Raquel Wiedle

  • "Oh Raquel, I don't think a day goes buy in my life that I..."
    - James Wiedle
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    - Rosie Neupert
  • "Happy Birthday Raquel. I miss You."
    - Lynda Ryan
  • "Raquel was a wonderful friend to my brother during his..."
    - Kathi Nelson
  • "To The Family of Mrs. Raquel Wiedle My name is Annette. I..."
    - Annette Pegues

Raquel Villegas Wiedle, 38, died Jan. 13, 2007, at home in Anchorage.
A funeral was held Wednesday at Rabbit Creek Community Church. The Rev. Terry Hill officiated.
Raquel was born April 18, 1968, in Roma, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in social work.
Raquel enjoyed knitting, homemaking, spending time with friends, and childcare education.
The family wrote: "Raquel moved to Alaska in 1991 to start a new life. While here she earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work and met her husband, James. She grew to love Alaska and enjoyed doing volunteer work and helping the elderly and children. Raquel especially loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and would take frequent trips to be with them.
"When Raquel found out she had advanced cancer in 2003, she made a commitment to live her life to the fullest and fight the disease with all her will. Raquel's faith in God was her comfort and strength in this period. Raquel with her husband packed a lifetime of memories into the short time they had together. She spent time with family and friends and took trips to Europe and Canada with her husband. Raquel was at peace with her situation and often remarked that if it was her time to go, she was ready, but until that day she would keep living her life. Friends would frequently hear Raquel giving thanks to God for every day. Raquel's greatest gifts were generosity and helping people. She will be missed very much."
She is survived by her husband, James M. Wiedle of Anchorage; father, Jose A. Villegas of San Antonio, Texas; mother, Hwa Sun Villegas of San Antonio; sister and brothers, Rosario Neupert of Calgary, Alberta, Leroy Villegas of San Antonio, Sonia Villegas of San Antonio, Joseph Rafael Villegas of Edinburg, Texas; nephews and nieces, Alex Villegas of San Antonio, Amanda M. Villegas of San Antonio, Thomas A. Neupert of Calgary, Joseph D. Villegas of San Antonio and Ariahna Wiedle of Anchorage and Anastasia Neupert of Calgary.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2007