Isabel Niz Sapien, 88 years old, of Farmersville, Calif., passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 1 in San Diego. She was born on Nov. 29, 1927 in Delano, Calif. and raised in Farmersville. Isabel attended Snowden School in Farmersville and Redwood High School in Visalia. She married her childhood sweeheart since first grade, Robert D. Sapien, in November 1950. They were married for 59 years.
Isabel was a beauty operator for more than 25 years in two salons in Exeter, Calif. She was adored by her long time patrons who she considered to be her second family. Isabel was an amazing mother who was disciplined in her walk with the Lord, dedicated as a prayer warrior for all her family and church family. She was an active member of the Farmersville Methodist Church and in her golden years a long time member of Evangel Assembly of God Church in Visalia.
She was hard working and determined to raise her children with integrity and provide them a pathway to a solid education and continued that counsel with her grandchildren. Isabel is survived by her daughter, Dr. Rebecca Sapien-Melchor who serves as the Site Director of the Southern Area International Languages Network at San Diego State University, a California World Language Project through Stanford University; her husband, Jose Melchor; and a son, Robert Sapien Jr., an Airforce Veteran and retired Vocational Education High School Teacher, and his wife Terri Sapien; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law Mary Niz and Mickey Torres. She was beloved by her family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel, 425 N. Kaweah Ave. in Exeter, CA 93221. For questions, call 559-592-5161. Graveside service to follow immediately.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.