Annette Marie (Rosas) Adams, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on August 4, 2021 in Houston, TX at the age of 74. Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 PM on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell. A rosary will be recited at 6 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Monday, August 9, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell with Father Melvin Dornak officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Caldwell.
Annette was born in Caldwell, Texas to Joe and Mary Rosas on April 27, 1947. After graduating from Caldwell High School in 1965, Annette began her inspiring journey of firsts and breaking barriers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and as a RN went forward to care for patients in the Houston Medical Center, Bryan Hospitals and Dr. Smith’s Pediatric office. She transitioned her medical training to the business world as Industrial Nurse and later Personnel Manager at Alenco, one of the largest employers in Bryan-College Station. She completed her career as the HR Manager at All Seasons Commercial. In addition to her full time employment, Annette served the community in many nursing homes and taught nursing classes at Blinn College. In retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and travelling to amazing places with her family and her beloved grandson, Nicholas.
Annette was a treasured angel, caring for those around her, providing her family and friends with home cooked meals, a warm roof and caregiver support. If you needed anything - medical advice, moral support, love, a place to live, a meal, money, alterations, anything- she was there.
Annette is predeceased by her loving husband William B. Adams III of Bryan, her parents Joe and Mary Rosas and her brother William Rosas of Caldwell.
Survivors include her son William (Bill) Adams, daughter Kelli Adams Stein and Kelli’s husband Richard, and grandson Nicholas. Also, she leaves eight brothers and sisters including: Joe Rosas and spouse Glynis of Groesbeck, Gloria Luce and spouse Troy of Bryan, Charles Rosas of Caldwell, Laura Martinez and spouse Joe of San Antonio, Debra Frieda and spouse Donald of Caldwell, James Rosas and spouse Rebecca of Crosby, Gail Kelly and spouse Michael of Kingwood, and Danny Rosas of Kingwood. Also, many, many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Funeral Meals Fund in Caldwell, TX. We will never be able to replace Annette’s laugh, her joy, her smile or her tenacious spirit, which always said “I am here for you.” However, we can pray that God will keep her in our souls and prayers until we’re back together again.
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