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Peggy Schellenger (Jennie’s Grandmom)
I remember the enthusiasm about all
the things exciting in her life and
the concern for others in their
times of need.
I remember having the privilege of
teaching Nadia in Sunday School
twice back then. She is a “Great
Nadia has been a blessing to me and
all of us here at WestPres. I miss
seeing her smile every Sunday.
I didn’t know Nadia, but as a mom of
a daughter, I imagine the pain of
such a loss. An early journey home…
I can’t fathom God’s reasoning, but
cling to the fact that He is on the
Throne. May the Lord Himself dwell
in you and with your family in a
tangible way, with His peace and
comfort enveloping you.
When I first came to this church as
a spritely 4th Grade girl; Nadia,
Carol, and Rose were there with open
arms --- wide open arms! I have had
the joy, the honor, the privilege of
watching Nadia bloom from a
joy-filled young girl into a
joy-filled young woman. When I think
of Nadia, my mind is flooded with
images of unabashed and unbridled
joy and love. Nadia lived life and
she lived it out loud—way out loud.
She was never afraid to let her
light shine and shine it did. I feel
so blessed to have known and loved
her, and even more blessed to have
had her know and love me. I thank
God for every moment. One of my
favorite memories is running into
Nadia at the Roller Rink and hearing
her excitedly talk of her roller
skating classes and adventures.
I remember how helpful Nadia has
always been. She always wanted to
help me water the plants, etc. I
know Sam and Della are taking care
of her now. She’ll be missed very
She was ALWAYS full of energy, and
was fun to be around. I will miss
her!! RIP. I love you.
I can remember Nadia as a loving,
spirited young woman, not afraid to
share her faith in Christ.
It was an inspiration to all of the
youth and those around her. Her joy
will always be remembered and I
personally will always admire it.
Carol, I can’t think of a specific
occasion only that when I think of
Nadia, I see that big smile and hug
I would get each time I’d see her. I
had the honor of watching her grow
from an adorable child into al
beautiful, caring young lady full of
love and life. You did a terrific
job and should be very proud.
I will always be touched by Nadia’s
presence and feel very blessed for
this. Love, Becky
P.S. I have no doubt where she is or
what she is up to!!
I do not claim to have known Nadia
for long, but I knew her well. I
tutored her in math; words cannot
express the pride I have for Nadia.
Her personality was so vital, I
could never walk away sad. I hope
that you can cope. It will help to
know that I, and all of her friends,
loved her dearly. She was simply
amazing; have pride in Nadia. We
will never forget her.
Jerry (Baja Fresh)
Nadia had to go to the bank once on
a 10 minute break to get money to
eat. She always made us laugh with
her stories. We at Baja will all
I will never forget the times Nadia
and I shared through-out the years.
We have both grown up in this
church, and in that time we grew
closest at Calvin Crest. There was
one particular day that it was
raining very hard, and she and I sat
on her bunk and we talked about
life, and things to pray about for
each other. It was an amazing time,
and in those moments, I saw the
purity of Nadia’s heart and soul,
and her love toward people, and her
love for God, her Savior.
Our prayer concerns and praises
“warrior.” You could always count on
Nadia to share. She was bubbly,
upbeat, out-going and bold. Nadia
always made sure to put a smile on
all of our faces.
Nadia is a gift and joy... enjoy
your everlasting life with our Lord
Maribel and Marisol (Memas)
Great friend that always gave great
advice. She was always there when we
needed her. She was our sister.
Dr. Denny Thompson, Principal
Nadia was once sent to my office for
being tardy. After listening to me,
she winked and thanked me “for
spending my time with such a bad
kid”… If that wasn’t enough to put
me in my place, she commented, after
looking at a picture of my 2 year
old grand-daughter… “Gee, Dr.
Thompson, looking at this picture of
such a beautiful kid, I now know
that I can have beautiful
grandkids…. Even if I marry someone
as ugly as you!” What can I say? …
She won as she usually did. With
respect, Dr. Denny Thompson
Nadia was an enthusiastic prayer.
For her friends her family and
church members. A cheery person, she
enjoyed life. We knew her all her
life. She will be sorely missed.
