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Rachel Ann McFarland

January 27, 1984November 18, 2020
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Rachel Ann McFarland, 36, of Fort Hood, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at MD Anderson in Houston,Texas after a long-fought courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Myron McFarland, her caring and adoring mother, Mary C. Loscomb; Father and Mother-in-law, Victor and Ruth Patkowski; Siblings: Donna Loscomb, Susan Boyd, Robert Loscomb, Allen Loscomb, Mark Loscomb, and Siblings-In-Law: Eric Patkowski, La Vada and Shauna Mitchell, Pamela McFarland, Eric and Krystyna Young, her nieces and nephews, her beloved dog, Macy and cherished horse, Ahmbience, as well as extended family and friends near and far. Loved ones that had passed away before Rachel include her Father, John Loscomb and Grandparents: Clayton “Sarge” and Anna Cugler and Plink and Sue Loscomb. Rachel was born on January 27, 1984 in Carroll Country, Maryland. She grew up and went to school in Laurel, Delaware. She excelled in school where she enjoyed learning new things. Her childhood hobbies included reading, fishing, working alongside her Grandpa Cugler in his woodshop and cooking with her Grandma Cugler. Rachel had a full career as a licensed professional counselor. She received her Masters degree in Family Counseling at the University of Texas A&M. She began her career working for the Cameron Boys Ranch and CPS in Bell County. Afterwards, she worked as a Resident Director at a full-time teen girls ranch specializing in equine therapy. She then continued her work at Depelchin Foster Care Agency and then on to Georgetown Behavioral Hospital. Her career continued at Alfred Hughes Unit in Gatesville Correctional Facility as a Case Manager. Rachel showed her heart for others and her love for horses as she volunteered her time at Tyson’s Corners Equine Therapy Program in Lampasas, TX. Some of Rachel’s favorite past times included, spending time with her horse, going to rodeos, taking pictures, playing guitar, and going on drives with her husband through the countryside to see the cattle and blue bonnets when in season. Rachel enjoyed going to church at Vista Community Church in Temple, TX. She was blessed to have the love and support of her small group and church family. While she will be dearly missed, her love will live on in those whose lives she touched. There will be a public visitation on November 30th at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, followed by a Private Family-Only Visitation from 7:00PM – 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 1st, at 11:30 am at Vista Community Church in Temple, Texas. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the organizations listed below: https://www.pathintl.org https://www.meadowhavenrescue.com

"We would like to extend our heart-felt thanks and gratitude to everyone for their prayers, support, and love shown throughout this time. We are truly blessed!"

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1 December

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11:30 am

Vista Community Church

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7051 Stonehollow
Temple , Texas

1 December

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2:00 pm

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery


Killeen, Texas

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James D. Phelps

November 29, 2020

Words can not express my thoughts and my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you take this journey with your love for Rachel.

Rodney Christin

November 29, 2020

Hi Myron,
From: Rodney & Nelda
We are so saddened for you in the passing of Rachel. This site is wonderful to honor her memory. We love the picture of her and her horse. You were so fortunate to have a partner in life like Rachel. She packed a lot of life in her time here on earth, and we are so filled with happiness for you that she and you were a couple. We'll be thinking of you during this coming week. Hugs to you as you celebrate Rachel and mourn for her passing. Take care.

Vici Neal

November 29, 2020

I met Rachel better known to me as friend ( which is how we both greeted each other daily) 3 years ago. Friend and I started working around the same time as Mental Health Clinicians at, Alfred Hughes Correctional Facility located in Gatesville, TX. We instantly bonded and became the best of friends. Due to the stress we both were encountering at our job, our bond grew closer and could not be broken. I was her strength when she was weak and she definitely was mine. Friend was the most kindest, most sincere, most compassionate, most understanding and most caring person I had in my life and at work. I say most because she was the most to me. Friend always had my back in everything I did as well as being my number one supporter. The aforementioned is why it is so difficult for me to accept; however, I know my friend is at peace and God needed her more, and in this I find solace. We laughed together as well as cried. Friend fought a good fight and though it was difficult going through the difficult times with her, I always remained positive that she would pull through and my work buddy would be back with me at work cracking jokes that only she and I knew what the substance meant. The secrets and goals that we shared will forever be sacred. I will forever keep friend in my heart until we meet again. My sincere condolences to friend’s mother, husband and extended family. She was one in a million. To know her was to love her and the love I have for her will forever live inside of me. No more tears, worries or pain friend. Watch over us all. I will miss you.

Kamala McGee

November 24, 2020

I never met Rachel, but I knew her through the love of her that Myron shared (Myron and I served together). I am sure she was a beautiful spirit who left many footprints on the hearts of all those who loved her. My prayers and condolences to Myron and all the family.

Diana Best

November 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Rachel and her Husband Myron,I met Rachel a little over a year ago in a online cancer support group.Funny how even in a dark time horses light the way for horse people to connect. So my new Texas friend and I shared many secrets,thoughts of God,prayers and support for each other. We made plans to go to the arabian and morgan world championship show next year. I will go for us . I will ride with her someday in heaven.Rachel your kindness and bright fighting attitude has touched many. Rest pain free with God. Until we meet again my new friend. I will miss you.

Kelly Naramore

November 22, 2020

Our deepest condolences at your loss. We have never met you Rachel, but wanted your family to know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

From your colleagues at the Developmental Disabilities Program at the Hodge Unit, UTMB-CMC.

May your helping spirit fill us all and help us move forward to continue helping others in your name.

Aishworya Kc

November 22, 2020

When I first met Ms Rachel, I was about 16-17 years old at the girls ranch in Temple, Texas.
Ms Rachel helped me a lot during my stay, she provided me support and guidance. She never judged me of my past and my circumstances and she was very kind and loving towards me and all the girls that stayed at the ranch.
I remember when she used to take me out to the movies or take me on long drives out to the see different places in Temple. She helped me apply to different colleges and she always pushed me to do better. She taught me that despite my circumstances I can still have a good education and a good future.
It was not easy being away from my family but Ms Rachel alway made me feel at home, she welcomed me in her home and her life and I am forever thankful for getting to spend time with her.
There are a lot of memories that I have with her, and I am blessed to have a gotten a chance to know her. I will always love and cherish all the beautiful memories that I have of her.
Thank you for all that you have done for me selflessly.
Forever in my heart ♥️

Gary Martinelli

November 21, 2020

Myron and Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you and Rachel as she begins this next segment of her life eternal.

As the sun sets on this earthly life - it rises on our heavenly life.

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