Isabel A. Maxson

Isabel Anne (Jones) Maxson entered into rest peacefully with her family by her side, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

She was the youngest child of Sidney A. and Beatrice (Myers) Jones. Isabel was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Camden, Maine and raised in Lake Placid, along with eight siblings. She was a graduate of Lake Placid High School.

An accomplished ice skater from an early age, she was in the cast of “Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies.”

Married in San Francisco, she proudly raised a fun-loving family. She loved to swim, enjoyed music and theater, and was actively engaged in her church. Isabel always enjoyed the zest of living her life. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends, and will be remembered by her legacy of teaching her family to “Just enjoy.”

Isabel was the beloved mother of Sharon Romero of Poway, Calif., Denise

(Steve) Castellucci of Novato, Calif. and Lisa (Dan) Strand of Vancouver, Wash.; loving grandmother to Erika (Tim) Phipps, Tyler (Kira) Romero, Beau Romero, Janie Castellucci, Peter Castellucci, Jennifer (Bill) Welch, Zachary Phillips, Ashley Phillips and Ben Phillips; and cherished great grandmother of Jade, Eleanor, Wyatt, Maxson, Madison and Gavin. She is also survived by her sister Rita Biss of San Marcos, Calif. and her sister-in-law Esther Jones of Lake Placid; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, John S. Maxson; her sisters: Ethel Gedroiz, Genevieve Nagley, Helen Coomes and Frances “Betsy” Wine; and her brothers: F. Paul, David and Jack Jones.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Star of the Valley Catholic Church (545 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409). Private interment.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Isabel’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (P.O. Box 2151, Memphis, TN, 38101). The Lafferty and Smith Funeral Home in Santa Rosa, Calif. is in charge of arrangements.