Izabella Gutierrez Calvillo
1999 - 2018
Bella passed peacefully to the other side on March 18, 2018. She is survived by her mother Perla Calvillo, her father Humberto Gutierrez, siblings Xavier and Ramona Gutierrez-Calvillo, grandmother Ramona Calvillo and also by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bella was a senior at Olive Grove School.
All seven of Bella’s major organs were placed successfully – she was a true miracle donor! Bella saved the lives of four people – one person received her heart, another has her lungs. A third person received one kidney and her liver, and the fourth person has her remaining kidney and pancreas.
Bella is dearly missed, loved and treasured for her beautiful, sensitive and creative soul. She was instantly charming with her sweet and mischievous smile. Bella loved walking the beach and taking photos, listening and singing along to music, being funny and silly, writing poems and drawing. She loved spending time with her sister, with whom she was inseparable and looked up to dearly. Bella also adored animals, especially her three loving bunnies. There is a deeply felt sadness with her passing from this world at such a young age. Yet with only a brief touch of her spirit, she could brighten you forever.
The funeral mass will be on Saturday, April 21st from 10-11am at St. Raphael Church, 5444 Hollister Avenue in Goleta. Following the mass, there will be a celebration of her life at Goleta Beach Park, Area “A” (food will be available there).
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bella's family to support their medical and memorial expenses. This can be done at gofundme.com/isabella-gutierrez-calvillo.