Rafael Norberto Vales Jr. Obituary

  • Rafael Norberto Vales Jr.
    In Loving Memory of

    Rafael Norberto Vales Jr.

    Birth Date: Aug 6th, 1959 Death Date: Jan 16th, 2016
    Rafael Norberto Vales, Jr, 56, of Amarillo died peacefully in his sleep Saturday,

    January 16, 2016. Rosary will held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Mineral Wells, Texas. Funeral Mass to follow at 2:00 pm Wednesday. Arrangements are by Angel Funeral Home 2209 S. Arthur St. Amarillo, Texas 79103.

    Rafael was born August 6, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY to Rafael and Margarita Vales.

    He was the oldest of four children. He joined the Army in 1977 and made his lifetime career as a Bio-Medical Engineer. Rafael married Maria in 1983. Together they raised their three children. Later in life he also raised his two granddaughters.

    Rafael was full of life to the very end and always had a smile on his face. He brought joy to those around him and will be dearly missed.

    He is preceded in death by his wife Maria Vales; mother Margarita Vales; and his

    mother in law, Maria Maldonado.

    Rafael is survived by his father Rafael Vales Sr.; father in law Antonio Maldonado; one son, Rafael Vales III and his wife Christina Rodriquez-Vales; two daughters Alexandria Maldonado, and Christianna Vales and boyfriend Bob Daugherty; and grandchildren Rayna Dexter, Idalis Villazana, Christopher, Caitlyn, Carleigh, and Camreigh Vales, Jordan Lane , and Jackson Daugherty.

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