OBITUARY

Rafaela Sandoval

December 9, 1928October 14, 2021
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Surrounded by family our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-great Grandmother, Rafaela Sandoval passed away peacefully on October 14, 2021. She was born December 9, 1928 in Three Rivers, NM to the late Reducindo and Soledad Munoz. Rafaela was a parishioner of Santo Niño de Atocha Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic who loved to cook, bake and sew for her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; Theodore L. Sandoval, her son-in-law; Raul (Cuate) Sanchez, grandson; Joshua Matthew Rangel, siblings; Alejandro, Lorenzo, Librado, Jose, Ramon, Isabel, Aurelia and Luz. She will forever be loved and remembered by her children and their spouses; Irene Sanchez, Rebecca Sanchez (Armando), Theodore (Ted) Sandoval (Nancy), Barbara Rangel (Gilbert), Ralph Sandoval (Eileen) and Sophia Navarrete (Michael); 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Rafaela is also survived by her sister; Marina Ponce (Bobby) of Alamogordo, NM, sisters-in-law; Jane Muñoz, Nellie Muñoz and Dora Muñoz; several nieces and nephews and lots of loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m. both at Hillcrest Funeral Home West, 5054 Doniphan Drive, El Paso, Texas 79932. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Santo Niño de Atocha Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 401 S. Zaragoza Rd., El Paso, Texas 79907.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestfhwest.com for the SANDOVAL family.

  • FAMILY

  • Theodore Sandoval, Husband (deceased)
  • Theodore (Ted) Sandoval (Nancy), Son
  • Ralph Sandoval (Eileen), Son
  • Irene Sanchez (Raul +), Daughter
  • Rebecca Sanchez (Armando), Daughter
  • Barbara Rangel (Gilbert), Daughter
  • Sophia Navarrete (Michael), Daughter
  • Marina Ponce, Sister
  • She leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren who will forever cherishher memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Vigil

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 22, 2021

Memories

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Dolores Gutierrez (Carreon)

October 20, 2021

Sandoval family,
Our family gives our sincere condolences to you all.
May the perpetual light shine upon your mother as she now rests peacefully joined with your father.
We were neighbors on the opposite end of the street and have memories of her.
May our Lord continue to bless you with beautiful memories.
Dolores Gutierrez (Lola Carreon) and
John Gutierrez


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Shanae’s confirmation

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Derek and Grandma rocked to sleep

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Nae and Grandma

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Shanae’s college graduation

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At Ariana’s middle school production

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Ariana with her grandma at her Confirmation

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Derek at his first bday with his grandma

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Shanae’s confirmation

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Ariana with her grandma

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Derek and Grandma rocked to sleep

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Nae and Grandma

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Shanae’s college graduation

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At Ariana’s middle school production

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Gil and mom in Albuquerque