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Obituary

RAFAELA SANCHEZ NIETO

PAID OBITUARY

RAFAELA SANCHEZ NIETO

Rafaela Sanchez Nieto, 86, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Sunnyside.

She was born Dec. 3, 1920, in

Cualcoman

,

Michoacan

, Mexico to David and Maria Nieto Sanchez. Rafaela worked as a childcare provider. She was a very giving person who was always worried about everyone.

She enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Rafaela cherished spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She began each morning with a prayer.

She is survived by her three daughters; Luz Almeida and husband, Adam, and Maria Medrano, all of Sunnyside, and

Soccorro

Rodriguez and husband, Luis, of California; three sons, Maxi Sanchez of Mexico, Luis Rodriguez and wife, Rosa, and

Porfirio

Rodriguez and wife,

Chuy

, all of California; 17 grandchildren and four-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings,

Herminia

Sanchez,

Macario

Sanchez and Adrian Sanchez, all of Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Adrian Rodriguez and Ramon Rodriguez; and two brothers, Ramon Sanchez and

Elio

Sanchez.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, March 5, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m., with a special evening service from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in

Sunnyside

. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in

Sunnyside

, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in

Sunnyside

. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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