Isabel Mary Griffin

Isabel Mary (Covarrubias) Griffin went to be with her Lord on July 14, 2013. She died of natural causes at the home of her son and daughter-in-law with her family by her side.

Isabel was born in Oxnard, CA on November 9, 1913 to Dorothy (Dodie) and Charles (Charley) Covarrubias, the middle child to four, mischievous brothers. She loved to dance and watch her brothers and father, the local harness maker, play baseball. She graduated from Oxnard High School and went on to work at Security First National Bank. Isabel's great grandfather, Jose Maria Covarrubias, was a member of the Constitutional Congress of California and original signer of the California Constitution. Her family owned land attached to Mission Santa Ines, the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang CA, and Santa Catalina Island.

Isabel was married on May 21, 1951 to Jerome (Jerry) Noel Griffin, living on the Taylor Ranch in Ventura, CA where Jerome owned and operated Griffin Cattle Co. Isabel's main focus in life was as a wife and mother, which she did with so much love. A loving wife, mother, and friend, Isabel will be missed by those who love her and who have the promise of being re-united one day in heaven.

Isabel was preceded in death by her parents Dodie and Charley, husband Jerome, daughter Kathleen, granddaughter Lynn, and brothers Mason, Glenn, Allen, and Robert Covarrubias. She is survived by children Martha (Sue) Holt, Robert Griffin and wife Soyla, Mary Fox, Elizabeth Gaynor, and Michael Griffin and wife Joan. Isabel is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a nephew Charles (Chuck) Covarrubias.

Funeral service held on July 18, 2013 in Fresno, CA with internment on July 19, 2013 in King City, CA. Condolences may be offered and a complete obituary may be found at

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