September 27, 1953 ~ July 21, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Leta Elaine Isom, 59, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Arlington. Funeral: 6 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. prior to service at 6 p.m. Elaine was born September 27, 1953 in Saint Louis, Mo. to Raymond and Bonnie Petty. She was a longtime Arlington resident before moving to Burleson. Elaine was well known for her sense of humor and she lit up the room with her smile and laughter. Kim's mom was known as the "coolest mom:" to Kim's friends. She loved shopping and garage saleing. Elaine was always looking out for the people she cared about. She was the loving and bossy "Sissy" to her sisters and sweet "Yeah-yeah" to her granddaughter, Clara. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary Wayne Isom on Sept. 3, 2012; mother, Bonnie Evelyn Petty; and two brothers. Survivors: Daughter, Kimberly Isom Gotchall and husband, Robert; granddaughter, Clara Lane Gotchall; father, Raymond Petty; sisters, Susan Turner, and Kelly Griffin and husband, David; mother-in-law, Marcelene Isom; brother-in-law, David Isom; and aunts, uncles, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kim, I was so very sorry to hear about your mom. She had been a wonderful friend and neighbor to me many years ago. We made a lot of good memories on Lombardy Lane. I can still remember her laugh. She had a big heart, Leah and I loved her and your dad very much. I just bet heaven will not be the same with her and Corky up there.