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Priscilla Rael

April 18, 1987 — July 20, 2022

Priscilla R. Rael, 35, of Truchas, went home to be with the Lord,  and welcomed in heaven, on July 20, 2022.

Priscilla was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend of many. She loved life, was loving, kind, maintained a positive attitude, and always seemed to know just what to say or do, in any situation. Priscilla had a lot of faith in our Lord, and impressed this upon her "babies".  She was fiercely loved by family and friends. She will be greatly missed as we reminisce about the short time we were blessed to have her in our lives.

Priscilla attended Mountain View Elementary School in Cordova, and in Penasco;  Middle School at The Rock Christian Academy, EVHS, and graduated from SER Academy in Santa Fe. As an adult, Priscilla  worked at LANL's Cafeteria;   NM State Personnel Office, as well as NMDOT  and  NM State Records in Santa Fe  in Administrative positions. She worked part-time Catering for Big Dawg's, while working full time at El Mirador in Alcalde, caring for  the physically and mentally challenged, a  challenging , yet, rewarding job.

Priscilla is survived by her fiance, Guillermo "Moe" Salazar, and their children, Catalina, 10; Amanda,  9; Josiah,  5; and Adrian, 3,  his mother, Petritia Salazar, all of the home;  her oldest daughter, Aliya Beva Rael-Lopez, 14, and her father, Christopher Lopez , of Rio Chama.  Her parents, Genaro and Brenda, of Truchas; brothers, Douglas Rael, (Kayleen) and Eric Rael, Albuquerque. Her grandmother, Mabel Martinez, Truchas;  Aunts :  Mary Ann Rascon, Alcalde; Vicky Romero, Cordova, and Betty Lou "Rose" Lujan, (AJ) Nambe. Uncles: Gilbert Martinez, (Agnes), Jeremiah Martinez, from Truchas and Gilbert Romero (Carol) from Cordova and many other Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; as well as many friends/acquaintances.

Priscilla is preceded in death by her loving grandmother, Priscilla Romero, Cordova; Joe Rufino Martinez, Truchas; Jose and Flora Lopez, Cordova, God Parents; brother, Daniel Rael, Albuquerque; nephew, Donovan James; Uncle, Frankie Martinez; Aunts: Loretta Martinez, and Alice Archuleta, all of Truchas,  Her treasured cousin, Amanda Romero, Cordova. And many other family members

A rosary will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9:00 am, at the Holy Family Parrish in Chimayo, with a Funeral Mass to follow. She will then be taken to Los Llanitos Cemetary in Truchas, where she will be laid to rest. Serving as pallbearers: Aliya Beva Rael-Lopez, Angelica Munoz, Adrina Cordova, Manuel Salazar,  Douglas Rael, and Eric Rael.

The Salazar and Rael families have entrusted her care to DeVargas Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

1st Rosary

Monday, August 1, 2022

Starts at 9:00 am (Mountain time)

A.M. Holy Family Catholic Church (Chimayo, Nuestra Senora de Dolores Cemetery)


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