Natalie Senk, 67, of Amarillo, TX passed away after a long illness on April 21, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Natalie was born in Canyon, TX on August 17, 1954, to Antonia and German Acosta. She graduated from Canyon High School and attended West Texas A&M University. She married the love of her life, Lynn Senk, on March 5, 1977, and went on to have three daughters, Carrie, Erin, and Kelly. She worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator. She also worked as a computer lab teacher at South Georgia Elementary, and then for Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in the HR department for 14 years before retiring in 2015. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish and a devoted Catholic.
Mom always put her family first. We were at the top of her list. She was a loving and fun, Nana,
to her seven grandchildren and developed a special bond with each of them. Mom was an amazing cook and loved to make meals for us to enjoy together. Many people loved her chicken enchiladas, spaghetti, roast beef dinners, and her famous Christmas cookies. She enjoyed her travels abroad with Dad and made many memories. As much as she loved traveling, she was just as happy to sit outside on the back patio while enjoying her coffee and the company of Dad. Mom loved spending time with us shopping, trying new places for lunch, and having a good laugh. She would light up the room with her dynamic smile. Movies, Bunco, Late-night TV watching, and lottery scratchers were also some of her favorites.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonia and G.H. Acosta, and her grandmother, Maria Hernandez.
Survivors include her husband of forty-five years, Lynn, her “Honey”, her daughters, Carrie Trejo and husband Mauricio of Gilbert, Arizona, Erin Carter and husband Robert of Amarillo, Kelly McDonald and husband Kris of Lubbock, her grandchildren Cameron, Emily, Caroline, Carson, Claire, Cooper, and Jude, her brother-in-law Christopher Senk and close family friend, Stuart Flaherty of Venice, Florida, sister-in-law, Cheryl Munger and husband Tim of Dunstable, Massachusetts, and many loving friends and family.
We love you, Mom. Enjoy your journey.
20 Replies to “Natalia Guadalupe Senk”
Dear Carrie, Lynn and family, I was shocked this morning to see that Natalie had passed away. She was always so full of joy. So many years of watching our girls play sports together. May God’s peace and comfort surround you with wonder memories of her love for you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl Crain
To Natalie’s LOVED ONES, which there are many, many, all I can think
to say is, GOD WILL PUT US TOGETHER AGAIN…
thank you, SENKS, for sharing your presence with all of us from
Sanibel and St. Isabel’s parish. You are loved and our prayers are with you and we shall miss you every day to come.
To my dearest cousin, Nata. Our hearts are hurting knowing that we will not be able to see your beautiful face on this earth. You are missed and loved by so many . May you Rest In Peace , give my momma and Pa a big hug when you see them up there in heaven. You can rest assured that you did a great job raising your beautiful family and they will continue to make you proud. We love you so Nata. Your cousin, Chalia
The loss of a good friend is always difficult, but the loss of such a special person as Natalie is heart rending. We always treasured the time we spent with her and Lynn. Whether it was on church tours to Italy and the UK or simply having dinner and some visiting time together in Sanibel/Fort Myers, her warmth, good nature, and obvious love of life constantly shone through. We’ll miss you, Natalie. May God bless Lynn and the rest of the family at this difficult time and give them solace in the knowledge that, although a tragic loss to those of she leaves on this earth, heaven is indeed a richer place
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Senk family. I feel so sorry to have lost touch with my cousins over the last few years. I briefly talked with Natalie last year on social media about anniversaries, and the fond memories of family reunions at St Anselm’s. May she rest in peace
To Lynn and girls , my sympathy and prayers. To Natalie, I’ll miss your visits and our telephone ‘visits’ in between. God Bless you on your journey on. Love, Marcia
Peace, Prayers and Blessings
It’s a sad day for all of us who knew her. She was always smiling and a joy to be with. We remember fondly that her grandchildren were always with her at our zoom masses and that was special. She was special. We wrap you father in the warmth of our embrace as you go through this difficult time. We can’t be with you on this coming Sunday’s zoom Mass but be assured that we are with you in spirit and our mass will be dedicated to Natalie. Leo and Carole
Lynn, Carrie , Erin , Kelly and all of you beautiful grandchildren, I am so happy and thankful that I had the privilege of knowing Natalie and being able to call she and Lynn our “Texas darlings!”
