Isabel was born on November 19, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to John Garcia Chamberlain and Irene Sanchez Chamberlain. She spent most of her early life living in Harlingen, Texas where she was the eldest of nine children. She attended Harlingen High School and graduated in 1947. Upon graduating from high school, she immediately began to work to help support her mother and her siblings.
Isabel met the love of her life Robert Lozano in 1949 and they were married on January 10th, 1950 and had five children, Irene, Robert Jr., Eddie, Cynthia and Deborah. They were married for 70 years.
While living in Harlingen, as a young mother, she worked for the United States Air Force as a civilian. Upon the family's move to Whittier, California in 1962, Isabel began a long career with the Department of Internal Revenue. She worked both the Los Angeles and El Monte offices where she promoted to supervisor of the Department's auditors. During her career with the department, Isabel was also a training instructor and traveled to various parts of our country to train Department staff. When Isabel retired from the IRS, she spent some years caring for some of her preschool aged grandchildren. She later decided to return to the workforce and was employed by the State Department of Unemployment for approximately another five years to retire again to enjoy retirement traveling with her husband, Robert.
Isabel is survived by four children, Irene L. Hinojosa, Robert Lozano, Cynthia Llanes, Deborah Rosas Palacios and three siblings, John Chamberlain Jr., of Harlingen, Texas, Ofelia Quezada of Austin, Texas and Mary Alice Barrientez of Corpus Christi, Texas. Among her survivors are 12 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren. In addition, Isabel had one decease son, Edward Lozano.
Isabel had many hobbies along with being an avid reader. Among her hobbies, were playing piano, sewing and making beautiful ceramic figures to display in her home and gifting to friends and family. She favored making roosters and Lladro replicas. She excelled with the making of exquisite porcelain dolls of all sorts of which she also sewed all their attire. Besides the dolls she made, she enjoyed collecting "Barbie's".
Since the family's move to Hacienda Heights, CA in 1973, she was a parishioner of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church community. Isabel was a caring and loving person and leaves behind a wealth of wisdom, compassion and unconditional love. Although Isabel will be physically absent from us for now and in the presence of God, her spirit will remain with us and she lives on in each and every one of our hearts.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
9:30 - 11:30am (Pacific time)
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Starts at 11:30am (Pacific time)