MONTE VISTA — Longtime resident of Monte Vista, Colorado passed into the loving arms of our lord, July 13th 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Rachel was born on 18 December 1927 in Romeo, Colorado. Her parents were Juan Nepomoceno Padilla and Manuela Mondragon Padilla. She is survived by one sister, Alice Mestas, who lives in Denver, Colorado, two sons, Claude A. Perea and Isaac M. Perea who reside in El Paso, Texas and her daughter Linda A. Bramble (husband Michael Bramble) who reside in Tampa, Florida. Rachel’s long legacy extended 92 years.
In her early years growing up in Southern Colorado, she was surrounded by a loving brother, Vidal Padilla (deceased 1969) and three sisters, Delia (deceased), Julia (deceased) and Alice Mestas. Rachel grew up during hard times in America surviving the Great Depression, World War Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. She learned early on what family values meant and she passed those family values on to her children. Lessons learned during those arduous times allowed her to survive and flourish for 92 years.
Rachel was married to Jose Gilbert Perea (deceased 2011), on 19 January 1948, the son of Manuel and Fransiquita Perea. Together they fostered seven children Lewis I. Chacon (deceased 2014), Antonio M. Perea (deceased 2009), Claude A. Perea, Isaac M. Perea, Thomas R. Perea (deceased 2014), Ronald A. Perea (deceased 2010) and Linda A. Perea. Her devotion and love for her family will surely be missed, gone in the physical sense but lives on in our hearts forever in Spirit.
Extended family consists of 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, eight nephews and six nieces. Rachel’s caring, loving presence and open heart will surely be missed.
Vaya Con Dios Mama