August 29, 1933 - July 12, 2014
Adriana Wells (deRegt), 80, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 12, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 19th at: Rejoice Lutheran Church, 532 E Sandy Lake Rd., Coppell, TX 75019 (972) 724-2323 Reverend Ernie Hinojosa officiating.
Adri was born in the province of Zeeland, Holland on August 29, 1933 in Heinkenszand. She was the third child of seven children to Hendrik Eduard deRegt (1902-1974) and Cornelia deRegt-Schrier (1907-2000). In 1938 the family moved to the village of Winkel in the province of North-Holland. She is preceded in death by her parents and two older siblings; Leni Buitenhuis-deRegt (1929-1965) and Iza Roos-deRegt (1930-2000). Adri is survived by her brothers Rinus (1934) and Henk (1936) and her sisters Miek (1939) and Ali (1941).
Adri finished secondary-modern school in Winkel. This is also where she and her family survived the war. In her early years, Adri worked in an office in Amsterdam and was a housekeeper on a fruit farm in North-Holland. Later, she served as an au-pair (nanny) in France, Denmark, and England. It was while she worked as an au-pair at an English estate that she first met her future husband, John Wells.
After immigrating to the U.S. in 1954, John invited Adri to visit him and they were subsequently married on March 2, 1957. They had two daughters Rhoda Karen and Marian Ellen. In 1967 John and Adri moved their family from San Antonio to Farmers Branch, TX and this is where they raised their two girls. Adri enjoyed many things in life. She loved music, yoga, swimming, knitting, traveling, meeting people, and celebrating life. She could often be seen dancing and singing while she worked. She enjoyed working as a greeter at a local furniture store (Gabberts) and doing volunteer work. She often helped other immigrants with English at the local community college and volunteered at her church. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. She will be missed.
She is survived by husband John Harold Wells of Farmers Branch; daughters Rhoda Moriak and husband Eric of Carrollton; Marian Roberson and husband Dale of Carrollton; granddaughters Shannon Moriak of Denton; and Jennifer Moriak of Carrollton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Adri’s name to Metrocrest Services
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