Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX


Rachel Ann Attebury

October 25, 1963January 31, 2020

Rachel Ann Attebury, of Austin, TX, Passed away on the night of Friday, January 31, 2020 at 56 years old.

Rachel was born in Austin, TX on October 25, 1963. She was diagnoses with epilepsy as a child at 6 years old. She worked at the Big Wheel Truck Stop in Austin, TX in her early 20’s before becoming a homemaker raising her children as a single mother. Rachel was a self-proclaimed writer with a passion for writing poems and her thoughts about life and God. She loved to crochet and cross stitch. Playing card games with her family was also a favorite pastime. Her favorite card games were crazy eight and rummy. Rachel would always be found with a Coca-Cola in one hand and a cigarette in the other while listening to music with the windows open. She loved Texas country music and listening to the “oldies but goodies” as she would say. Willie Nelson was one of her favorites.

Rachel’s father, Thomas Lee Attebury of Austin, TX, passed away May 31, 2012. Rachel is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Attebury of Austin, TX; brother, Adam Boyd Attebury of Austin, TX, and sister, Faith Attebury Miracle of Big Spring, TX; three children, Krista Leeann Jameson, of Brenham, TX, Matthew Boyd Attebury, of Irving, TX and her biological son Dillon Alfred Bessin, of West Lake Hills, TX; grandchildren, Thomas Isiac Maldonado of Buckholts, TX, Brianna Nicole Maldonado of Brenham, TX, Ashlee Lynn Jameson of Austin, TX, Joshua Ray Jameson of Austin, TX, and Mariana (aka Mari) Elise Dulevitz of Brenham, TX; nieces, Emma Grace Miracle and Kayla Hope Miracle and her nephews Andrew Wade Miracle and Joseph Cole Miracle, all of Big Spring, TX; as well as many cousins.

Rachel’s comfort during her final days was provided by St. Gabriel’s Hospice of Austin.

A small graveside gathering for close friends and family will held while she is laid to rest in her final resting place, at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, located at 6300 West William Cannon Dr. Austin, TX 78749.

The family invites you to join them for a celebration of life lunch following the service at Golden Corral Buffet & Grill located at 7300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd. Austin, TX 78745. The lunch will be a self-pay.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 9, 2020


Rachel Ann Attebury

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Sylvia Attebury Blair

February 3, 2020

The memories I share with my cousins while growing up are so precious to me. Although I only got to spend time with them once a year in the summer, the memories made a lasting impact. Rachel is the first cousin of her generation to go home to the Lord, and it is sad indeed, for those of us left. We love you Rachel - I wish things could have been different!

'“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. ' John 14:1-3

Krista Jameson

February 3, 2020

As a child I remember playing card games all the time. On new years eve 1999 we sat in the living room waiting for the new year cooking canned beans over a candle to prepare for the lights to go out. When I was in first grade she caught me stealing a piece of candy from the corner store and made me return it despite the tears in my eyes. She taught me a lesson that day that has stuck with me forever. When I was 5 years old I had a traumatic event happen and my mother protected me at all costs. My mother suffered from depression and anxiety but she did the absolute best she could to care for us. We always had a roof over our head, clothes and food. She was always there when I needed someone to talk to. Our relationship was distant in my teenage years and 20's but I am so glad the last couple years we got back in a better place and I was able to care for her needs. I love you mom! Thank you for being the best mom you could be. Rest in peace with Papa and fly high with the Angel's.