Rafaela C Vara-Waltz
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing:  February 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Modesto CA
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rafaela Vara-Waltz. We will remember her forever.
Candle lit by  Carmen Rous  on February 5th, 2016

I never met you but you raised a wonderful caring daughter, Diana.  May you rest in peace.

Candle lit by  Sergio Medina  on February 5th, 2016

Rafaela changed my life.  I met her when I was 15 years old.  She was a single parent then, raising a daughter by herself, recently widowed, in a foreign country.  A small woman, she seemed like Superworman to me at the time.  She was determined to learn English and become a Therapist.  Both of which she accomplished.  I will forever miss you Rafa!

Candle lit by  Wendy Kirkpatrick  on February 5th, 2016

Rafaela was a wonderful neighbor to us many years ago when we lived in Downey.  I remember when she taught me how to make beans and just ran across her recipe last year.  It made me think about her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Candle lit by  Silvia Cruz M.  on April 14th, 2016

Rafaelita: siempre tendrás un lugar especial en nuestras vidas, descansa en paz.

Familia Cruz Mireles

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