Obituaries

Isabel E. Aguilar

Isabel E. Aguilar, 79, of Williams, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 in Flagstaff.

She was born March 17, 1929 in Corrales, N.M. to Mana and Eladio Espita.

She was a loving mother and wife. She loved children and being around her family, friends and her animals (Dusty).

She is survived by her sister Frances (Ulibarri); nine children, Margaret (Agustine) Aguilar, Richard Aguilar, Eddie Aguilar, Frank Aguilar, Danny Aguilar, Alfred (Barbara) Aguilar, Susan (Roque) Robles, Eusebia (Pete) Otero, and Priscilla (Jesse) Horne; and 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She is now reunited with her husband Fidencio and her other two sons, Teddy and Anthony Aguilar.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Williams Cemetery.

Melanie B. Strong

Melanie B. Strong died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Flagstaff Medical Center.

Mrs. Strong was born Sept. 19, 1925 in New York City to Sara (Atherton) and Donald Bridgman.

Most of her life was spent in New York and Connecticut being a loving mother and grandmother. She had also worked very hard pursuing her career in nursing.

In 2004 she retired to Williams, a place she had grown to love while visiting her daughter and grandchildren.

She was a wonderful giving person. She will be missed by all who came to know and love her.

She is survived by her daughters Mary (Rudy) Sanchez of Williams and Judith Williams of Flagstaff; her sons David (Christina) of Kings Park, N.Y. and Eric (Julie) of Burlington, Vt.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband Paul Strong.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Vermont.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or another charity of your choosing.

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