Rachel Marie Arnett

January 1, 1982December 28, 2013
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Rachel Marie Arnett was called to join the Lord on Saturday, December 28, 2013.She would have celebrated her 32nd birthday on New Year’s Day.

Rachel was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and has resided with her mother in Austin for 20 years. She was a graduate of Travis High School, Austin, Texas. She had worked at St. Ignatius Child Care Center, and at the University of Texas Child Care Center.

In 1986, she was the first “female” member of the Boy Scout of America in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Rachel was a great bowler and won several gold medals, both in bowling and track through her participating in the Special Olympics.

Rachel enjoyed traveling to Disneyland, Disney World, Grace Land and zoos. Her passion was movies, puzzles, drawing, computer games, sea animals and her beloved cats Lillie and Rambo.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers: Leland James Arnett, Antonio C. Rodriguez, grandmothers: Barbara J. Whiting and Elena Rosas Valverde. She is survived by her Mother, Ann Arnett and Father, Damon Arnett; siblings: Julie Arnett Longoria (John), Diane Arnett-Hernandez (Ricardo), and Melissa Arnett; several uncles and aunts, her beloved niece and nephews: Christina Longoria, Jhon Anthony Longoria, and Emilio Hernandez; as well as great nephews Daniel, Kayden and great niece Alliana as well as numerous other close relatives.

She was a constant source of joy to her friends and family. She will be forever missed.

The family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary service, Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. A Mass will held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church 126 West Oltorf Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 2, 2014


  • Interment

Rachel Marie Arnett

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Judy Julian

January 15, 2014

Ann and Diane, my sincere sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Rachel. I know she will be missed by all who loved her.

Yvonne Russell

January 5, 2014

Rachel lives on in my heart. Healing prayers to all of dear Rachel's family.

sandra zuniga

January 2, 2014

She was a real good friend. I will always remember her. I injoyed her talks.

david burt

January 2, 2014

Rachel was a good friend to have she will be missed by all. She know how to make evaryone smile

Elvia Saldivar Cecil

January 1, 2014

She will always be an eternal source of joy.

Virginia & Albert Riojas

January 1, 2014

Ann, Our sincerest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. Rachel was beautiful and full of love. She will be sorely missed. God's blessings to you and your family.

January 1, 2014

Dear Ann, Sending you prayers for healing and hope. May Rachel dance and sing in Heaven. Love you, Cindy Isaacson

January 1, 2014

Ann, Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family. C.J. And Jeanette.

Carlos & RoseMary Briceño

January 1, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim Harmon

January 1, 2014

Prayers for peace and comfort