Isabelle Dimmick Todd, age 102 of Orange City, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2020. She was born June 28, 1918 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dr. Earl A. Dimmick and Marian Ziegenfus Dimmick.
Isabelle graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in education and met her future husband, John Parks Todd, on a blind date in The Cathedral of Learning. They joked that they had nothing in common, a funny family story since they were married on October 16, 1942, had 5 children, and enjoyed almost 60 years together! They raised their family in Chippewa, Pennsylvania where Isabelle was an elementary school teacher. In addition to caring for a busy family, she loved social activities with friends and was a formidable bridge player! Actually, she enjoyed card games throughout her life and could "beat the pants off" any family member in Quiddler, a word game. In retirement, she and John moved to Palm Coast, Florida and later John Knox Village in Orange City. They loved to travel, especially to visit national parks and family. Isabelle was a woman of faith and was a charter member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Palm Coast, and later joined First Presbyterian Church in Deland, Florida.
"Family is the Greatest Blessing" was something she said often, and family was her proudest accomplishment! "The Ever Lovin' Legacy of Isabelle D" includes a large family that she cared for, prayed for, and cherished. She is survived by daughters Marian Kaiser (Bob), Ellen Lewchenko (John), Terri Francis (Bill), son John Todd (Paulette), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great grandson, and sister, Carolyn Shull (Dan). She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Beryl Dimmick, brothers Charles and Duncan Dimmick, husband John Todd, daughter Karen Gonzalez, and great granddaughter Rosie Turner.
Isabelle will be remembered for her love, kindness, resilience through difficult times, sense of humor, and gratitude for each day. She was a remarkable woman! Her family will miss her so much and will often be singing one of her favorites, " I Love You a Bushel and a Peck" !
The family thanks the wonderful staff at John Knox Village for their competent and loving care of Isabelle during her 20 years of residence there. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at a future date.
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