Rachel (Raquel) Gonzalez, of Sunnyside, went to be with our Lord in heaven on Sept. 14, 2011, lovingly surrounded by her family. Rachel was born on Jan. 1, 1936 in Weslaco, Texas to Rev. Marcelino and Genoveva Gonzalez. Rachel's presence here on earth was a blessing to all her family.
Rachel is survived by three sisters, Emma Gonzalez (Isidro Centeno), Marta Gonzalez (Ramon), Alice Lopez (Daniel) and five brothers David Gonzalez (Margie), Daniel Gonzalez (Dalia), John Gonzalez (Diane), Fred Gonzalez (Mary Alice), Ruben Gonzalez (Francis) and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. Marcelino and Genoveva B. Gonzalez; one brother Eliazar Gonzalez; three sisters Ester, Maria Magdelena and Maria Alma; nieces Argentina Galvan and Sylvia Marie Gonzalez and nephews Abraham Gonzalez and Israel Gonzalez.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.