Rafael L. Branch, III was born on June 18, 1985 and went to be with our Lord on Friday, October 14, 2022. Rafael is preceded in death by is grandmother Faye Davis and grandfather Gordon Davis, grandfather Leopoldo Sanchez and Ralph Branch Sr., uncles Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Branch.
Rafael is survived by his mother Lisa S. Branch, and father Ralph Branch Jr., sister Carmen Branch, brothers Manuel Branch and Paul Branch, niece Anna Branch, grandmother Louisa Branch, uncles Mario Sanchez (Loretta), Louie and Isadore Branch, aunts Yvette Branch and Kathy Casey and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was previously employed as a maintenance worker. He enjoyed riding horses, fencing, moving cows, hunting, camping, fishing and living the ranch life. Rafael was compassionate and always willing to help others, loving and enjoying life.
We love you Rafael, from Mom and Dad, Carmen, Manuel and rest of the Branch Family.
A Public Visitation will take place on Friday October 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home by Catholic Daughters. A second Rosary will be held on October 29, 2022 at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. with a Mass at 2:00 p.m. Internment will be at the Family Ranch in Jarosa, NM.
The family of Rafael Branch has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley 505-747-7477 www.devargasfuneral.com