Leora Eileen Hobbs Rodolico of Denton, Texas, went home to our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 24, 2014. Her passing was quick and perhaps, to some, unexpected but long awaited by our Lord.
Mrs. Rodolico was born on May 19, 1934, in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of the late Carl A. and Ruth Margaret Hobbs. She married her late husband Charles Rodolico in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on May 26, 1951. She and her husband moved to Waxahachie, Texas, in 1953 and then to Denton, Texas, in 1971. While in Denton Mrs. Rodolico was an educator with the Denton Independent School District, teaching at Frank Borman Elementary School and Newton Rayzor Elementary School until her retirement in May 1994. She was a painter and an avid crafter of beaded jewelry. She loved listening to classical music and working in her garden. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Mrs. Rodolico was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas.
Leora is survived by her son, R.W. Rodolico, and daughter Domenica "Niki" Rodolico both of Dallas, TX; granddaughter Tiffany Spooner of Denton,TX; brother Loren Hobbs (Julie) of Tennessee; sister Betty Davis (Don) of Indiana; and a host of "children" she called her own. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Rodolico; her parents Carl A. and Ruth Margaret Hobbs; and brothers Albert Hobbs (Betty) of Wyoming, and James Hobbs of Washington State.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Leora's memory may do so to either:
Denton County Friends of the Family P.O. Box 640, Denton, TX 76202-0640, Phone 940-387-5131 http://www.dcfof.org; or
Methodist Children's Home 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco, TX 76708, toll free 800.853.1272 www.methodistchildrenshome.org
A memorial service will be held Saturday April 12, 2014, at 2:00 in the afternoon at Asbury United Methodist Church, 117 Hercules Lane, Denton, TX 76207.