A rosary for Raquel Rede, 86, who passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, is scheduled at Ballard Chapel on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. Mass is scheduled at St. John’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Raquel was born April 9, 1926, in Miami, Ariz., to Catalina Cabrera and Rodrigo Gutierrez. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jose de la Luz Rede; her daughter; Gloria Garcia, and her sons, Oscar and Pedro Rede.
Her surviving children are Gustavo Rede, Victor Rede, Guadalupe Garcia, Juven Fierro, Carolina Rede, Pascuala Lazo, Rosario Gonzalez, Raquel Rede and Lorena Loya; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Raquel loved her family very much. Her favorite things to do were read her Bible and garden. She loved to crochet, knit and sew for her family. Her kind and gentle ways and capacity to love made her the special person so many will always remember.
Pallbearers are Luis Garcia, Jose Rede, Ezequiel Lazo, Juan Lazo, Alejandro Frierro and Daniel Gonzalez.
Woman of Strength
A woman who never gave in to pain.
You put up a fight, you fought with all your might.
We never got along.
We never sang to the same damn song.
Now I see it was me.
How could you love someone so weak?
A woman so strong.
Your rejection was a simple reflection
Of who I had to be.
I gave up on life,
As you fought to stay alive.
Lesson learned. A shameful bow. I see that now.
Your eyes have shut. Your soul has won.
As mine has come undone.
You tried to speak, as I began to freak.
Were you saying you love me?
Or were you telling me I was weak?
Or a simple freak?
I hope my words brought you peace.
— grandson, Leonel Garcia
Mujer del Bosque Bonito
Mujer de un mundo perdido
Tu fortalez es unica
Descansa mujer descansa
Mi abuelita querida
Aunque nunca te ame
Nunca te odie
Luchaste toda una vida
Pero ya llego to despedida.
Vuela abuela vuela
Tu cancion allegado a su fin.
Cierro tus ojitos
Descansa mujer del bosque bonito
Descansa mujer luchadora.
—nieto, Leonel Garcia
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.