Raquel (Rachel) Rodriguez

August 2, 1968 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 53)



Beloved Raquel (Rachel) Rodriguez, age 53, tragically passed away on August 31, 2021, whom resided in Hammond, Indiana but formerly resided in Chicago, IL. She was born in Mercedes (La Feria), Texas. She was raised in Chicago Heights, IL and graduated from Bloom High School in 1986 and following she attended trade school as a Dental Assistant. Her parents are Julian Rodriguez and beloved Gloria Flores who has been at rest since 1998.

She leaves behind her loving family of two daughters, Josephine Razo (32) fiancé to Juan Juarez and Juliana Razo (29) domestic partner to Bernardo Barraza) nine grandchildren, (Ariceli Gonzalez, Liana Barraza, Gregory Velasco, Juan Juarez, Jose Juarez, August Velasco, Alexia Juarez, Bernardo Barraza III, and Julio Juarez.) Three siblings (Melissa and Antonio Fierro) at rest in 2019, (Alex and Misty Rodriguez), (Vita and Simon Clark). Nephews: Hector Flores, Anthony Flores, Michael Flores, Federico Flores, Christopher Lebeter, Benjamin Rodriguez, Richard Clark, James Clark, and Daniel Clark. Nieces: Gloria Fierro, Melisa Flores, Angelise Clark, and Ashley Lebeter.  Best Friend: Olivia Carrion and many more friends in whom she cared for as well.

A Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 on Monday September 6, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3200 E 91st St, Chicago, IL 60617.

Raquel was such a beautiful, strong, loving, caring, intelligent, phenomenal, fantastic, and brilliant woman. She absolutely loved to spoil and be around her grandchildren who would have random dance offs, in which they loved. She was loved and adored by many families and friends. She would always give a lending hand when needed and was a good listener that would share advice that touched people’s hearts. She loved to travel and visit the ocean to put her feet in the sand. She played bocce with family and friends. She was a hard and dedicated worker who enjoyed working with patients as a dental assistant/office manager. She was unique, funny, and extroverted to the max who will be immensely missed. She will forever be in our hearts!

A Letter from Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me,

And I’m not there to see;

If the sun should rise and find your eyes,

All filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry.

The way you did today;

While thinking of the many things,

We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you;

And each time that you think of me,

I know you'll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far apart;

For every time you think of me,

I’m right here in your heart.

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September 6, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
September 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Our Lady of Guadalupe - Chicago
3200 E. 91st St.
Chicago, IL 60617

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