Rachel Elisabeth Villarreal Zamarripa, born November 5, 1981, 31 years old, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on January 9, 2013. Rachel graduated from Mayde Creek High School with honors and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Rachel worked as a flight attendant for Skywest Airlines for 5 years, she worked with children in Northside ISD as a tutor and more recently worked for Salt Grass Steakhouse. Rachel accepted Christ at the age of 5 and enjoyed singing, praise dancing, and traveling. She went to China on 2 missionary trips and took a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where she was baptized in the Jordan River. Rachel loved her Lord and sought His will in all things. Rachel is survived by her parents, Raul and Susan Villarreal of Houston; siblings Laura and Alex Frausto of San Antonio and Daniel and Virginia Villarreal of Houston, nephew Luke Alexander Frausto, grandmother Martha Villarreal, aunts and uncles Loyda Villarreal, Sonia & Alberto Villarreal, Martha & Walter Middleton, Tommy York, Brenda & Stan Hardy, Shawna & Wade Blake, Jimmy & Kathy Gann, numerous beloved cousins, and Oscar Zamarippa. Rachel is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Jesus Raul Villarreal, paternal aunt Myrna York and her maternal grandparents Henry Gann and Norma Blower.

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  1. Susan, Raul, Laura & Daniel, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rachel rest in peace in the Father’s arms. I will think of you always. <3

  2. Rachel and I went to ground school together at SkyWest Airlines. We shared an apartment for the first two months as flight attendants. I will always remember her sweet personality and the conversations we had. I can be a witness to the fact that Rachel has Jesus in her heart but I am sad that she went home to him so soon. I will miss you my friend.

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