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,
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,
Rodriguez and husband, Luis, of
California; three sons, Maxi Sanchez of Mexico, Luis Rodriguez and wife, Rosa,
Rodriguez and wife,
all of California; 17 grandchildren and four-great grandchildren. She is also
survived by her siblings,
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
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
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Smith
Funeral Home in
, with burial to follow at
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.