Isobel L. Dunsmoor, age 97, of Sun City Center, FL. passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at South Bay Hospital.
Isobel was born in Clovis, New Mexico on December 29, 1918 to Francis Burt and Grace Hauenstein Burt. She was the first born of eight children. Isobel is survived by her brother Robert, of Sacramento, CA. She is survived by three sons, Ronald Cooprider of Brandon FL, William (Louise) Cooprider of Diamond City, AR and Terrence (Roberta) Cooprider of Sun City Center FL, and a daughter, Judy Lippert of Kenosha WI and ten grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
In her life she has lived in various places- Zion IL, Bremerton, WA, Diamond City, AR, Kenosha, WI, Tracy, IA, Knoxville, IA, Oskaloosa, IA, Lake Hamilton, AR, and Sun City Center FL. She was a seamstress most of her life making draperies for homes and businesses, clothing alterations for customers, bedspreads, hats, and purses. She loved to buy fabric and sew! With her third husband, Robert Dunsmoor, she helped operate a photography studio in Oskaloosa, IA where she received awards for her hand colorization of black and white portraits. She enjoyed being a volunteer at the gift shop in the hospital in Harrison, AR. She was described as a good worker and a good friend and one who greeted everyone with a friendly smile. She enjoyed playing golf at Diamond City AR. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
She attended United Methodist churches wherever she lived and was a member of the Tracy United Methodist Church where she participated in United Methodist Women and led some of their meetings with plays and scripts she coordinated with costumes.
Isobel was a loving, hard-working mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed.
A celebration of her life was held at the United Methodist Church in Tracy Iowa at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
Published on November 10, 2016