Anastacia “Tana” Rodriguez Renteria, 89, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Masks are required for the Rosary, Mass, and Graveside. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Renteria was born, May 2, 1931, in Deming, NM to Emilio and Benita Rodriguez.
At the age of 17, she met the love of her life, Louis Renteria, at a baptismal celebration. Two years later, she and Louis were married on July 23, 1950, in Amarillo, TX. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year.
Tana was a kind-hearted, generous, prayerful woman of God. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was a member of the charismatic prayer group and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed going to Prayer Town to sing, praise and worship with the Sisters. She was an incredible prayer warrior and always prayed for her family and friends.
Tana was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She always welcomed people with a hot meal and provided a “bendición” (blessing) when you were leaving. She was always eager to help those in need with meals or clothing. She had a passion for singing, dancing, and listening to music. She had a competitive spirit and could often be found playing games with family members. She was an avid reader and could often be found researching the best home remedies, she could tell you exactly what to take when you were not feeling well.
Tana loved and cherished her family. She has passed on a legacy of hospitality and generosity. She shared her faith and the gospel with anyone she met. She was an amazing woman, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Renteria; three brothers, Leonzo, Feliciano and Alejandro Rodriguez; her sister, Leonor Perez; one grandchild, Nicholas Renteria; and daughter-in-law, Sara Renteria.
Anastacia is survived by four daughters, Maria Nieves Ornelas, Margarita Smith and husband Dale, Candelaria “Candy” Betancourt and husband Daniel, all of Amarillo, TX, and Luisa Marchbanks and husband Dwayne, of Frisco, TX; three sons, Marcos Renteria and wife Lydia, Julian Renteria and wife Sandra, and Leonardo Renteria, all of Amarillo; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 S. Washington, Amarillo, TX 79109.