Words can only begin to express the gratitude and appreciation of the Reuben Pacheco family for the kindness, love and support received over the past month of his illness and burial. The prayers, cards, flowers, donations, visits and comments on social media have done wonders in helping us through the grieving process. The love and friendship is tremendous and a true Godsend.
Dad lived a long and happy life, blessed by many, many family and friends. His legacy will have a big impact for generations to come. While we would love to personally thank each and every individual in our community, we pray this note of appreciation expresses our sincere gratitude.
We do wish special thanks to Father Kenneth Vialpando and Seminarian Anthony Shumway of St. Marguerite’s Catholic Church that gave dad his last blessings and holy rite of christian burial, the choir, eucharistic ministers and altar servers of St. Marguerite’s and the ladies that prepared the luncheon, the staff of Rocky Mountain Care Center and Rocky Mountain Hospice nurse Benita Herrera-Pacheco.
In addition we thank Charlie Roberts for the beautiful tribute in the Transcript-Bulletin, Didericksen Memorial for the services and special last ride around the house for dad and the military services provided by representatives of Camp Williams and the Tooele Veterans of Foreign War.
May our dear Lord and God bless each of you as we commend the soul of Reuben to God, the most high.
Josefa (Pepe) Pacheco, Reuben and Pepe’s 12 children, James “Jimi” (deceased), George (Anita), Dennis, Kathy (Johnny) Archuleta, MaryAnn, Jeff, Gilbert, Daniel, Janet (Chris) Trujillo, Rowena, Christy (Jeff) Salandi and Ruby (Keith) Larsen, 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchidren and one great-great-grandson.
Robert (Pepo) Pacheco,
Alex and Debra Pacheco,
And the ‘family’ that expands way beyond his children, siblings and their children — that number in excess of 180 includes all those that lovingly referred to Reuben as “Dad”, Tio/”Uncle” and “Grandpa” and the countless spouses/significant others, children and friends.