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Rosella Padilla

Rosella Padilla

Rosella Padilla

Rosella Padilla, 71, of Amarillo died Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Msgr. Harold Waldow as celebrant.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rosella was born June 14, 1947, in Clayton, New Mexico to Abe and Pauline Montoya.  She was a teacher’s assistant and bilingual teacher for Amarillo ISD.

She was preceded in death by parents, Pauline “Granny” and “Grandpo” Abe Montoya; a sister, Trisa Montoya; and a brother, Abie Montoya.

Survivors include her husband of 51years, Jake Padilla; her children and their spouses, daughter, Kaye Meza and husband Ryan, daughter Paula Pereira and husband Rob, son, Michael Padilla and wife Dawn, and daughter Jackie Padilla.  She was Nana to her grandchildren, Brieanne Estrada and husband Sammy, Jory Dunavin, Julian Davis, Skylar Moseley and girlfriend Kambri Smith, Sienna Gonzales and husband Trever, Jacob Padilla, Nick Meza, Elysia Almazan and fiance Augustine Montes, Mikah Padilla, Makayla Almazan and fiance Isaac Diaz, RJ Almazan, and Olivia Pereira; and her great-grandchildren, Zhane Estrada, Cree Moseley, Ulianna Diaz, Amaliya Montes, Taos Moseley, and Everleigh Gonzales.


  • Tony Sintas Posted November 12, 2018 3:56 pm

    Jake, I’m sorry about Chelas passing, my heart & prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Nancy J. Perez4417 Posted November 12, 2018 6:32 pm

    Jake, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rosella was such a beautiful and loving person. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Please give our love to all your family.

  • Ramirez Family Posted November 12, 2018 7:31 pm

    GodSpeed Mrs. Padilla, thank you for always being so kind to me and my family , Love You and May you Rest In Peace.

  • Ruby De Herrera Kocer Posted November 12, 2018 7:43 pm

    Padilla Family and Montoya Family, so sorry for your great loss…Rosella will be missed by all who knew her..and loved her…she lives on in all of her children grandchildren and great grandchildren …And her loving sisters and brothers..God Bless you all..RIP my neighbor🙏🏽

  • Jeremy & Lori Nolan Posted November 12, 2018 8:53 pm

    Our sincere heartfelt condolences to all of the family. We loved getting to see all of you at Mass every Sunday, she will be missed. May God be with you all.

  • Anita Drennon Posted November 12, 2018 9:37 pm

    Jake, I’m so sorry for your loss. Chella was a beautiful woman. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each and everyone of you. Love you cousin.

  • Lydia Bolk Posted November 13, 2018 12:35 pm

    Jake, so sorry for you and your families loss of Rosella. May she Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sylvia Zamora Posted November 13, 2018 2:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss , she was such a friendly, loving , caring person. Always with a smile , I’m grateful for having known her when I worked at Will Roger Elem. She will be missed, My condolences to her husband Jake and her family. GOD BE WITH YOU!

  • Dawn West Posted November 13, 2018 2:35 pm

    I was so sadden to hear of Rosella’s passing. She was a blessing to me and every life she touched at Lee Elementary. Will always remember the fun times we shared. Blessings to your entire family.

  • Ronnie Olivas Posted November 13, 2018 7:36 pm

    Jake, lo siento mucho hermano. my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Betty Solis Posted November 14, 2018 10:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rosella was a big part of Glenwood School. I always enjoyed working with her. I am sorry I can’t be with you but I am out of town. Love to all. Betty Solis

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