Rachel Marie Harvard went to be with the Lord on April 18th, 2017. A celebration of her life will be from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Cree Meadows Country Club in Ruidoso. Memorials may be made in Honor of Rachel Harvard to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.
Rachel Marie was born to John & Mary “Sissy” Harvard on April 3rd, 1962 in Midland, Texas. Rachel grew up in Midland, went to Midland High School, Midland College, and Judson School in Arizona. She had a long successful career in the respiratory profession as a Therapist Supervisor and a Hospice Therapist in Midland and in Alaska. She was preceded in death by her parents.Rachel had the kindest soul and biggest heart. She loved her family, her animals, playing golf and throwing darts with friends, cocktail hour, mischief, and a good pair of shorts. Her smile and laughter remain in the heart of everyone she knew.
She is survived by her siblings, Marcia Harvard of Midland, TX, Mona Stone of Ruidoso, NM, Mitzi and husband Jim Truelock of Eastland, TX and John Harvard III of Corsicana, TX. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews - Shawn and husband Trey Spencer of Midland, Suzanne and husband Mark Madrid of Midland, Amanda and husband Danny Torres of San Antonio, Kalin and husband John Racine of Corsicana, Shamar and wife Emily Freeman of Midland, Jack and wife Brittany Freeman of Odessa, and TJ Freeman of Forney; sixteen great-nieces and nephews - Ashlyn and husband Cole Bracey, Christopher Spencer, Adrian Spencer, Michael Madrid, Mark Madrid, Dylan Freeman, Rhiannon Freeman, Jack Freeman, Bryson Freeman, Matthew Madrid, Mason Madrid, Jaxson Freeman, Evan Torres, Jillian Freeman, and Ryder Freeman; and a host of friends.
I'm sorry to hear about Rachel Marie Harvard.
I just wanted to share some encouraging scriptures that has helped me.
Isaiah 25:8 tells us that God promises to "to swallow up death forever."
It's normal to feel emotional pain and grief when someone we love dies. John 11:33 shows us that even Jesus showed emotion when he learned that his beloved friend, Lazurus, had died.
2 Corithians 1:3,4 "praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may able to comfort others in any sort trial with the comfort that we receive from God."
The Dorer FamilyCapitan, NM
My deepest sympathies to the family of Rachel Marie Harvard. The loss of a dear loved one is one of the most difficult things to ever go through. I wanted to share the comforting promise of a resurrection found in the Bible at John 5:28,29. Please let the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) give you strength, comfort and hope during this time of sorrow.
Stevens FamilyRuidoso, NM
My sincere condolences go to Rachel's family. She was an amazing lady and I enjoyed seeing her at all the many golf tournaments. She was fond of Mimi Neamen's focaccia sopapillas and we certainly had fun making them for her. Rest in peace and you will be missed by all.
Christine VolivaAlbuquerque, NM