Gertrude Cynthia Isaia passed away in her home on November 4th at the age of 80. She was born on March 14, 1943 to William and Mary Margaret (Pimentel) Silva.
Gertie lived her life selflessly. She made many sacrifices over her lifetime, always putting her family’s needs and desires before her own. Her greatest joy came from seeing her family happy
and enjoying life.
She was married to the love of her life, Frank, for 54 years. She loved sharing about their many adventures. They shared a love of travel, and did so extensively in retirement, throughout the United States. They also spent several years as campground hosts in Alaska, Arizona and on the California Coast.
Gertie was woman of many talents. She was an amazing cook who preferred to cook at home for others than to go out for a meal. She was skilled at carpentry, building, designing, and completing many home projects on her own. Her other talents included sewing, crocheting, and embroidery. She was an accomplished dog trainer and amateur photographer. She had a green thumb and had worked in the greenhouses at Fisher Nursery for many years. Maintaining her beautiful backyard and koi fish pond gave her great joy and peace. She loved engaging with
passers-by and taking them on tours of her yard. She was also a huge fan of Korean TV Dramas.
She is preceded in passing by her parents, William and Mary Margaret (Pimentel) Silva and her husband Frank Louis Isaia. She is survived by her children, Danielle Pierce (Jerry) of Ripon,
Jeffery Isaia (Lynnette) of West Harrison IN, and her grandchildren Derrick Wilson of Bright IN, Keith Isaia of Cincinnati OH, Maxwell Pierce (Ivy) of Modesto, Matthew Pierce (Cassiee) of Riverbank and William Pierce (Anna) of Ripon, and six great- grandchildren.
She was loved and needed more than she realized. She will be missed terribly every day by her family and friends and will be forever in our hearts. In loving memory please send donations to the Ripon Animal Shelter
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, November 25, 2023