MELTON, Isabella 1918-2014|
Isabella Melton rejoined her beloved husband Bill late on Friday evening, June 13th 2014 at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 29th 1918, Isa lived a full, rich life for 95 years. Her eight brothers and sisters all preceded her in death.
Isa came to live with her daughter Margaret Crosby's family in Austin in December 2002, and made many friends in Austin and San Antonio, where she found many Scots lassies who had married GIs during and after World War II.
Isa lived most of her life in Edinburgh, working both in laundry work and later as a school "goodies" shop lady where she catered for the candy and cookie needs of primary schoolchildren at Roseburn School in Edinburgh. Her only child, Margaret, married Michael Crosby in Edinburgh in 1972, who with their daughters Lindsay and Jaime moved first to California and then to Texas. Bill and Isa often traveled to visit them in both locations before Bill's death in 1997, after 54 years of marriage.
Lindsay married Michael Castaneda in 1999, and because of them Isa leaves three beautiful great-grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron and Kelsey who were lucky to have "Gran" as a wonderful part of their lives for so long. She also leaves many old friends and relatives in Scotland.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 18th in the chapel at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home at 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Oak Hill, Austin 78749 prior to later cremation and interment at the Memorial Park at that location. Their number is (512)892-1172.
In lieu of flowers, Isa's family would suggest a donation to the wonderful people at Hospice Austin's Christopher House.
Condolences may be made by visiting www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 16 to June 17, 2014