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Isabel Johnson (De La Cruz San Miguel)
Isabel "Betty" Johnson was born Isabel San Miguel Andrada on January 29, 1911 in
Eagle Pass, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents Refugio San Miguel Diaz and Santos Andrada Ontiveros, first husband, Rodolfo De La Cruz, second husband Mack Johnson, son, Rodolfo De La Cruz, grandson, David Alan Bhirdo, brothers, Trini San Miguel, Miguel San Miguel, and Jose San Miguel, and sister, Helena Reichart. She is survived by her daughter, Marcella (Johnson) Bhirdo, daughter-in law Carmen De La Cruz, grandsons Rodolfo (Norma) De La Cruz, Roberto (Tina) De La Cruz, and Patrick (Kathryn) Bhirdo, numerous great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Known affectionately as "Grandma Town" by two grandsons who lived in San Antonio's
East Side and simply as "Grandma" by two grandsons who lived on the Southside, she
lived a colorful and unconventional life.
She came to San Antonio in her mid-20's after her first husband died and worked as a seamstress and saleslady for a over 60 years, excelling in both. She met and married her second husband here and together they raised her two children. She enjoyed music and dancing, particularly country music, frequenting local honky-tonks while sipping on a cold beer and smoking a cigarette. In midlife she developed a love for wrestling and watched it religiously until she was over 100. As she aged she smoked less but did ask for a beer occasionally to help with back pain.
Grandma town passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday June 27th and will be missed by all who admired her ability to persevere through life's many hardships while
still maintaining her love for life.
Services are at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South on Thursday July 3 with viewing from 10 - 12:00 AM followed by the burial at 12:30. For personal acknowledgement, you may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section.
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - South
1700 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
Published in Express-News on July 1, 2014