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Margaret Nelle Adey

December 20, 1921September 22, 2013

Margaret Nelle Adey was born on December 20, 1921 and passed away on September 22, 2013 in Austin, TX.

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Paul Lester

December 14, 2013

From 1957-60, Mrs. Adey was my Spanish teacher for three years and my English teacher for one year at Travis High School. She was a very caring, conscientious and no-nonsense teacher who was admired and respected by everyone I knew. She awakened an interest in Mexico in me that persists more than 50 years later. I have a sense that if all schools were staffed with teachers of Margaret Adey's caliber, this country would have an educational system second to none.

October 15, 2013

I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Adey as a participant in the Spanish Workshop in Monterrey in 1958 and the extension trip to Mexico, D.F. The classes in history and folk dancing really spoke to me. I went on to get a Ph.D in Mexican History and taught for 45 years. Mrs. Adey had a profound influence on many of us and I send my condolences to the family.
Ellen Howell Myers, San Antonio

Michael Hydak

October 6, 2013

Margaret Adey was an incredible language teacher as so many of her students have attested on these pages. I shall never forget the banner above her classroom door at Crockett High School: "Español-La Lengua de los ángeles". Nor will I forget the boy whom I was congratulating on his success at the Austin ISD Foreign Language Festival who told me that he did it "for Mrs. Adey". Plus, what a wonderful honor for our school district to have the author of so many advanced Spanish books in our ranks! She was also a cooperating teacher to so many Spanish student-teachers who went on to becoming wonderful teachers in their own wright. I don't think they make many like Margaret Adey anymore.
Michael G. Hydak, Ph.D.
Instructional Coordinator, Foreign Languages and Journalism, 1982-2009 (retired)
Austin Independent School District
Austin, Texas

Jennifer Wallace Brookins

October 5, 2013

Mrs. Adey was an inspiration in the Crockett High school classroom where she taught me from 1969-1971. She instilled a lifelong passion for the Spanish language and culture that I carry with me through life. Gracias, Sra. Adey.

Jackie Littleton

October 3, 2013

Mrs. Adey taught more than language. She taught us to value differences in culture, language, history. My grasp of Spanish may have slipped a bit, but not the life lessons she taught.
Jackie Smith Littleton (Travis 58)

Charles Griggs

October 2, 2013

Margaret Adey was the consummate professional. I had the great privilege of teaching with her when I was a beginning teacher at William B. Travis H.S. in 1963. She was a great teacher, mentor and role model. What an extraordinary influence she exerted on so many for so long!

October 2, 2013

I was a librarian at Crockett High School while Margaret Adey was a teacher there. She was a wonderful lady and teacher. Dorothy Matthews Laird

Robert & Maureen Franzetti

October 1, 2013

I had the privilege of teaching with Margaret Adey at both Travis and Crockett High Schools. I will always cherish her memory as a colleague, mentor, inspiration and friend. She was truly one of Austin's most outstanding teachers. She and Herb were a beautiful couple. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Sammilu Harrison

September 30, 2013

Mrs. Adey was my Spanish teacher at Crockett High School in the 1970's. She was always a wonderful positive teacher who would never let you get by with anything other than your best work. She would smile sweetly and say "Otra vez, por favor!". What a dear sweet lady! She will be missed by her family and all the students she had over her career as an educator.

Caroline Reyna-Davis

September 29, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Margaret Adey. Mrs. Adey was my Spanish teacher at Travis High School in Austin,TX back in the late 1960's. She was one of my favorite teachers and she was "a very special Lady"! She had high expectations of her students and respected us as well! She taught me to do my best and to never stop learning. She was a great Spanish teacher and mentor as well! I just returned home from a trip and was not aware of her passing. My deepest condolences to all of her loved ones!