Founder of Whole Life Foundation, passed away on February 20, 2016. She is survived by brother Joseph Peters of Phoenix, sister Lourice George of Buffalo, NY, Godson David Hattendorf of Phoenix. She was born July 22, 1926, and is preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. McMahel. Isabel was recognized by President George Walker Bush as the 770th Point of Light for her work in providing shelter for the homeless in her 41 bungalows at 338 N. 15th Avenue in Phoenix. AZ. In 1994, she was the recipient of the Hon Kachina Award. In 2000, channel 3 honored her with the Jewel Award and in 2008, she was the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Award. Viewing will be held from 8:30-11:30 AM, with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. Joseph Maronite Church, 5406 E. Virginia Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. A reception will follow. On Friday, February 26, 2016 there will be a Funeral Mass and Interment at St. Anthony’s Monastery, 4784 N. St. Joseph’s Way, Florence, AZ 85132.
Expressing sympathy to the family for your loss . . . I have known & been associated with Isabel since 2007, a wonderful person and angel. She had a great positive impact upon me & my family. I am honored to have known her, and was honored to be a part of her procession at St. Anthony’s Monastery. Rest in Peace, Saint of God.