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Rachel H. Merchant

December 12, 1932February 5, 2019

Our beloved Rachel H. Merchant born in Imperial Valley, California on December 12, 1932 to Ophelia and Reyes Hernandez.

Rachel passed away in Merced, California on February 5, 2019 at the age of 86 years old.

Rachel was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, friend and she loved everyone, no one was excluded from the love she carried in her heart, always greeting people with her God beautiful smile.

Rachel and Augustine Flores were blessed with 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 18 grandchildren. She's in heaven now and one day we'll meet again.

God Bless

Amazing Grace

Amazing Mom


  • Reyes Garcia Hernandez, Father
  • Ophelia Velasquez Hernandez, Mother
  • Nancy Villanuvea, Daughter
  • John H. Flores, Son
  • Margie Rios, Daughter
  • Isabel Flores, Daughter
  • Laura Cota, Daughter
  • Jerry Flores, Son
  • Hilda Musquez, Daughter
  • Augustine "Augie" Flores, Son
  • Rachel also leaves behind to cherish her memory 23 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and countless family members.

  • Louie Robles, Pallbearer
  • Hector Robles, Pallbearer
  • Marcus Flores, Pallbearer
  • Shilo Flores, Pallbearer
  • Jason Musquiz, Pallbearer
  • John S. Koenig Jr., Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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