Services will be at 2 today in El Cajon Mortuary for Isabel Flynt, 86, of El Cajon, a former Holtville resident who died Wednesday in El Cajon.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.
Mrs. Flynt was born on March 6, 1914, in Tishamingo, Okla. She and her husband, Elmer Flynt, came to Holtville in 1942, where they raised their children, Mary and Bob. They owned and operated a market/gas station with a trailer court and cabins near Holtville.
Mrs. Flynt worked at Holtville Pharmacy and as a purchaser and saleswoman for Cinderella Dress Shop. She organized fashion shows in which she and her daughter modeled. She was an accomplished seamstress who made most of her own clothes as well as those for her family.
Mrs. Flynt worked as a bookkeeper for the Housing and Urban Development agency in Brawley, where she kept books for all the towns in Imperial County. She retired at age 62 to become a full-time care-giver and homemaker. She relocated to El Cajon in 1990 to be closer to her daughter and family.
She enjoyed gardening and won many blue ribbons at Imperial County's California Mid-Winter Fair for her rose and sweetpea arrangements. She loved music, art and literature and was an avid reader. She encouraged others to read and read to her own children often. She loved to write poetry as a pastime, according to family.
She was an active member of First Christian Church of Holtville, where she taught Bible classes for several years. She was a member of the Holtville Women's Club drama group, PTA/mother's singers and Christian Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Flynt, in August 1988.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Anderson; sister, Katherine Obee; brother, Byron Miller; former daughter-in-law, Sharon Burton of El Centro; 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and four nieces.
The family suggests donations be sent to Gideons International.
ALENE VALENTINE WILSON
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Alene Valentine Wilson, 60, of El Centro, who died Feb. 4 in her home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro with the Rev. Clarice Christian of Edwards Chapel American Methodist Episcopal Church in El Centro officiating.
Mrs. Wilson was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Seeley. She was raised in Seeley and attended high school in Los Angeles. She attended the San Bernardino College nursing program and worked in San Bernardino County Hospital.
Survivors include her daughter, Novella Lynn Wilson of El Centro; son, Byron DeWayne Wilson of El Centro; brothers, Wilbur Evans of Mexicali, Gordon Evans of Brawley and Augustin Evans of El Centro; sisters, Barbara Gray of Whittier, Mae Arterberry of Brawley, Van Orman of Upland, America Berryman of El Centro, Jean Jackson of Killeen, Texas, and Ana Mae People of Los Angeles; granddaughter, Najazza Novella Leara Gray of El Centro; and numerous nephews and nieces.