Lucia Rodriguez Arias was born in Houston, Texas on December 29, 1943 to her proud parents Seferinia and Francisco Rodriguez, born to this union were three loving daughters which she was the middle child.
was a woman of many strong strengths, g
up she aspired to work at an early age giving her life hardships and skills for survival. She was a provider for her family, work became a big responsibility for her, and it made her dedication to work her best quality. Through many jobs being a mom was the one that mattered the most, she was a single mother raising three beautiful children until they grew up and had families of their own. One of her major achievements was retiring from Tom’s Foods after dedicating 35 years of service where she was well recognized because she did a job most men struggled to keep up with. Through the years after retirement Lucia lived a life around family. Her greatest joy was being able to babysit her grandchildren and great grandchildren which kept her busy. Retirement life makes people being out of shape a problem, therefore she found working out regularly at the YMCA a way to get herself back on track. She made the most loyal friendships and till this day have all kept in touch. Her routine at the YMCA was a huge part of her feeling independent, at times her health held her back, but because she wanted to live life to the fullest, she took every chance to experience the world. Her favorite place to celebrate occasions was always the Casino, where luck was always on her side until her last breath. She stayed true to who she was; she loved, she laughed, and she didn’t hold back her feelings and she certainly held grudges. She was a woman that when she was on your side you were doing something right. The level of strength that she had to walk through this life is encouraging for even the weakest minded person. Lucia will never be forgotten because her presence made her the center of the room. Let us allow her to rest easy and be thankful for the time we all have shared with her for her life is now at Peace.
Lucia is proceeded in death by her parents Seferinia and Francisco Rodriguez, her sisters Victoria R. Avalos and Paula R. Guerrero, and Son- Javier Quintanilla.
She leaves to cherish her memory 1 daughter: Belen Adame (Jesse) and 1 son Gilbert Rodriguez (Olivia). Grandchildren Johnny Ray Garcia (Kimberly), Savannah G. Rivera (Rick), Christine Farinias (Joe), Nick Cook (Monica), Jessica Gutrioz (Jeffrey), John Adame (Valerie), Jackie Adame (Geneva), Gregory Rodriguez, Patrick Rodriguez, Chelsea and Alyssa Rodriguez, Lucy Villafranca (Samuel) and Javier Quintanilla Jr. (Arlene).
She also leaves to cherish 30 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.