OBITUARY

Rachel Cobos Santos Salas

May 6, 1937February 14, 2019
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Rachel Cobos Santos Salas, 81 of Santa Paula, passed away on Valentine's Day 2019, after a brief illness at the Santa Paula Memorial Hospital. Rachel was born to Aurelio Santos and Micaela Cobos Santos in the city of Santa Paula. Rachel attended elementary school, junior high school and graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1956. Rachel worked for the Burpees Seed Company and the Naval Construction Battalion at Port Hueneme. She would later meet and marry Victor Salas, Sr.; she became a mother to three boys, Victor Salas, Jr., Steven John Salas and Michael Daniel Salas.Rachel followed her boys and took a job as a teacher's aide at Santa Paula High School. She was instrumental in the migrant program and mainly dealt with English as second language students. Her reason for this was because she loved to teach and keep an eye on her boys.

Rachel also worked at Salas TV alongside Victor Sr. at night, next to the El Brillante Market in Santa Paula. Rachel was very fond of her parents and visited them daily. She could be found at Montgomery Wards or JC Penny on the weekends looking for deals and shopping with Grandma Mickey.

Rachel followed her oldest son to UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a BA degree in Social Studies. Rachel was a strong advocate for Migrant programs and education, something she instilled in her boys.

Rachel loved to garden and planted a cactus in the yard that still blooms every spring and a tangerine tree next to the garage that still gives fruit to this day. Rachel loved to talk about her days at Santa Paula High School and her co-worker friends Delfina and Rosa.

Rachel was a member of El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church. She was a Devout Democrat and would have great discussions with her husband and would say "You voted for Nixon".

Rachel was fearless and had no problem walking up to a rattlesnake and cutting off its head with a gardening hoe. She said "if we call the police they will spend all afternoon trying to shoot it".

Rachel was very creative and artistic; she would draw and paint nature scenes. She created colorful costumes for her sons to wear to the Halloween parade. She was a die-hard Dodger Fan and a Santa Paula Cardinal Fan.

Rachel was preceded in death by her husband Victor Salas, Sr. and her second son Steven John Salas. Rachel is the grandmother to: Lorena, Vanessa, Steven, Victoria, Britannie and Xio. Rachel is survived by her son Victor Salas, Jr., father of: Andres, Diego, and Paloma. Rachel is survived by her son Michael Daniel Salas, father of: Jacob and Liviah. Her funeral is set for March 1, 2019 at 10:00am at the Skillin Chapel. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary located at 738 E Santa Paula St, in the City of Santa Paula. (805) 525-3391

  • FAMILY

  • Victor Salas Sr., Husband
  • Victor Salas Jr., Son
  • Steven John Salas, Son
  • Michael Daniel Salas, Son
  • Rachel also leaves behind her loving Grandchildren; Lorena, Steven, Victoria, Britannie, Xio, Andres, Diego, Palmoa, Jacob and Liviah.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Rachel Cobos Santos Salas

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Hilda Cobos-Campbell

March 5, 2019

I remember when we use to go visit my Aunt Mickey my dad's sister (Angel Cobos from Arizona). My cousin Rachel was always so nice and friendly. She would take us to her house and the store to visit Uncle Victor. Uncle Victor was such a kind sweet man. Loved them both and will always remember them. Condolences and prayers from Cobos Family in Arizona and Texas.

steven salas

February 27, 2019

steven salas

February 27, 2019

steven salas

February 27, 2019

steven salas

February 27, 2019

Natalia R

February 25, 2019

Siento mucho la situación por la que deben estar pasando la familia de la señora Rachel. La pérdida de un ser querido siempre es muy difícil. Solamente quería compartir un pensamiento que por lo menos me ha dado mucho consuelo. Se encuentra en Juan 5:28,29 donde Dios nos asegura que vendrá el día en que volvamos a ver a nuestros seres queridos. Espero que esta escritura le pueda servir de consuelo.

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