“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can”-
These words from John Wesley best describe the life of Rachel Bergara Wyatt. Rachel celebrated her rebirth into eternal life on January 22, 2018, at the young age of 65. Rachel was born in Kenedy, TX on August 24, 1952. Her family then moved to Galveston, TX where she spent her childhood and graduated from Ball High School, Class of 1970. She married David Wyatt of Texas City on July 15th, 1977.Over the course of her life she worked for several prominent law firms, followed by a successful career with the City of Texas City. She was a dedicated employee who loved to help others through service. She retired in 2012 after many years of commitment to the workforce. Not one to sit around, Rachel then went to join her husband in real estate sales and property management in Texas City.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at the funeral home.
Rachel will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 40 years, David, and her children Stefani (David) Davalos of Pearland, Mathew (Elizabeth) Wyatt of Galveston, and Anais (Allison) Barroso of Pikeville, NC; as well as her 4 adoring grandchildren, Blake and Brooklynn Davalos, and Deagan and Trent Wyatt. She will also be fondly remembered by her mother, Ophelia Bryant, brother, Robert Bergara, sisters Becki (Barry) Wortham and Roana (Gary) Cornett, and numerous nieces and nephews. She deeply cherished time spent with family, loved her children and grandchildren fiercely, and exemplified the truest character in all she did. She was a firecracker, whose selfless, dependable, and spirited character has left an imprint on the hearts of all who knew and loved her. The light of God’s radiant love and knowledge transcends all understanding, and surely God now holds Rachel close in his everlasting presence.
Pallbearers will be Dee Williams, Harold Fattig, Daniel Davalos, Kenneth Clark, Phil Landon, and Jimmy Jiminez. Honorary Pallbearers are all the men and women of the Texas City Fire Department, Burt Mounts, Eddie Dahl, and Leon Boone. In lieu of customary remembrances, donations in the memory of Rachel can be made to the Texas City Public Library, Salvation Army, M.D. Anderson, or the charity of your choice.
So very sorry for your loss. Know that our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
Melanie McLendon, John Staggs, Merita ParkerColdspring, TX
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to David and the Family for their Great Loss. Rachel has been an integral part of our business for many years. Her enthusiastic, can do attitude has always inspired us to do the best for our mutual clients and made our lives much easier. She is sorely missed.
We Pray for Comfort for the Family during this difficult time and the days to come. God Bless You.
Ron HydeKenedy, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
David: I was very sorry to hear of Rachel's passing. The conversations we have had over the years at various venues made clear to me the extraordinary relationship you have had with an extraordinary person. May God be with you and your family throughout these difficult times.
Roy HoffmanThe Woodlands, TX
My sincere condolences to Rachel's family. She was always someone I could count on when I needed an ear to listen. I miss her.
Carla CostelloLa Marque, TX
I remember us playing softball in the 60's. Big Fun! and u were a power hitter, I can still remember how u held ur bat and smacked it way into the outfield... Now ur playing in the field of dreams...God bless you...
Darlene Rabago NewkirkSanta Fe, TX
David, I am so sorry to hear about your Rachel. I know how close you were as you spent so many happy years together raising three children, enjoying four grandchildren and working together for so many years.
May God bless you. Carlos, Family friend
Carlos AlvarezHouston, TX
David, you gave your family a precious gift when you brought Rachel into our lives. She was much more than just a niece by marriage. She was more like a niece for real. She never failed to acknowledge me any time her family welcomed me to one of their family get-togethers.
You and Rachel became wonderful parents and grandparents. Stefani, Mat and Anais have become productive members of society and have married amazing spouses who are also good examples of your family relationships. Your four grandchildren will miss Mimi but the three older ones will have many happy memories of the love and devotion you both have showered over them throughout their young lives. What a treasure trove of happiness they have stored for future reference to share with baby Trent.
Please remember that God's incoming Kingdom of peace and joy will comfort you. So many people love you and will continue to be there for you during this sad time of loss.
I pray that our very loving heavenly Father will continue to keep you under His wings and bless you as he guides you into a blessed future relying on an abundance of loving memories of your 40-plus years with your beloved Rachel.
I love you and your sweet family and cherish the memories of our Rachel. I will always be available any time you need me. Lovingly, Aunt Elinor
Elinor NicholsHouston, TX
Condolences to the Wyatt family! So sorry for your loss! Prayers that God will bring peace and comfort in this difficult time!
Jeff and Patsy JohnsonGoodrich, TX
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. I hope all the cherished memories of Rachel bring you light during this dark time. Rachel was a great person. My deepest condolences.
Rita WilliamsTexas City, UT
Mrs. Wyatt was such a beautiful person. I’ll always remember her gorgeous smile and fun personality. I’ll have fond memories of sharing lunches, dinners and great conversations with she and Stefani. May she rest in the arms of our Lord, and may God provide comfort and peace to her entire family. God has surely gained a beautiful angel.
Monique CastilloPhoenix, AZ
We are saddened to learn of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time. Jaime, Gretchen and Brianna
Jaime BudySuffolk, VA
Our sincere condolences to David and the children. Rachel was a great lady and a wonderful friend.
Mike & Luanne GoromPasadena, TX
Through my friendship with Elinor, I know what a special person Rachel was. And how much she was loved by all her family and loved ones. It is difficult to understand when a person is too young to leave this earth. My sympathies and Prayers go out for you all! Sincerely, Marjorie
Marjorie WilsonHouston, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel this difficult path. May you feel God's presence and his love as you deal with this huge loss.
Sally StiernbergAustin, TX
Will always miss you cousin! Wish we had more time together!
Janie Dunn WatkinsSanta Fe, TX
My sincere condolence, so very sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Margie BrownNew Braunfels, TX