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Letha Isborn
March 1920 Jan. 20, 2011
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Letha Isborn, 90, of Turlock passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Letha was born in Peel, Ark. to Charley and Annabelle Tabor. She was the third living child born to Annabelle and Charlie Tabor.  She had many good memories of growing up in her small town, but left for California to marry her sweetheart Charles Isborn in 1940.  Together they ran several different grocery stores, the last of which was located in Los Gatos, where Charles was a well known and sought-after purveyor of fine meats.  Letha worked by his side as a hardworking co-owner as they raised their young family, including a girl, Charleen, and a few years later a boy named, Leslie Dwight.  Charles and Letha retired to Denair where she spent many years taking care of her ailing husband.  They spent many years counseling members of the church and being an example for young couples.  
She enjoyed growing vegetables and fruit in her garden and spent many years creating award-winning quilts.  She was often called upon to create quilts and blankets for new babies and for other special occasions.  She greatly loved to go to her church and valued the relationships that she was able to form with her brothers and sisters in Christ. She was a loving and faithful mother and grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlene McWilliam of Oakdale; son, Dwight  (Barbara) Isborn of Cottage Grove, Ore.; siblings, Norene Stillman Groveland and Pat Boyd of Sebastopol; five grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.  
Letha was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hubert Isborn; and siblings, Edward Tabor, Josephine Burkhart and Aileen Messick.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Allen Mortuary. A celebration of life will follow at the Allen Event Center. A private burial will take place at a later time at Winton Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Charles. 
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