ROCHA, Angela L.|
Angela L. Rocha Mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014, after a seven year courageous battle with cancer. A friend and teacher without parallel, Angela touched the lives of children and families in numbers far too great to measure. We continue to learn from her lessons in how to live a full and beautiful life with grace, dignity, optimism and resilience. She has left us with lessons in love and tolerance; lessons of humor and patience. We will miss her lighthearted spirit and laughter more than words can say. Yes ma'am.
Angela, a native of San Antonio, acquired her BA and Masters of Education from the University of Texas. She taught first grade for thirty-three years, including Austin elementary schools, Zavala, Casis, Patton and Bridge Point. Following her retirement, she started her own company, Bolsa Babes, which allowed her to showcase her lifelong passion for sewing and other textile craft works. Angela also had a love for traveling the world, rose gardening, antiquing, fishing and above all sharing stories with the ones she loved.
Angela's memory will live on forever in the minds and hearts of her daughters, her nieces and nephews, and all the other children she introduced to the wonderful and marvelous world of reading and writing; always emphasizing the fun and playful side of learning and creating. Everyone who danced their Fridays to "I'm So Excited" will all go on to teach their own children the lessons they learned from their beloved Ms. Rocha.
Angela is survived by her mother, Connie Rocha; her children, Sarah, Kati and Morgan Williams; her sister, Martie Enriquez, her husband Bob and their children Andrea, Vincent and Michael; her brother, John Rocha, his wife Peggy and his son Eli; her brother Tom Rocha, his wife Leesa, and their children Luke and Erin; and her much-loved friend Jake Sullivan. Angela was preceded in death by her father Rudy, her sister Susan, and her husband, Rick Williams. She also leaves an extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, friends, and children and parents whose lives she touched forever. There will be a private celebration of Angela's life for family and close friends. In lieu of cut flowers, the family has requested potted flowers or plants that her girls can add to her garden as a living memory.
Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2014