Adele Marshall

March 21, 1928December 26, 2020
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Adele Marie Marshall, 92, of Austin, Texas passed away December 26, 2020 at home. She was preceded in death by her parents Leon Juan Chapa and Luz Martinez Chapa, her siblings Johnny, Amelia, Maximo, Grace, Felipa and Dolores. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Raymond Baskin Marshall and a son, James Ray Marshall.

She is survived by her husband, James R.W. Medina, of Austin, TX, a son, Mark Baskin Marshall, and his wife, Lisa, of Mooresboro, North Carolina, James A.W. Medina, Diana Medina, Jolene Medina, Christine Medina, Bonita Medina, 26 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Adele was born in 1928 in Mercedes, Texas. She moved to Alaska in the early 1950’s and was soon followed by her sisters, Dolores, Grace and Felipa. She met and married Raymond Marshall in 1954, raised two boys, Jimmy and Mark, and was involved in several family businesses. They were together until Raymond’s death in 1978.

Adele later met James Medina and married in Reno, Nevada in 1982. Together they owned and operated Texas Tax Service which James continues today.


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Claudie Cantu

January 1, 2021

Aunt Adele will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Thank you Aunt Dell for always showing me kindness and your welcoming embrace. I will always carry your love with me. Love, Claudie

Leon Parsons

December 31, 2020

My aunt Adel was always a strong and confident woman. She always took time for family and friends by listening and helping in any way she could. She was a rock of support to so many members of my family although she would be the first person to diminish her role in helping anyone I know she was a source for our success. She loved me as much as my mother.
My deepest symphony to Mark and Jim.

Leilani Berry

December 31, 2020

She was always looking out for me. If I needed anything she was willing to give what she had. I will always cherish our time. My she rest in pease.

Lori Doriocourt

December 30, 2020

I will always remember Aunt Dell as a beautiful, graceful, sweet, and kind lady. My fondest memory was when I was a teenager. She welcomed me into her home with a warm smile and loving arms ❤️🤗 She is and will always be a treasure to many!!!
Sending my Love. Hugs, and Prayers 🙏🙏🙏

Norma Cantu

December 29, 2020

Jim & Family: we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of you. I remember her as a beautiful giving individual who loved her family very much! She was so joyful! I can still remember her very distinctive laugh that I loved to hear. She was my Dads younger sister. I vividly remember her flying to our hometown in Harlingen from Alaska. She told me to get packed & was taking me back with her. I was so excited for my very first flight. Enjoyed my time with her. A beautiful lady I’ll never forget!! My sweet Aunt Adele! ♥️

Rosemarie Frezza

December 29, 2020

To the Marshall and Medina Families -- it has been a privilege and a pleasure knowing Adele and feeling her light shine on us. You feel like family to us. We're sending you warm thoughts for peace and comfort. Love, the Frezza Family and Maria Garcia

Mac MacCuillinn

December 29, 2020

Uncle Jim, I know how much you loved my Aunt Dell. She was an amazing person. I pray that you rely on your Native American ways to help see you through this time of grief. You taught me those ways and they have served me well over the last 30 years.

Mark, we were raised together as brother and sister. Wow! We had some great times.

Remember after your dad died, Aunt Dell and you came to live with us for a short time? You were into motocross.
One day, you were showing off your new motorcross bike to the football team, as Jay was hosting the team's weekly breakfast (mom had to work, I had to cook for 12 guys), and you laid the bike over in some loose gravel. The guys came carrying you into the house. Oh, you were fine but your knee was hamburger and gravel clear to the bones.
Aunt Dell was a mess. I called 911 and she hid in the bedroom. She couldn't stand to see anyone in pain. For if she did, even a moan, she'd pass out.
I got some medical supplies and plucked gravel out of your knee until the ambulance and momma showed up.
As the paramedics took you to the rig, Aunt Dell was hollering from the bedroom that she'd be right there and she loved you.
Mom had to drive her to the hospital so she wouldn't hear any "pain" noises from you in the ambulance.
She was so funny. All the sisters were. Now they are united with their brothers.
I have wonderful memories of them all and proud to be a part of that family.

I wish I could be there during this time. Missing all of you. Love you all.

Mac MacCuillin

December 29, 2020

Growing up and being raised so close to Aunt Dell, I always wished that I would grow up to be just like her. Caring, loving, quick to forgive, giving, and to have the inner strength she was known for.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to be there for her the last few years.
I know that she, momma and Epa, are back together, as they were inseperable in life, Aunt Dell plotting her next 'idea'. I can her her saying, 'Dee, I have an idea!'
They were so much fun to watch. Especially in the kitchen. Momma was the better cook but Aunt Dell tried to best her. And she would on occassion.
My fondest memmories are of three sisters in the kitchen, momma, Aunt Dell and 'Epa', fussing about. Aunt Dell asking momma what to put in next for the meal. Momma following behind Aunt Dell. As soon as Aunt Dell's back was turned, momma would doctor whatever was cooking. And Epa would be making fresh flour tortillas and sweet tea. The sounds and smells were a comfort.
Aunt Dell knew without looking what mommma was about. She'd say, 'Dee, you leave that food alone. It's fine just the way I seasoned it.'
Another was how Aunt Dell would find a shoe sale. Buy one, get the second for a penny. This was many years ago. Off to Northern Commercial or Brewsters they'd go. Aunt Dell was on a mission to get that penny pair of shoes. Momma always seemed to get them. Aunt Dell would get so mad. She'd swear she'd never go shoe shopping with momma again. Until the next sale and off they'd go. Aunt Dell was always sure she'd get that penny pair. I don't think she ever did.
Whenever one needed, the other was there.
Mark and Jay, remember the Ivy Garden idea @ the house in Cedar Park? There were dump trucks with yards of dirt, and endless trips to the garden center. Then, before we knew it, she had all our friends working in that back yard. 🤣🤣🤣 I stillvdon't know how she did that.

Leah and John Esparza

December 29, 2020

Sweet Adele, your warm smile and kind words were such a blessing to all who had the privilege to know you. You and your family will be in our prayers. Big hugs to Jim and your family. Love, Leah and John Esparza