Isabel Navarro
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passed peacefully in her sleep on June 16, 2020. Allowing her and her husband, Anastacio "Tachie" Navarro, the love of her life, to spend their 70th Anniversary together in heaven. Together in life they were inseparable and their loved spanned generations.

Isabel was born July 25, 1930 in Flagstaff, AZ. to Santiago and Manuela Goitia. She was the sixth of eight children. Her siblings, Ralph, David, Mary, Charlie, Jimmy, Eddie and Danny were such a big part of her life and the basis of how she lived, always making family the most important thing.

She attended Flagstaff High School and was recognized as an Outstanding Athlete.

On June 17, 1950 she married Anastacio "Tachie" Navarro. They moved to Williams, AZ. Where they were blessed with three children, Jim, Danny and Anna. The family then moved back to Flagstaff so Tachie could pursue his Education and in 1960 moved to Tucson.

Liz (Isabel) took great joy in bringing family together, cooking wonderful meals, making tamales at Christmas time and biscoquello's anytime.

She was a member of ST. Augustine's Cathedral and the Decolores Club, a group of ladies that she loved. Together they spent many hours working to support an orphanage in Nogales,Mexico. She enjoyed spending summers in Flagstaff, Cambria, CA and Dillon, MT visiting family.

She spent the last 4½ years living with and being cared for by her son, Jim.

She is survived by her children, Jim Navarro, Danny (Linda) Navarro and Anna Pernell; brothers, Ralph (Alice) Goitia and Danny (Lynn) Goitia; grandchildren, Tina (Rich) Zitzka, Sara Navarro, Tachie (Saraya) Navarro, Jason (Trinecia) Pernell; great-grandchildren, Calib McRae, Connor Zitzka, Jasiah and Jatison Pernell, Bodhi and Maddux Navarro. Numerous nieces, nephews and Godchildren all of whom she loved and adored.

Rest peacefully Mom, you will be remembered with love always. We miss you! Due to the Corona Virus no services are being planned at this time. Arrangements by AVENIDAS CREMATION & BURIAL.

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Published in Arizona Daily Star on Jun. 24, 2020.
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June 26, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Guy Howard
June 25, 2020
My favorite memories of Auntie Liz are when she and Uncle Tachie would come to our house to make tamales. Grandma brought the donuts, and Auntie Ruth would spread the chili. Wed laugh and cook and make a huge mess of the kitchen, but it was so much fun. I will always keep you in my heart,
Auntie Liz.
Jennifer Goitia
June 25, 2020
Auntie Liz was my godmother, but so much more. I remember her infectious laugh and warm, strong arms always ready to give me a hug. My favorite memories with her are at Christmas time when she and Auntie Ruth would come to our house to make tamales. Grandma brought the donuts. Auntie Liz was the masa tester- no one could start until she approved the mixture. Uncle Tachie helped me spread masa on the ojas, and Auntie Ruth spread the chili. We spent the whole day telling family stories, laughing, and getting masa all over us and the kitchen. As the first batch finished cooking, Dad would take one out and give it to Auntie Liz. Id hold my breath, and if she said, Done, we could all have a taste of the best tamales in the world! Youve left an amazing and loving legacy, Auntie Liz, and we will keep you forever in our hearts.

Jennifer Goitia
June 24, 2020
Liz was a very good sister. She always made sure I had reading material when I was growing up. I remember especially well the Captain Marvel comics she would buy me. In those days comics cost a dime and dimes were hard to come by. She was a no nonsense person, very family oriented. Dan Goitia

Liz taught me how to make tamales. I'll always remember getting together with Liz, Tachie, Ruth , Charlie, my Mom, and the kids on tamale making day. Those were fun and happy times.
Lynne Goitia
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