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Issa Lidia Maldonado August 25, 1966 - April 23, 2019

Issa Lidia Maldonado

August 1966 ~ April 2019_x000D_
Issa Maldonado, 52, of Turlock joined the loving arms of our Father in heaven on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  Issa was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico on August 25,1966 to Aurelio Maldonado Ornelas and Lidia Ruvalcaba Reyes both of Mexico.  She was an artist, photographer, chef, independent business woman, wonderful loving mother, and devoted wife.  Issa was passionate about the arts and was a volunteer member of the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock as well as the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.  She enjoyed spending time at the beach and in many of our state and national parks which served as inspiration for photography and art.  Issa had a great sense of humor, she could always light up a room with her perfectly timed wit.  She enjoyed her time with friends; and laughing with everyone.  Prior to living in Turlock, CA, Issa resided in Millsboro, DE where she met her husband John T. Evans, Jr. (of Asheville, NC) in 2006.

Issa was preceded in death by her father and mother.  She leaves behind her husband and partner of 13 years, John; son David Luna of Millsboro, DE; daughter Yarissa Luna of Wilmington, DE; sister Yaros (Manuel) Rangel; brother Eliu (Isabel) Maldonado of Redwood Valley, CA; brother Ben-Hur Maldonado of Seattle, WA; step children Ian Evans of Philadelphia, PA and Danae Evans of Rehoboth Beach, DE; nephews Emmanuel (Yaros) Rangel and Sear Rangel; as well as many close friends.

An open house celebration of Issa’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4:00-6:00p.m.  at Allen Event Center at 239 N Broadway, Turlock, CA.  A celebration of life for Issa will be held for family and friends in the Millsboro area on June 1, 2019.  Details to follow on social media.

Memorial contributions in Issa’s memory can be made to Beebe Medical Foundation of Lewes, DE or American Cancer Society.

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  1. Leesa P. Gibbs says

    John, I am sorry and my heart goes out to you and your family! I pray the Lord grant you His peace and acceptance of this loss. You will be thought of and prayed for!

  2. Susan Forester Williams says

    John, how sorry I am to have heard of your loss. Your wife sounds like a wonderful person and I know you will always hold her in your heart. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  3. Don Bass says

    John, may God’s peace be with you and your family at this time.

  4. Eugene You says

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
    She will always remain in our hearts!!

  5. Paula Dyer Fox / ACR "˜74 says

    Sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife John, you and
    Your family are in my Prayers.

  6. Dave & Diane Brinkley says


    Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family..I am sorry to hear of your loss.

    Dave & Diane Brinkley

  7. Debbie McConnell Coleman says

    John I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers!

  8. Laura McSwain Firestone says

    John, I’m so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and the family!

  9. Cathy Gosnell Blackwell says

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife John, my heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. May you all find peace in the loving arms of God and may you know that he is with you at all times.

  10. Pam Watkins, ACR Class of 1974 says

    John, I really hate you are having to go through this. What a beautiful and talented person! Please know you are in my prayers, along with your family. May you feel the Lord’s presence in a mighty way.

  11. Janet Pamfilis says

    John, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and her family.
    Janet Carter Pamfilis
    ACR Class of 74

  12. JC Crandall says

    Condolences to you and your family.

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