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Rachael Herrera


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Abraham and Helen Gamboa gave birth to a beautiful baby girl May 19, 1956, Rachael Gamboa went home June 15, 2018, at the age of 62. She was one of many siblings: Willie Nunez, Corine Gonzalez, Abraham Gamboa and wife, Irma Gamboa, Jesse Joe Gamboa, Lela Garcia, Alfonso Gamboa and wife, Nichole Gamboa, Rosendo Gamboa and wife, Monica Gamboa and Benjamin Gamboa.  Raquel bare three children: Francisco R. Herrera, Santiago M. Herrera, and Marcelina M. Herrera.  She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Santiago Herrera, Eveangelina Herrera, Danika Herrera, Nadiyah Herrera, Giana Herrera, Jazmen Sheriff, Zariya Sheriff and Traviathen Sheriff. Raquel continued to be blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews and great-great nieces/nephews.
Preceding Rachael in death were her grandparents: Alfonso and Raquel Gamboa, Jesus and Louisa Robles; brothers: Willie Nunez, Jesse Gamboa; sister, Corine Gonzales; son, Francisco Herrera; nieces: Felicia Alarcon, Jessica Gonzales; and nephew, Alfonso Gamboa.
Rachael loved watching her team play, the Dallas Cowboys of which she never missed a game.  She was a silent judge for Ink Master, enjoyed going to the casino and having family get togethers just because. Rachael worked as a general manager for Stripes, also known as Town & Country, for 25+ years. She will be greatly missed by the family and anyone and everyone who got the opportunity to be blessed with Rachael and knowing her as mom.
We will be celebrating Rachael Herrera’s life at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home in the Chapel on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 2:00 PM. Celebrate Rachael’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
Rachael’s tribute was beautifully written in her honor by her family.


One night a man had a dream.  He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.  Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.  For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked bac at the footprints in the sand.  He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.  He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it, “LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.  But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.  I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

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The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you.  During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was than that I carried you.”

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