With loving family at her side Rachel Sifuentes Gorham of Seguin, Texas peacefully passed away on April 2, 2018, in Greenville, South Carolina. She was born October 29, 1932 in Austin, Texas, she was 85 years old.
Rachel was preceded in death by her husband Ret. US Air Force MSgt James L. Gorham. She is survived by daughters Rita Wheeler, Karen Morgan (Jack), and Laura Colyer (Bill), and son Russell Gorham, Grandson Paul Wheeler (Layla) and Great Granddaughter Leighton Wheeler.
Rachel is also survived by her sisters Orie Manchaca and Angie Ziegler, and her brothers John Joe Sifuentes, Ramiro Sifuentes, and Rudy Sifuentes. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Grace Guzman and Bertha Cantu, and her brothers Roy Sifuentes, Tony Sifuentes, and Horace Sifuentes.
Visitation will be held from 5pm - 7pm, Sunday, April 8, 2018, Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, Texas 78155, (830) 379-2313.
Funeral Service will be held 2pm, Monday, April 9, 2018, Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin St., Seguin, Texas 78155. (830) 379-2313
Graveside service will be held Monday, April 23, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, in San Antonio, Texas.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at www.billygraham.org /Give; Or, mail to: BGEA, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. (704) 401-2432.
To the Gorham Family, I don't know if you remember me or not, but my parents (Colby & Virginia Gladden) were very good friends of your mom and dad while we lived in Hawaii (Wheeler & Hickam AFB) back in the 1960's and early 1970's. I did have the opportunity and pleasure of communicating with Rachel for the past few years. I was very saddened to learn of her passing. She was a very good person with a heart of gold. I'm sure both your parents and my parents are in Heaven looking down on all of us now. God bless and stay strong. Your friend, Colby G. Gladden
Colby G. GladdenEl Paso, TX
It was a joy to meet and know you at the Sport Club, in the yoga class in 2011.
We had become good friends and we enjoyed each others.
We spent time together to learn yoga and ate out!
We called, talked and shared a lot of info after I moved to TX.
But now, I have lost you, my dear friend! Rest In Peace, Rachel! You will be sorely missed!
Dear Laura and Family,
I’m so very sorry about your loss.
Your mom had become a good friend to our yoga group since 2011. Her passing is a very sad news to all of us who knew her.
You and Your family have my deepest sympathy!
In Deep Sorrow,
T. TranCypress, TX