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Wells, Adriana Iza

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August 29, 1933 - July 12, 2014

Wells, Adriana Iza

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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Carol Flatt

July 24, 2014 5:04PM

Adriana was a friendly, thoughtful, and generous of spirit lady. I met her in our exercise and yoga class several years ago. We always put our yoga mats close to each other so we could chat before and after class while putting on shoes and rolling up our mats. Then we continued on to the parking lot with our talks. Adri had such an interesting life and loved her family so much. John and family, my deepest sympathy goes to you. May your many happy memories of Adriana comfort you in the days and years ahead.
Carol Flatt
Farmers Branch, Tx


charlie Bird

July 24, 2014 4:52PM

John , I have Always RESPECTED YOUR LOVELY Mrs. wells AND YOU FOR THE CARE AND CONCERN OF OUR CITY fARMERS bRANCH . the TWO OF YOU REPERSENTED THE LOVE AND DEVOTION TO US AND THE RESIDENTS OF fARMERS bRANCH AND CARED WITH LOVE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF IT. mRS WELLS WAS ALWAYS CHEERFUL AND POLITE TO EVERYONE SHE MET ANAD WHEN WE SPOKE AT CIVIC MEETINGS GS AND YOU AT THE COUNCIL MEETINGS IT WAS AWAYS IN THE BEST INTEREST FRO THE CITY . sHE WILL BE MISSED AND WE WILL ALWAYS MISS HER CHEERFUL SMILE , God bLESS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ...Charlie BIRD . COUNCILMAN 1996-2011CITY OF fARMERS branch


Ali Vleeshouwer

July 19, 2014 2:03PM

Adri was a close friend of mine and we have many wonderful memories. We met when we were six years old and spent our youth together in Holland. Adri and John became our good friends over the years in the USA also. John, Marian and Rhoda, I am thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy. I will miss Adri. With loving memories, Ali Vleeshouwer


Ali Vleeshouwer

July 19, 2014 1:57PM

Adri was a close friend of mine and we have many wonderful memories. We met when we were six years old and spent our youth together in Holland. Adri and John became our good friends over the years in the USA. John, Marian and Rhoda, I am thinking of you with heart felt sympathy. I will miss Adri. With loving memories, Ali Vleeshouwer


Ali Vleeshouwer

July 19, 2014 12:44PM

Ali Vleeshouwer. July 19th 2014

Adri was a close friend of mine, I wii surely miss her. We met when we were 6 years old in spent our youth together in Holland. Adri and John became good friends with my husband and I in the USA. also.
John, Rhoda and Marian, I am thinking of you, receive our condolences .
I will miss Adri so much, with loving memories.

Ali.Oene,Ina,Sharon Karen and Edie.


Lynda Beaver

July 19, 2014 12:31PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Adri was a sweet person and I am so glad I had the privilege of knowing her.


Patsy Waterreus and Kay Wright

July 18, 2014 6:41PM

John, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
We thought the world of Adri. She was so full of energy and interested in life around her it was always a pleasure to talk to her! She made us feel special. We will think of you in the days to come.


Tim and GiGi Nabonne

July 17, 2014 8:56PM

What a sweet lady we met Mr and Mrs Wells in 1996 when my kids were babies they both became honorary grandparents to our children throughtout the next 18 years often attending granparents day at school God has received another angel my prayers and thoughts go out to John and the girls with love tim, Gigi and kids


Kathy Rogers

July 16, 2014 10:15AM

I have wonderful memories of Adriana. Such a dear sweet soft spoken lady, always ready to help and full of energy and always smiling. I believe she was a living example of discipleship. She was a great role model and someone we can all learn from.


Allyson Dean-West

July 16, 2014 9:38AM

I'm so sorry for your loss.


Bobby & Emma Duke

July 16, 2014 9:07AM

John and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could take away or lessen yur pain and grief, but time will replace what you are feeling now with an abundance of sweet memories which will comfort you forever. Adri was a rare gem, a true friend with such warmth and wit, and she will be missed so very much. Love, Bobby & Emma


Meta Evenbly

July 15, 2014 10:11PM

Sleep gently in the Lord's arms, Adri. I thank Him for your life. You were such a wonderful person. I much admired you. When I think of you I find myself in your living room where you told me some of the course of your life. Heaven is sure to rejoice in you now. My husband Frits' and my condolences go out to John and your daughters and all who love you. Until we meet again.


charlotte weirich

July 15, 2014 6:45PM

Adriana was a close friend of mine for many years. The city of Farmers Branch was the residence of both of us , being a small community, we met often walking around Rawhide Park, attending St. Paul Lutheran Church, and doing activities at the Northaven YMCA.
Next we both attended Grace Lutheran Church of Carrollton. She was also active in the tulip festival at the Dallas Botanical Gardens, showing the Holland warmth and friendship. Her life has ended too soon, cutting short her gifts to many people learning English and blessing her family and friends in multiple ways.


Tracey Flood

July 15, 2014 6:12PM

Adriana will be missed by all her church family at Grace. She was a great neighbor to Rosemary and Curtis and this is how I first met her and John. She is now in God's gracious arms.


Darlene Jackson

July 15, 2014 3:11PM

Marian, I know you will miss your Mother. I feel so glad to have been able to meet her. She hugged me and danced with me as if she had known me all her life. There's an old saying that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. That would be you and your Mom. I'm so grateful that the tree rooted and bared such sweet fruit/apples. With Heartfelt Sympathy.


Teresa Doyle

July 15, 2014 1:14PM

Marian- so sorry to hear about your loss.
Thinking of you and your family!
Love ya,
Teresa


Diana Kennison

July 15, 2014 10:11AM

John,11 21-27 I am the resurrection & the Life; he who believes in ME even if he dies will come to life. Adri is a ray of joyful sunshine she is rejoicing,singing & dancing in the house of the LORD! May memories of Adri comfort you.


Paula Parker

July 15, 2014 9:30AM

Adriana was a gracious lady and loved by the members at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrollton. We will miss her so much,