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Olivia Rael

TRIBUTE: Olivia Rael

d. March 8, 2024

It feels like only yesterday I held your hand in mine and told you how
much I would always love you until the end of time.

Your gentle smile warmed my heart as you tried to be strong, but deep

inside I knew that it would not be long.

You held a gentle gaze upon all who came to say goodbye,


I could not help but turn away so you wouldn’t see me cry.


I could not bear the sorrow I held within my heart, but I knew I could not

keep you here and soon we would we would be apart.

It seemed like it was all a dream that would come to pass, but Jesus came

and took your hand and you went so quietly to rest in peace at last.

Thank you for the gift of patience you taught me every day.


For faith to keep on going not matter what comes your way.


For your all your love and kindness and for teaching me to pray.


I Love You Momma


On behalf of Olivia Rael, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who accompanied us during this time. All those who prayed for her and came to see her, brought food, donations, and offered your love and support in each and every way.


To Questa Mayor John Ortega and for arranging the funeral procession , Questa EMT’s, Questa Fire Department, Questa Police Department, and Taos County Sheriff’s Department, Holy Cross Hospital Medical Personal, Fr. Mike – St Francis Church for anointing her at the hospital, Envoy Hospice for their compassionate care during her final days.Fr. Andrew Ifele and Deacon Marcus Rael-St Anthonys Church, for her Anointing at Home, Wake, Mass and Funeral Services , St. Anthonys Choir and Rachel Leon for the beautiful music , Mikayla Ortega for the Eulogy, Liz Martinez, Hazel Rael, Glenda Griffin, Marsha Martinez, Norma Rael, and Denise Gomez for the beautiful Rosary, Cynthia Rael-Vigil, Jayleen Rael-Thompson and Marsha Martinez for the Readings at her Wake, Angela Rael , Rachel Rael and Amanda Rael for the Readings at her Funeral. Jose Antonio VFW Post 7688 Ladies Auxiliary, Pallbearers: Jose Richard Rael Jr., James Kelly Rael, Jeremy Ortega, Elijah Ortega, Melecio Rael, Joshua Martinez- Honorary Pallbearers Victor Rael, John Rael, Brian Cummings, Micah Martin and Cory Martin. Leroy Romero for donating the use of his backhoe, Norman Garcia, Antonio Garcia , Danny Garcia, and Clyde Cisneros for all the gravesite work. Questa Friendship Circle for the meal and Jose Antonio Mondragon VFW Post 7688 for use of the building and El Pueblito Cemetery and DeVargas Funeral Home for their compassion and professional care, and Viola Garcia her dear friend who visited her regularly, especially in the final days of her life.

May Gods Blessing be upon you always.

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