Maria Arabelle "Belle" Esco, 76, of Cumming, died Oct. 20, 2010.
Born in Santa Fe, N.M. she was the daughter of the late Espiridion and Rufina Montoya.
Her sister, Anabelle Rodriquez, also preceded her in death.
During her career in administration, Belle worked for the Air Force at Dobbins Air Force Base and later for the mental health program in Cumming.
She was an exceptional grandmother, who was also an avid Bulldog fan.
Belle was known for her wonderful cooking and her love of animals. She instilled the love and culture of the Southwest in her family.
Survivors include her husband, Clay Esco of Cumming; son, John (Kay) Esco of Woodstock; daughters, Christella Esco, Pamela (Tim) Reid, all of Dawsonville, Sandy (Scott) Parker of Cumming; sister, Marie Ramirez of Buena Park, Calif.; brothers, Gilbert Montoya of Grants, N.M., Paul (Stella) Montoya of Espanola, N.M., Fred (Porfie) Montoya of Rio Rancho, N.M.; brother-in-law, Paul Rodriquez of Manbe, N.M.; grandchildren, Natalie Gaydon, Travis Esco, Samantha (Jay Warden) Parker, Shannon (Jordan) Martin, Anna Reid, Riley Reid, Jessia Reid; great-grandchildren, Bailey Parker, Carson Gaydon, Bennett Martin; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, www.ocrf.org.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.