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Rosa del Cielo "Ñeca" Beléndez de Richardson
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1920
Isabela Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 2011
Travis County
Texas, USA

December 6, 1920 - September 22, 2011

Rosa del Cielo Beléndez de Richardson, 90, long-time resident of College Station, passed away Thursday the 22nd of September, attended by her children and grandchildren at her son's home in Austin.

A memorial service will take place at three o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, October 22, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.

Rosa was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico and received her bachelor's degree in business education. During World War II, she met Robert M. Richardson, a native Texan, whom she later married.

They were married 62 years and she was a devoted wife and mother, passionate about helping others. She volunteered in the greater community instilling her family with a sense of service and care to others. Rosa was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and numerous organizations including A&M Garden Club, Officer Wives Club, the Pink Ladies of St. Joseph Hospital, The League of Women Voters, and the Latin Club.

She retired from Texas A&M after working many years in different capacities from teaching Spanish, editing manuscripts, translating, and finally, an executive secretary for the History Department.

Rosa loved to get together with family and friends. She enjoyed travel, quilting, reading and playing bridge with lifelong friends. She loved to cook, and was constantly exploring new cuisines through the Gourmet Club.

She is survived by her children, Randy Richardson of Austin, Zaida Bélendez of Lexington, Ken., René Richardson of Manhattan Beach, Calif. and Desireé Huffman of Austin; along with her eight grandchildren, Regina Richardson, Alex Beléndez DeSha, Adriana Richardson Sjoberg, Pilar Beléndez DeSha, Vivienne Richardson, Kyle Huffman, Kesley Huffman and Leland Huffman.

She was the jewel of our family, a gracious and brave lady, who lived through war, peace, and cultural changes. She lived with great dignity and enjoyment of life. We will miss her greatly.

In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances,
the family suggests donations be made to the
St. Thomas Episcopal Church 906 George Bush Drive
College Station, Texas 77840

Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle from October 18 to October 20, 2011

Natalia Beléndez de Gover
Eva Beléndez de Albino
Iris Beléndez García
Nicandro Beléndez García
Joaquín Beléndez García
Elí Beléndez García
Haydeé Beléndez de Iglesias
Family links: 
  Joaquín Beléndez y Solá (1885 - 1955)
  Cándida del Pilar García y Del Rosario Vda. de Beléndez (1886 - 1984)
  Natalia del Pilar Belendez Garcia de Gover (1908 - 1999)*
  Haydeé Beléndez y García (1909 - 1912)*
  Iris Beléndez García (1911 - 1947)*
  Eva Beléndez García (1913 - 1972)*
  Joaquín Beléndez y García (1914 - 1915)*
  Nicandro Beléndez García (1914 - 2007)*
  Joaquín Beléndez García (1916 - 1976)*
  Elí Beléndez García (1918 - 1992)*
  Rosa del Cielo Beléndez de Richardson (1920 - 2011)
  Haydeé Beléndez García de Iglesias (1923 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Her ashes were scattered over the Vega Baja beach, in Puerto Rico, where she spent many happy times with her family. The ashes of her brother Nicandro were scattered with hers on December 2011.
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Originally Created by: Sandi Costa
Record added: Oct 21, 2011
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Rosa del Cielo Ñeca <i>Beléndez de</i> Richardson
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Numbers 6:24-26King James Version (KJV)24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
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