Newell, Rachel

Passed: April 29, 2011


Rachel Newell, 67, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Trufant, MI, passed away April 29, 2011 surrounded by family and friends in Phoenix.  She was born August 6, 1943 in Corpus Christy, TX to Tomas and Aurora (Fernandez) Ayala. 

 Rachel was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Trufant, MI and of Trinity Lutheran Church in Litchfield Park, AZ.  She was an LPN until she married Richard Newell April 12, 1969.  They moved to Arizona in 2008 to be near their grandchildren.

Rachel is survived by her husband Richard, her daughter Gina Marie (Mark) Mulholland, her sons Ricardo Anthony (Deborah) Newell and Abram Tomas (Andrea) Newell, sisters Bertha Blowe of San Antonio, TX, Josie Infante of Midland, TX, Aurora (Gilbert) Doria of Corpus Christy, TX, Marguerite Kritz of Redfield, SD and Lydia E. Pringle of Corpus Christy, TX, grandchildren Michael, Emma, Nicholas, Liam, Ezekiel, Angelique,  and Jude,  10 nieces and 15 nephews.  Services will be at a later time in Arizona.

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