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Odilia Rangel

February 9, 1938 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 80)

On February 9th, 1938 in Del Rio, Texas, a baby girl was born to Gilberto and Rosa Zamudio. They named her Odilia and only God knew how truly special she would be to everyone over the next 80 years. She was the first of thirteen children, a mother of seven, grandmother of eighteen and great grandmother of way too many count.

She gave her strength, wisdom and light to each child and educator she met on her journey as a teacher’s aide. Actually, she would gladly give it anyone who would take it. After spending about half of her life in Texas, one faithful Thanksgiving Day she boarded a plane with her children, flew to Idaho and re-established her life here. This is also when she became an aide at the Homedale School District and was able to retire.

Although some days were easier than others, she knew every day was blessed. She loved church, music, food, family and friends. She was never an extravagant person, except for those rainbow snow boots. She was, however one of the richest people on this earth. She was surrounded by love and was smiling only moments before God said it was time to come home on April 3, 2018. And now, she is even richer in Heaven as she reunites with her parents, her baby boy, her husband, her sister and all those family members and friends whom she has missed for quite some time. God bless.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support through this journey. Thank you DaVita Dialysis Center, Meadow View and West Valley Medical Center for all of your help. A special thank you to Father Uhlenkott for being there when she asked and Txoko Ona, Basque Center for opening your doors to our family. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell, Idaho.

Viewing and Rosary will be  held at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm and her mass will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 at noon at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Caldwell , followed immediately with graveside at Homedale- Marsing Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Homedale Basque Center, Txoko Ona.

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