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Rafael Vanegas Villarreal

FORT WORTH-Rafael Vanegas Villarreal passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the age of 58.
Celebration of life: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley Chapel.
Rafael was born Saturday, September 30, 1961 to the late Jose Vanegas Rdz and Carolina Villarreal de Vanegas in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He attended Technical University of Monterrey, Mexico. Rafael was devoted to his faith and the Catholic Church. Rafael was very loyal and honorable and he would do anything for his friends and family. He was always the “Life of the Party” and everyone was naturally drawn to him. He touched everyone in a very positive fashion. He loved football and his favorite team was the Rayados from his home town of Monterrey, Mexico. While working for Mattel he loved to work with underprivileged children, especially during Christmas and holidays giving out toys. Rafael was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. You could always count on him for help and he will be deeply missed by all.
Rafael is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Jose Vanegas.
Survivors: Sister, Elisa Quickenden; brother, Arturo Vanegas; sister, Carolina Vanegas; nephews, Arturo Vanegas, Roberto Vanegas, Rafael Vanegas, Jose Vanegas, Michael Quickenden, and Ross Quickenden; nieces, Elizabeth Vanegas, Carolina Moreno, Aurora Moreno and Romina Moreno; and numerous friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending lots of love and warm hugs to you all at this sad time may you rest in peace
    Rafael Vanegas ❤

  2. I am so sad to hear this news. Sending all my love and strength to all of Rafael’s family and keeping you all in my prayers xxxx

  3. Les mando un gran abrazo. Espero pronta resignación y recordémoslo con amor y alegría, como era él. Mis condolencias a la familia que tanto amaba y a los amigos que lloramos se partida. Dios los bendiga.

  4. What a great person he was! He was always very upbeat and full of life. He will be missed. God Bless his family. Peace be with you

  5. David Schoengut

    Dear Friend and Brother
    You were my rock and my moral support when
    I lost my mom.
    A friend, a gentlemen, a professional, an all around MAN.
    Love you and may your memory be a blessing.

  6. Jose Luis Ortiz

    Tuve el privilegio de ser tu amigo y el honor que abrieras para mi y mi madre las puertas de tu casa, como si fuera tu familia.. y asi lo siento hoy , que le digo adios en lo terrenal a un hermano..
    Ve a casa mi querido Rafa… y has que en el cielo los angeles rian a carcajadas como solo tu lo sabes hacer.

  7. Martha González

    Te amaré por siempre amigo querido. Y aquí en tu memoria abrazaré a todos los que al igual que yo, te amaron y respetaron y además gozaron como yo de tu enorme corazón. Descansa en la paz del Señor a donde fuiste llamado. Te esperamos en Mty. para acompañarte en tu última morada. Ilys.

  8. MARIA DE LOURDES SEDANO CANTU

    Rafael querido, honraré por siempre nuestra amistad, dejas una huella en mi vida como en mi corazón. Cada día un abrazo al cielo volará para ti. Gloria al cielo por ti. Te quiero siempre mi Rafael querido, mi amigo. Lou

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Rafael was a true friend and great man. The world was a bit brighter with him in it. Fly with the angels my dear friend Rafael.

  10. Irma Alicia Longoria Leal

    Querido Rafita haz dejado un gran vacío en mi corazón, fuiste y serás por siempre mi mejor amigo, me consuela saber que ya estas a lado de tus papas y hermano que tanto amaste!! Ruego a Dios por tu eterno descanso y elevo una oración por ti.

  11. Ross Quickenden

    I miss you so much uncle, not a day goes by that I wish you are here… sleep well in heaven! Thank you for being such an amazing man ❤️

  12. Leticia Pérez Ortiz

    Siempre te recordaré mi querido amigo, alegre como siempre fuiste, cómo te vamos a extrañar. Dios te tenga en su santa gloria

  13. Alejandro Kladis

    He was a great person that helped many and was always full of positive energy. He will be missed by family, friends, and communities where he lived.

    God bless his family.

  14. Mi más sentido pésame para toda la familia de Rafa, fue un gran amigo y compañero en Mattel, siempre lo recordaré por su gran sentido del humor, su buen gusto por el vestir y su gran corazón, besos hasta el cielo mi querido Rafa!!!

  15. Rosalinda pinales

    Siempre te recordaré con tu sonrisa y tu amabilidad.
    En mis oraciones estarás siempre querido Rafa.
    Que Dios te tenga en su santa gloria.

    Mis cinceras condolencias para su familia.

  16. Pamela S. Hacker

    Liz, family, & friends – Our hearts go out to you all in this time of sorrow. We have so many great memories of Rafael during his stay with us here in Green Valley, IL, and he will be greatly missed – he was always dancing, laughing, and joking around – his smile will forever be remembered. He was so special to our family and we loved him very much. We shall keep you all in our hearts and prayers.
    From his Illinois family – Idella (MOM) Lee, Mark & Doris Lee, Pam & Darren Hacker, Tim & Julie Lee, Brad & Ellen Lee and our families.

  17. Doris Pérez y Fam

    Gone from our sight,but never from our hearts Rafita. Isn’t a good bye is a see you later my friend del alma .
    Ya estas descansando en paz al lado de tu mamy que tanto amabas y el resto de tus seres queridos por siempre en mi corazón.
    P.S..Gracias por permitirme conocer a Liz tu hermana y Robert ya son parte de mi familia también Rafita.

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