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Ricky J Rael

February 15, 1959 — November 2, 2023

Vaughn, New Mexico

Ricky J Rael

Ricky Jesus Rael, 64 of Vaughn, NM passed away at his home Thursday, November 02, 2023. He was born February 15, 1959 the son of Augustin and Esmeralda (Rodarte) Rael. Ricky grew up in Vaughn and attended Vaughn Public Schools.

Ricky moved to Phoenix, AZ for 20 years, he worked as a carpenter in the home building construction business. He returned to NM and worked building construction in Albuquerque before returning to Vaughn four years ago. He worked the past four years as maintenance for Oak Tree Inn, Lalo's Food Mart, and Allsups.

According to Ricky's family, he enjoyed listening to music, watching T.V., doing odd jobs for family and friends, and keeping his pickup clean and detailed. Ricky also enjoyed having a cold Budwiser with his family and friends.

Ricky is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Julia Rael, and three brothers, Alex Rael, Kelly Rael, and Ray Rael.

Survivors include one son Mark Lopez, 7 siblings, four sisters, Helen Martinez (Rudy) of Vaughn, Yvonne Zamora (Pete) of Vaughn, Henrietta Garcia (Ernie) of Encino, Gloria Madrid (Norman) of Vaughn, three brothers Johnny Rael (Virginia) of Edgewood, Archie Rael (Alephia) of Vaughn, and Patrick Rael (Audrey) of Albuquerque, and a sister in law, Linda Rael.

 

Holy Rosary, and the Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 18, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn, NM with Father Tim Meurer officiating. Interment of cremains will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Urnbearers will include all of his neices and nephews.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. 5th Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355.2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book, go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com

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Past Services

Holy Rosary

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Vaughn

376 8th St, Vaughn, NM 88353

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:45 - 11:45am (Mountain time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Vaughn

376 8th St, Vaughn, NM 88353

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Interment of Cremated Remains

Saturday, November 18, 2023

11:45am - 12:45pm (Mountain time)

Evergreen Cemetery - Vaughn

, Vaughn, NM 88353

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