RAFEL H. ALDERETE
Funeral services for Rafel H. Alderete, 64, of Palacios, were held Dec. 24, 2005 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Dwomoh officiating. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery. Mr. Alderete was born Oct. 25, 1941 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Aurelio R. and Francesca Herrera Alderete. He died Dec. 23, 2005 at Citizen Memorial Hospital in Victoria, Tx. He was a resident of Palacios since 1951, a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was the maintenance man for the Luther Hotel in Palacios. He is survived by his wife, Anita Adame Alderete of Palacios; son and daughter-in-law Jessie and Josie Adame of Angleton, Tx.; sisters and brothers-in-law Lina and Paul Gamino of Lake Jackson, Tx., Lola and Edward Vallejo of Rosenberg, Tx., Eva Alderete and Rosemary Alderete, both of Palacios; and grandchildren Jessica and Gabriel Adame of Angleton, Tx. He was proceeded in death by his sister, Anita Alderete, and brothers Aurelio Alderete, Jr. and George Alderete. Pallbearers were Richard and Phillip Vallejo, Paul and Frank Alderete, and Paul and Andrew Gamino. Honorary pallbearers were Frankie and Stephen Alderete. Arrangements were with Palacios Funeral Home.
Rafel was the son of my father’s half uncle. Dad remembers meeting his uncle and several of his cousins when he was a child and sadly has not kept in touch like many families of today’s time. I was so hoping that I would be able to find his obituary but have not been able to as of yet. This family surname has been my brick wall for many years and would love to find relatives.