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Blanco, Raquel Keola

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November 9, 1969 - June 4, 2015

Blanco, Raquel Keola

Raquel Keola Blanco, 45, of Plano, Texas passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2015.

Born November 9, 1969 in Santa Monica, California to Arnold Dungca and Linda Dungca Raquel is survived by her husband of ten years, Jose Blanco, children Isabella, Cheyanne, Ryan, and Richard.

Her brothers Johnny Aguilar and Pat Dungca and her sister Kimmie Dungca preceded her in death.

Raquel took pride in being a devoted housewife and mother. She enjoyed her Zumba classes, loved scrap booking and quilting and was a dedicated member of the Garland Quilt Guild. Most recently she fulfilled her lifelong dream of joining a Roller Derby league “Rack Hell”. Most of all, Raquel enjoyed spending her free time with her family and friends. She had a special talent of bringing people together.

Raquel will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 13, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Plano located at 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75075.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Jennifer Ortega

June 11, 2015 2:34PM

Raquel was such a wonderful person. So full of love and life. Always up for an adventure. I'm so thankful that God blessed me with her friendship! It's amazing how many people's life she touched. She will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

Patrice Herron-Martin

June 11, 2015 1:49AM

Raquel may you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Saviour. Your time here was so short but you touched so many lives with your kindness. GOD bless your family may they remember that there is no sorrow here on earth that heaven cannot heal.

Diana Fisher

June 10, 2015 10:33PM

I first met Raquel at a quilt retreat and we bonded in that we were both from Southern California. This year Raquel asked met to assist her at the Garland Quilt Guild hospitality hostess. She had wonderful ideas and She will be missed.
To her family please know we were blessed to have had her in our lives for such a short time.
My prayers go out to you!
Diana Fisher

Debbie Rodriguez

June 10, 2015 10:07PM

Dear Cruzie,
I just can't imagine what you must be going through. I am so sorry for your loss.
I will pray for both peace and strength for you and yours.
Love and Light,
Debbie Rodriguez

Sandra Moreno

June 10, 2015 7:34PM

Jose and Family,

My sincerest condolence goes to you and your family for this great loss. I met Raquel through Zumba and we became great friends, I Renner getting together with her and the rest of our small group of Chuperamiguitas friends at her favorite place Chuys! She was a special person, she will always be in my heart.
God bless you all!
Love Always
Sandra M

Monique Baxter

June 10, 2015 6:43PM

I have known Raquel for around 17 years if not more. We met at St. Johns health center. She was so nice, sweet, and funny and had a heart of gold. I missed hanging out and having drinks with her after she moved to Texas but I knew she was happy and in love. When you see a friend so happy you only wish them the best and she found that happiness from the first day she met Jose. Jose I send my condolences to you and the family for the lost of golden person my friend Raquel. My God bless you, the boys and the girls until you guys meet again.
Always Monique Baxter.

Matt Riggins

June 10, 2015 6:20PM

Raquel was very special to many people and her loss is felt by all of us. Our hearts go out to Jose, Isabella, Cheyanne, Ryan, and Richard. She will be deeply missed.

Sherry Starr

June 10, 2015 5:00PM

i knew Raquel through the Garland Quilt Guild. She was a very sweet person and a joy to be around. I will miss her smiling face, and her message on our Fitbit group every day.

Sandy Rudd

June 10, 2015 4:29PM

My deepest sympathies to Raquel's family and friends. She will be missed by many. We loved to go to quilt retreats and to the Garland Guild. I still can't believe she's gone.

Kim Dodd-Roman

June 10, 2015 3:54PM

My condolences and love with prayers to all Raquel's family n friends she was a very special friend for well over 35+ and will be deeply missed she had many talents she was always there for me when I would get stuck in a quilting problem she always knew what to do my love n respect always Kim

Dawnelle Rounsavall

June 10, 2015 3:51PM

You and your family are in my prayers. Raquel was always there too put a smile on everyone's face and she will be greatly missed. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you some comfort during this time. God Bless

Fallon Baker aka Phoenix

June 10, 2015 3:47PM

Raquel was a very special friend. I love all the memeories I have of this women. Such a amazing friend loyal, trusting, and she lifted me in so many ways. Thank you for your gift of friendship. I will never forget you.

Sandy Gist

June 10, 2015 3:08PM

Jose,Richard,Ryan,Cheyanne and Bella....

I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful Wife and Mother, I know no words will make the pain go away right now; but I hope in time you will be left to reminisce of the great memories you each made with her. I loved Raquel,she was like a younger sister to me and I will miss her each and every day. We had planned to meet up at our favorite place in August (Tito's Tacos) which we both loved and shared alot of memories there. I know she's up there with her Mom Linda, Uncle Rick and many others looking down on you guys and will be your forever angel protecting you all. Take care of yourselves and God Bless you all! Sandy


June 10, 2015 2:59PM

Jose and Family.....Words can not explain how sorry I am over your loss. Raquel was a wonderful person and friend. She has touched SO many lives and will be deeply missed by all of us! Our Quilt Retreats will never be the same, there will forever be a vacant spot in our group! May God Bless you all and help you through this tragedy. Sincerely, Marie

Marisa Costa (Neri)

June 10, 2015 2:33PM

Words can not express the loss. I went to St. Gerard's with Raquel way back when and she was always happy go lucky ad a matter of fact her love for skates back then was huge, so huge she arranged a performance for the school with other classmates. What I would give to see her perform that again. I was so blessed to re-connect with her so many years later. Thoughts and prayers to her entire family. Rock on girlfriend!

Susan Brock

June 10, 2015 2:25PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Jose, her children and family. She was a shining light in the world and will be missed by so many. Rest in peace, my friend! I will miss your smile and your inspiration!

Roxanne Garrett

June 10, 2015 2:24PM

I enjoyed knowing Raquel through the Garland Quilt Guild. Several times I joined her for Zumba - until my knees rebelled. I was her secret pal at the guild last year, and enjoyed shopping for Day of the Dead items for her, as this was something she mentioned she liked. I admired her dedication to exercising and how she was so involved with enjoying life. She was a real asset to our guild, and will be greatly missed. It's so unfair that her young family will be without their mother. My heart goes out to all her family and friends.

Teresa & Frank Eck

June 10, 2015 1:52PM

Jose and Family my deepest condolences for you.I meet Raquel at Zumba since then we became as a good friends and almost every Friday we had our "Chuperamiguitas Night".I Will missed her forever.

Jennifer Peterman

June 10, 2015 1:51PM

Ive known Raquel since 1983.She was a great friend.We were pregnant at the same time.She had her first son Richard and little over a month later, I had my son, Christopher.She went on to have 3 more beautiful children.Our lives went on different ways, but we always stayed in touch.
My heart is broken she is gone.I will always cherish the memories we made.She is truly missed & forever loved.A beautiful woman was taken from us way too early.
She is gone but never forgotten ♡♡♡

Helen Sullivan

June 10, 2015 11:02AM

Jose and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Raquel was a very special person and will be missed by the many lives she touched. I spent many enjoyable hours scrapbooking, cardmaking and attending get-togethers with her. My deepest sympathies. Helen