (nee Portales) aged 96 years, passed away Wednesday March 7th 2018 at her home in Thornton. Isabelle was born April 13, 1921 in Boulder, Colorado to Ramon Portales of San Louis Potosi, Mexico, and Victoria Reyes of Guadalupe de los Reyes, Mexico. She married Ernst Lopez of Denver Colorado in 1941 and to this union was born a daughter Cynthia Rhea. In 1952 Isabelle married Frank Novotny Jr of Chicago Illinois and to this union had 2 children, Frankie and Belinka Isabelle. She and her husband Frank were avid flea-market enthusiasts and collectors of toys and dolls. Always in high spirits, her smile could warm a room and when consoling others one could recall her phrase of “oh, yashishmadiya!” She will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Frank, Marion, and Dave Portales, sisters Lupe Rozales, Marty Castaneda, and Linda Baca, her first husband Ernst, her husband Frank, and her son Frankie Novotny. She is survived by her sisters Lucille Chavez, Rosalie Gonzales, brothers Ray and Robert Portales , two daughters Cynthia Haynes, and Belinka (Mike) Novotny- Held, her grandsons Josh Frazzini, and Bjorn (Yulia) Held, and one great granddaughter Keylani Held.
A mass in memory of Isabelle will be held on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Warli Castro officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Olinger Highland Cemetery, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton.
Memorial donations in memory of Isabelle may be made to Agape Hospice, 6041 S Syracruse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Fond memories of Isabelle and expressions of sympathy for her family may be left at the guestbook below.
- Raymond Rozales, Pallbearer
- Joshua Frazzini, Pallbearer
- Bjorn Held, Pallbearer
- Mike Held, Pallbearer
- Mark Baca, Pallbearer
- Paul Shannon, Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Reception Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Final Resting Place Thursday, March 15, 2018
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March 15, 2018
To the Isabelle Novotny Family:
May God wrap his arms around you and remind you of all the wonderful memories you can reflect on.
March 9, 2018
So sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was fortunate to have you and your sister sharing that special time together.
I never got to meet her but I know how special she was. Love you and may God be with you and your sister during this difficult time.