Isabelle “Izzy” Guadalupe Fuentes

Isabelle “Izzy” Guadalupe Fuentes, 21, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 16.

She was born on Jan. 11, 2000, in Sandy, Utah, to Aaron Moreno Fuentes and Trinidad Aisha (Saldivar) Fuentes.

She graduated from Evanston High School in 2018. She loved being a free spirit. She enjoyed painting and drawing beautiful pictures. She enjoyed being out in nature, living her life to the fullest. She was very spiritual and was meditative, being one with herself and nature. Izzy enjoyed and loved being a mother, spending every minute doting on her daughter.

She is survived by her daughter, Shanelle Estellita Fuentes; her father, Aaron (Mari) Moreno Fuentes; mother, Trinidad Aisha (Michael Sierra) Fuentes; brothers, Anthony R. DiCicco, Aaron A. (Ivy) Fuentes and Richard Espinoza-Fuentes; her sister, Olivia R. Fuentes; and her “other mother,” Heather M. Pasenelli.

She will also be missed by her grandfather, Ramon G. Gutierrez; grandparents, Aldofina and Facundo Fuentes and Bertha and Dan Park; her niece, Brinlee Aisha DiCicco; many aunts, uncles and cousins by the dozens; and her best friend, Hailey Holford, with whom she loved to go dancing, having girl time and being there for each other.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Estella Gutierrez; her grandfather, George Cabrera; her aunt, Guadalupe M. Saldivar; uncle, Freddy Quintana; and her dear friend, Trini.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Rosary will be on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Viewing will be one hour prior to the rosary and one hour prior to the mass.

Interment will follow in the Evanston City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to a fund for Izzy’s daughter, Shanelle, at U.S. Bank would be very appreciated.

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