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Rachel Cross

Rachel Cross

Rachel Ann Cross

Rachel A. Cross passed away peacefully at Saint Alphonsus on February 12, 2017 at age of 66. She was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on August 8th 1950 to LaVern Rapp and Lenore Zink.

Rachel moved to Orange, CA in 1960. She graduated from El Modena High School and later went on to attend a local cosmetology school.

Rachel married Wayne Cross in 1970 and one year later had her only child Michelle Cross. After many years together they parted way but always remained close friends.

In the early 90’s Rachel fell in love Earl Matlock. Shortly after they together raised Rachel’s grandson Daniel Cross.

In the late 90’s Rachel moved to Idaho with Daniel. Shortly after she started working for the Idaho Youth Ranch. This is where she gained many long-term friendships that emerged into a second family. Rachel worked for the Idaho Youth Ranch until she retired in November of 2016.

Rachel was best known for her gracious heart and overly generous personality. Friends and family often came to Rachel for advice or just a listening ear. She was someone they could always count on to get an honest opinion whether they wanted it or not.

Rachel’s family was what she lived for and her best days were spent with them. Rachel was survived by her brothers Larry Rapp, Rick Rapp, Randy Rapp, Dustin Rapp; Sister Robin Rapp; Daughter & Son-In-Law Michelle Boston and James Blish; Grandson & Granddaughter-In-Law Daniel & Kristina Cross; Grandkids James and Brianna Boston; Great Grandkids Taylor, Dominick, Jordan.


Celebration of Life party is being hosted by the family on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7pm @ The Vault located at 140 E. Idaho St, Meridian, ID 83642. Everyone is welcome and the family is excited to hear all the great stories about Rachel.

1 Comment

  • Tammy Clements Posted February 23, 2017 1:29 pm

    I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting where it promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” May God comfort you and give you peace in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.

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