She loved each of you in such a special way and enjoyed sharing good news about you with us. I’ll have such good memories of our times together and am happy that she is with her Lord. Can’t you just imagine her smile now!!
Dear Lynn and family, Bill and i were lucky enough to get to travel with you on Father Chris’s trips from FL. Natalie’s smile could light up a room and you immediately knew she would be a friend. We are sorry for your pain and loss and she will be greatly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Bill & Mary Jo Williams
I first met LYNN in 1974 when we were young men starting our railroad careers on the old SANTA FE. Shortly thereafter, we had the pleasure of meeting NATALIE, by way of LYNN. NATALIE AND LYNN immediately became like FAMILY to us. From the outset, it was obvious that NATALIE had a contagious smile and laughter. Throughout the years, our bonds became stronger and stronger and we would eventually be honored to become Godparents to the three SENK girls, CARRIE, ERIN, and KELLY. In return, they became Godparents to our children, AMANDA and CARLOS. While we will certainly miss NATALIE, we know she is with GOD and cannot be saddened, since in spite of all of the health challenges she had to deal with, she was not a sad person, rather one that was full of smiles and laughter until her final days. GODSPEED NATALIE……… THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful life with us. We Love You……..
I am so very sorry to hear of Natalie’s passing.
Haven’t seen her for years but she was a great lady! Always smiling!
My condolences to Lynn and the family
Natalie, you were a joy to know, and a fun travel companion. Your smile was contagious. We pray that Lynn, your daughters and grandchildren find comfort in their memories of times with you and strength in the family and friends
who share your loss..
Bill and Nancy Stell
Our sweet precious “neighbor”. We knew you for such a short time, but we became friends quickly. The time that we spent together will always be so special. May the souls of the faithful departed Rest In Peace. May the angels come to greet you and lead you to paradise. Our love, John & Phyllis
I was blessed to have the best sister-in-law anyone could ever hope for. She was more than a relative, she was my friend. When Natalie and my brother would come to visit Florida, their arrival was anticipated with much joy. While I will never forget our European travels together, it is Natalie’s kindness that will live on forever, especially in the live of her children (my nieces) and her grandchildren. Natalie you are already so missed. Stuart and me loved, and will always love you greatly.
Natalie, it saddens me to hear of your passing! To know you is to love you! You will be missed immensely!!! It was a true honor to know you!!! My deepest condolences and prayers to your family!!!
My condolences to her family. Prayers for all.
Dear Lynn and family, I am so so sorry for your loss! Natalie’s death was a tremendous loss for so many of us. She was a kind, fun loving
wonderful person.. Although I didn’t get to see you two that often, I considered her a good friend. I especially remembered the fun time we had sharing red wine in Italy!
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tears are flowing as I read this beautiful tribute to Natalie, she was an amazing wife, mom, Nana & friend who will be dearly missed! Her kind & loving spirit along with her beautiful smile brought JOY to everyone she knew. Her strong Faith & her courageous fight are an inspiration to all!
May God bring Lynn, Carrie, Erin, Kelly and all the grandchildren & family comfort, peace, strength & hope during this most difficult time of loss & grief. I can only imagine Natalie in the arms of Jesus completely healed with no more suffering or pain & smiling down on the ones she loves so much!
Love, Hugs & Prayer’s! Kendra
We are saddened by the loss of such a wonderful, loving person. She had a smile that would light up the room. Our deepest sympathies to the family-please know you are all in our prayers. RIP Natalie! You will be missed. Fly high!