It was a real pleasure to baby-sit
Nadia in the nursery for several
years from cradle until she left us
for Sunday School. Nadia was very
attentive and loved to have books
read to her. She was always smiling,
She was my other daughter! She
filled Kim’s shoes in so many ways.
Taylor loved her so much. She was
the sister he always wanted! We
loved her so much!
Barbara (neighbor) Gibbs and Kristen
A bacon sandwich will never be eaten
the same with me. She loved my bacon
sandwiches, I probably will not eat
one again without remembering Nadia
eating one with me. She was a
wonderful girl and will be very
Carole Rosenblum, Principal
We were privileged to have Nadia at
Glenfeliz since Kindergarten and she
was a loving, positive, delightful
spirit and wonderful student. She
always helped me and all her
teachers. I know she is in heaven
because of her loving heart.
I remember Nadia standing up in
church asking for prayers to get a
license, to get a job, to graduate,
etc. I just loved her. I’m so sorry…
I’ll miss her.
Jane Rector (Joyce Barrow’s
It is an honor to be here today to
celebrate Nadia. She sounds like she
was a wonderful daughter. I was
pleasantly surprised to see some of
the teachers and teachers-aides from
Glenfeliz Elementary where Nadia
went to school and where I used to
work. God bless your whole family.
God bless and comfort you.
Love from ELA
Melody (Matt’s sis)
Nadia with all my heart. I,
Matthew and our family are here for
you whenever you need us.
We love you and she will be missed
Tom, Lisa, Patrick and Michael
What a huge, huge heart Nadia has.
She has touched all of us with her
We will always remember wet hair in
a pony tail, spaghetti straps and
wonderful prayers and praises. For a
person her age, she really had great
focus on the Lord. We will miss her
in the back of the church, but know
she is continuing her good works in
the BIG BIG HOUSE up above. We are
always here for you.
Love and blessings always, The
I wish I could remember when I first
heard that Nadia was born,
if it was before I first met you as
a wonderful boss, or after - just
that it was wonderful.
God bless you always.
Every Sunday I looked forward to
Nadia standing and telling us what
was going on in her life. She always
had happy things to share. I also
spent a week with Nadia at Calvin
Crest, and we spent hours talking
about anything and everything.
Religion, Faith, life, and death.
Those hours opened my mind to an
entirely new way of looking at
things, and I will cherish them
Sharon Thomas, Principal –
Taft High School
Nadia was a very caring person. In
my conversations with her, she
expressed her deep love for her
mother and grandmother. She looked
so beautiful when I saw her and
spoke to her two days before she
We had a lot of fun at Summer Camp.
The overnight camping trip was the
best. We were both scared because of
the story Juan (aka: Spiderman)
told. You were a great friend. I
will not forget the great times.
Thanx for the morning smiles and
hugs. I wrote a poem that I posted
in school for you. Thank you.
Ms. Long – Counselor
Nadia was so enthusiastic about
starting a new school year. She
proudly came into the counseling
office to plan her schedule because
she was doing so well this semester.
Dottie Madison & Family
As precious as she was on earth, she
will continue to be a precious angel
of God. May He bless you and comfort
Joann & Manuel
Nadia, you are a sweet sweet girl…
You will be at the best place of all
time. We’ll miss you.
The first time I met Nadia was in
Fellowship Hall, when I went up to
her and told her that I loved her “I
Love Lucy purse.” She was so nice. I
will miss her even though I didn’t
really know her. God bless the whole
family. I am here if you need
Your friend, Kelly
Nadia was so bubbly and cheerful ---
she always brought a smile to my
Although I never had the opportunity
to meet Nadia – I wanted to be here
to let you know my thoughts and my
prayers are with her and you at this
time. May your beliefs give you the
strength you need to go on.
With loving fondness, Bonnie
I never had the opportunity to meet
Nadia. The joy and happiness that
you brought to each is always
evident in your speaking of her,
especially when she got her job at
Baja Fresh. My thoughts are with you
Nadia – Your sweet fragrance will be
missed. It is wonderful to know that
we will meet again in heaven with
our dear Lord who reigns forever.