Maria Isabella-Steele-Obituary

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Mrs. Maria Isabella Almazan Steele

Jul 24, 1985 - Feb 2, 2019 (Age 33)

Winnetka, California

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Izzy was an absolute inspiration and force for good in the world. She gave the absolute best hugs and you could always count on her to bring a fresh and positive perspective to any challenging situation. She radiated good vibes always, all ways. Izzy loved being a part of the solution whenever our group of friends had any problem or question about planning for the future, we could always count on her for sage advice! It's only been a year since her passing and she continues to inspire me to...

Isabella and I went to middle school together at ISM. She had an amazing smile and energy about her seemingly at all times. Although we hadnt been in touch for years, it is sad sad news to know she has passed. She deserved all the happiness, life and love this world had to offer her. Praying for comfort and peace for her, her family and friends and whomever else has been affected by her passing.

Isabella made my time in the philippines and at ISM truly special . She was such a good friend to me, and she never made me feel foreign or out of place. Every day at school was full of laughs and jokes and I'll truly miss her. Condolences to her family and loved ones.

I have fond memories of dance classes with Izzy at ISB. She was a beautiful dancer, and an all-around delightful person to be near. Her smile is probably what I remember most strongly about her because there was so much joy in it I could swear she was about to sprout wings and fly! I am very saddened to hear of her passing, and am wishing peace and comfort to her family and friends.

At ISB we met and bonded quickly during various extracurricular activities - she was always always vibrant, smiling, and full of positive energy. I respected her talent, creativity, and intelligence, but above all her warmth. Our relationship had that tomfoolery vibe about it which ultimately tore down walls and allowed us to share our deepest thoughts and emotions. Like her sister, she was a great listener, a wonderful friend, and eager to help out when needed. We didn't stay in touch much...

I met Izzy in high school where we bonded over our shared love of dance - she was such a talented and beautiful performer. I will always remember Izzy's infectious laugh, the way she lit up the room with her vibrant personality, and most of all what a kind and loyal friend she was. My sincere condolences to the Almazan and Steele families. I am so sorry for your loss.


Maria Isabella's Obituary

Maria Isabella Almazan Steele, 33, born on July 24, 1985, in Manila, Philippines, passed away February 2, 2019. She resided in Winnetka, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.

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