Living Treasures Honored In Española
ESPAÑOLA – Isabel “Belle” Becker and Isabel Ziegler have been stewards of the Española Valley for over 50 years and were awarded the “Living Treasure Award” at Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting.
Isabele “Belle” Becker
Isabel “Belle” Becker was given the award for her unwavering support for higher education and helping secure $350,000 in funding for Northern New Mexico College. Mayor Alice Lucero noted Becker’s commitment to her family, church, and communities are just a few reasons she received the award.
Since moving to Española with her husband, Sam, to establish the Valley’s first hospital, Isabel Ziegler has been a pillar in the community. Ziegler was most notably responsible for helping establish Española ‘s first library, now known as the Española Public Library, and was the first female elected to lead the Española Chamber of Commerce. She is still active with many organizations.