Adrienne Peel, 54 years young- beautiful daughter, cherished sister, world's best mommy, dedicated aunt, and faithful friend -finished her final journey of this life on January 13, 2017 after a courageous nine month battle with cancer. Despite a devastating diagnosis, she never lost her strong will to face the challenges with courage, determination, and her feisty humor.
Born on November 25, 1962, Adrienne was a longtime resident of Austin. She graduated in 1981 from Grace King High School, Metairie, LA
She was a career State of Texas employee who worked for TRS for more than a decade where she was a loyal and much loved co-worker.
As Adrienne's daughter Sarah went through breast cancer three years ago, Adrienne was her greatest champion and supporter. She became a friend and mentor to others in her daughter's support group who loved Adrienne and benefitted from her wisdom and positive outlook.
Virtually everyone who knew Adrienne was touched by her generosity and loyalty. She gave her friendship and resources lavishly and always put others before herself. Adrienne loved others in her uniquely humorous, fun-loving, and intelligent way that truly made others know they were deeply valued by her.
She is survived by her daughter Sarah Geis, 26 years old, and their kitty George; her parents Patricia Rodgers and Robert Peel (Kathryn); her sisters Genevieve Peel Keefe (John), and Lucinda Peel DuTeau (Jeff); her nieces Jenna Keefe Springer (Jacob), Lauren Peel, Rebekah Keefe, and Hannah Jo Keefe; her nephews David Keefe and Stephen Keefe; a great-nephew Levi Springer; her aunt Marolyn Stubblefield; and her cousins Dr. Sam Stubblefield and Katharine Stubblefield Hughen.
Adrienne remained very close to her step-mother Karen Peel and her daughter Kristina Walton, as well as the cousins acquired by that marriage, Scott Medio, Brenda Wood, and Toni Kenady.
Thank you to everyone who poured out their love, support and encouragement the past nine months. The family is especially grateful to: Janet, Karen, Wendy and Eric, Brenda, Marissa, Jennifer, and Tina.
Special thanks to all the medical professionals who cared for Adrienne, especially Jane Chawla, MD and the infusion room staff at Texas Oncology Balcones, and the staff at Austin Hospice Christopher House.
In lieu of flowers Adrienne requested that donations be made to Give the Gift of Hope through the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas (bcrc.org), who lovingly supported both Sarah and Adrienne.
As Adrienne's final gift she has donated her body to UT Southwestern Medical Center, hoping medical research can find a cure for kidney cancer.