Adela Rodriguez Atenza
June 1, 1939 – May 19, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, TX.
Adela Rodriguez Atenza
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October 23, 2011
Missing you so very much! On Wed. 10/19, it was five months that you left us & it still seems unreal. I keep thinking you are going to be emailing some funny forward or leaving a message like "Hola Muchacha". Had been thinking about you since early on Wednesday & then found a card you sent me last Valentine's Day; I cried for my dear friend. Later that night, I was going through some boxes & found pictures of us which had been missplaced by this senior citizen. Will post on this site once I scan. Missing you my friend & just wanted to tell you I wrote your name in church this AM. Love U 4 ever, Myrt
June 16, 2011
Sometimes there are no words that can reveal the feelings of the heart. Sadness and sorrow at the loss of my friend Adela. She was a special person to me. We had alot of good times. She was beauty, kindness, compassionate with a big loving heart for family, friends and strangers. We had one great and best thing in common. We loved our Lord Jesus Christ. I know one day we will be together again in heaven. It's confirmed in our holy scriptures. We shared/talked alot about life, laughed, cried, sang, danced and loved Texas. I and my family join your family and large circle of friends who wish you consolation during your time of grief. May you find comfort in your fondest memories. I feel fortunate to have known Adela all these years and to have seen her creativity and sensitivity. Physically, Adela is no longer among us, but surely the legacy of her warmth and her talents will endure forever. With heartfelt thoughts and prayers. I love you all.
June 13, 2011
When I found out about Adela, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. How could that be. My heart broke with the news.
I would like to share with you how much your sister meant to me.
I got a job at Pacific Bell on June 24,1968 I had just turned 19 years old. My very first job! Adela Rodriguez was my Supervisor. The first thing I noticed about her was her beautiful strength and confidence as an intelligent Mexican woman in the world of strong men at the Phone Company. She held her own with the best of them. How I admired that about her.
She taught me how to be the best Employee I could be for the Company. She taught me dedication, honor, and reliability. I have only her to thank for the work ethic I have today and get complimented on at my current job. She molded me and i am grateful to her for doing that.
She always required i give my all on the job and showed me how to care about doing my job well. Going above and beyond what was required of me.
One day, years ago, when I had seen her I told her how much I appreciated all she had taught me and how much she meant to me. I am so happy she got to hear that from me. Funny she seemed surprised by all that i said, I think she hadn't realized the impact she had on my life.
The gift I will always cherish that she gave me outside of work was life changing too. She gave me her gift of unconditional friendship. She also introduced me to her family. Her mom became Mama Rodriguez, her sisters became mine. What wonderful memories she gave me sharing her sisters and mom with me. I will forever be grateful to her for that.
I can't begin to tell you all how much I admired her. She was someone I looked up to, someone that I respected so much.
Right now my heart is weighed down with sadness, but I don't want it to be that way for long because her memory will fill my heart with happiness when I think of all that she has given me and all that she has meant to me. i will miss her, of course. But when I think of what she left me, I will feel joy.
Thank you Tillie, Connie, and Velma for sharing your sister with me. Lucky for me I can call you friends after all these years....... 43 to be exact.
Sending my love
June 11, 2011
Adolfo, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always miss Dela. She was a wonderful aunt. It was very nice meeting you and gettimg to know Dela again we will not forget you. Turi & leti Munoz , Art 111, Missy & Wayo Munoz
June 10, 2011
I hope you know how thankful I was for all you did for this family. You were the rock.. Being the oldest you were responsible for our well-being and took on the task 100 percent. After mom passed you made her a promise to take care of anyone who needed it. Dee, you were always there whenever things had to get done and decisions made. I know you were not ready to go but God needed you more. I will forever be grateful to Him for letting me have a sister whom I could look up to with respect and admiration. I miss you terribly and there is a huge hole in my heart but I know that you will always be near me to help me get through each day. I love you and wish you were here. Thanks for all the wonderful and fun memories I have of all the things we did in your short life.. I know I will see you again and can't wait to for that day to be reunited with you and all the loved ones who have also passed. God has his angel with him now.
June 6, 2011
Dee...I am so fortunate that I knew you. You opened your home to me, and I enjoyed so much living with you, Tillie and your Mom and for that I am truly grateful. We had many good times and good laughs!! I remembered you introduce Tillie and me to "Lombardi's." Boy, did we have fun there every Friday night. I remember once you asked me to take your place on a blind date, which turned out interesting. You had a birthday party for me which turned out, well you remember. Another fond memory is when you, Tillie and I went to Europe. We had a blast. You were always the life of the party where ever we went. You had a great sense of humor too. As I said before I'm very fortunate to have known you!! Thank you Dee for the memories, your big heart, and all the good times we shared. I will always remember them fondly as I do you!! God Bless You!!
June 3, 2011
DeDe: Many happy memories of our past days come to mind, but most of all the blessings you gave to so many with your generosity. You were truly Gods gift to so many. I will miss you but I know God said your work is done good and faithful servant.
June 1, 2011
Feliz Cumpleanos Adela,
today would have been your birthday and we were both born in the same year.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and so is my love.
Your little Chickadee, Helga
May 28, 2011
Dee, I keep finding pictures of our times together. You will lives in our hearts forever. You are missed by one and all. Till we meet again.
God bless you! Myrt
Chaplain Jim Tasker
May 28, 2011
Dee Dee brought comfort and joy to many. May many more follow her example. With prayerful thanksgiving for knowing her.
From Sixta Faller, Jim & Myrta Tasker & Torrenueva family.
May 28, 2011
May 26, 2011
My dearest Adela,
when God took you from us & it was so sudden, you left many broken hearts behind, including mine. How can I express in words what I feel in my heart. When we met many years ago at Teledyne, where we both worked, I didn't know then what a wonderful friend I would find in you. I've spent many wonderful times with you and Adolfo in your home in Thousand Oaks, with BBQ's and parties ~ later when you moved to Lake Forest I would spend the weekends. On one of your many charities you had me dressed up as a 'chicken' & I did the chicken dance on stage, while Telly Savalas sat in the audience. Another time at the LA Marathon I did the 'Macarena' while you and everybody watched me, I was so nervous. You used to call me "my little chickadee", what an endearment. Your parting has left a void, but I'll remember our friendship, laughter and good times we shared together and that memory will always carry on.
God Bless you! Helga
May 24, 2011
I keep waiting for you to return my phone call. Thank you for all you did to make the world right for so many people. I'm thankful for you, my best buddie and friend. Who will make me laugh? I am thy sister!
With love and prayers, Myrt
May 23, 2011
There are times when we must be separated from those we love. During these times, we don't know when we will see that person again. So, we keep them in our heart; an image, a word, a phrase, an embrace. In our daily lives we pass this on to others: "as DeeDee would say" etc. Thus, our loved ones live forever in our hearts and through us, in the hearts of others. Are we really separated?
Remembering great times & lots of love with Chola & the gang.
Wishing you peace and love in this time of reflection & remembrance.