Isabella Shinn Obituary, Death – Isabel Garcia Shinn, who had lived in Yucaipa for a very long time, passed away at the age of 85 on April 1st, 2011, at the Redlands Community Hospital. Isabel was born on July 8th, 1925 in the lively neighborhood of Santurce, which is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico. She came to the United States when she was barely 18 years old in order to attend Emmanuel Missionary College in the state of Michigan.
Emmanuel Missionary College is located in the state of Michigan. Isabel’s life adventure started in Michigan, then continued on to Milwaukee and Denver, and after making a number of detours in between, it finally got her to Southern California. On her resume, you’ll find that she worked as a laboratory technician for Loma Linda University, as a trainer and model for Vic Tanny’s Health Club, as a secretary for the federal government, and as a medical transcriptionist for Bio Laboratories.
She also worked as a secretary for the federal government. Even after she had retired in Yucaipa, she continued to lead a highly busy lifestyle. She moved there in the early 1970s and has lived there ever since. Her hands were usually occupied with handicrafts like crocheting, tatting, and needlepoint since she was a craftswoman who took her work very seriously. Using these skills, she crafted exquisite gifts for her family and friends to give to one another. She also learned how to use a computer with the help of her son Vernon, and she put that knowledge to good use by translating Bible texts from English to Spanish for the local Braille Institute. Her son Vernon is the one who helped her learn how to use a computer.
Isabel may have been of average height, but she made up for it with a big heart. We will remember her fondly for both the vivacious way in which she told stories and the thoughtful manner in which she interacted with her friends. Isabel is survived by her two sons, Jim and Vernon Jr., her grandchildren Ryan and Courtney, and her devoted cousins Ray and Glenn in New York. She was a much-loved mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. They will all miss her very much once she has moved on.