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Steven Rayner

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Steven Rayner Obituary
Rayner, Steven

1970 - 2016

Steven Mark Rayner, age 45, of Belen, New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was gifted with many talents. He was an elite basketball player, in fact a State Champion with Frank Castillo's La Cueva Bears in high school. Steven was talented in almost everything he did: snow skiing, water skiing, softball, calligraphy, carpentry, welding, and music. Steven was such a source of pride in all his achievement. He was a kind and gentle soul to all he met.

Steven's life became a very personal struggle that led him to the very darkest side of our society but he never lost his kindness and humility. He fought his struggles with the help of the caring people of The Good Shepard and Cenikor but especially the unending support of his beloved mother, aunties, and his faith in God. Steven's struggle on this Earth is over but he is reunited in death with his loving grandparents, Abelino and Josephine Gabaldon.

He is survived by the loves of his life his daughters, Lauren and Jacqueline; his mother, Dolores Gabaldon (Sam Espinosa); his father, Kerry Rayner (Phaedra); brother, Kristopher Rayner; and grandfather, Ralph Rayner. Steven is also survived by his Torres Family: Martha, Michael, Rachel, Alesha, Carolyn, Keita, and Michael. Steven also leaves many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

All services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. A Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Gerard Giron, Vincent Giron, Barbara Michael, and Justine Griego. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tim Stevens and Shawn Ammons.

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Romero Funeral Home

609 N. Main St., Belen, NM
Published in Albuquerque Journal on June 29, 2016
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