In Loving Memory of Lenore March 8, 1950 - October 22, 2023
On October 22, 2023, the world lost a remarkable and uncompromising soul. Lenore Pietrzak passed away peacefully surrounded by love and her family. She leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and cherished memories, survived by her husband, Wayne Pietrzak; daughter, Audrey Ench; son-in-law, August Ench; and two adoring grandsons, Lucca and Dylan Ench.
Lenore's love extended far beyond her immediate family, encompassing her seven cherished brothers and sisters, each holding a special place in her heart. With two brothers, Robert and Dimas, and five sisters, Rosa, Francisca, Andrea, Diana, and Celia, Lenore treasured the bonds of kinship that they shared. The time she spent with them, sharing stories, laughter, and the joys of life, held immeasurable significance for her. Lenore valued the strength of her family ties, the resilience passed down through generations, and the enduring connection that bound them together.
As Lenore's journey continues in the realm beyond, her well wishes and hopes for her brothers and sisters are clear. She hoped that they would continue to find strength in one another, cherish the memories they've created together, and navigate life's challenges with the same determination and courage that she exemplified. May they be blessed with a future filled with love, unity, and the same unwavering values that they held dear. Lenore's love for her siblings will remain a guiding light for them, reminding them of the importance of family bonds and the unbreakable ties that bind them together.
Lenore was a Texas native who, despite humble beginnings, lived her life to the fullest. From San Benito to Chicago and back to Texas her life’s journey took her far and wide. In 1982, she crossed paths with her beloved husband, Wayne, at Harza Engineering, marking the beginning of a 39 year partnership filled with love and unwavering support.
Lenore dedicated herself to a fulfilling career in administration and training. Her work was not just a job, but a testament to her determination and commitment to independence. She valued her professional career as it allowed her to embrace her strengths and form lifelong friendships.
Despite her achievements in the professional realm, Lenore's heart was most fulfilled in her role as a homemaker, where she devoted the majority of her time to raising her daughter, Audrey. She was a strong, brave woman who valued independence and passed these values on to her daughter.
Lenore was a woman of many passions. She adored Elvis Presley's music, finding solace and inspiration in his songs. Her kitchen was a special place where she showcased her culinary talents, her strength evident in the creativity and care she put into every meal. Gardening was yet another passion that she cultivated with determination, turning her garden into a haven of beauty and serenity.
Nothing brought Lenore more happiness than spending time with her grandsons, Lucca and Dylan. She cherished every moment with them, passing on her values and love to the boys who fondly refer to her as Grammy. Their love was a constant source of joy in her life.
Though Lenore has left us, her memory will forever live on in our hearts. Her laughter, boundless courage and strength will be forever cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her.
As we remember Lenore, let us do so by cherishing the values she held dear - love, honesty, loyalty, bravery, and independence. In her honor, may we find comfort in the memories we shared and continue to carry her spirit forward.
Rest in peace, Grammy, Mother, beloved wife, devoted sister and cherished friend. You will forever be in our hearts.
Services are to be held at a later date.