Rachel Rebecca Wetzel

Rachel Rebecca Wetzel, 84 of Woodstock, passed away, Friday, May 27, 2011 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock on
Wednesday,  June 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Timothy Nilsen. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Dellinger Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rachel  was born near Saumsville in Shenandoah County, Virginia on February 18, 1927 to the late J. Clinton  and Florence M. Gochenour Reynolds.

Rachel was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. She was a Virginia 4-H All Star, a former 4-H leader, and a member of the Home Demonstration Club. Rachel also actively volunteered and served as the superintendent of the adult baked goods department at the Shenandoah County Fair for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her family as well as to many others in the community, who enjoyed her home-cooked meals.

Rachel is survived by her husband, Guy Wetzel of Woodstock; six children, Carolyn Kipps and husband, Wayne of New Market, Winnie Wilkins and husband, Joe of New Market, William C. Wetzel and wife, Donna of Woodstock, Cliff Wetzel of Woodstock, Stephen G. Wetzel and wife, Pip, of Woodstock, and Rebecca Sheffield of Unalaska, Alaska; twelve grandchildren, Carrie Souder and husband, Jeff, Mark Kipps and wife, Christy,  Kim Wilkins, Chris Wilkins, J.C. Wetzel, Tim Wetzel, Laura Wetzel, Ben Wetzel, Kelly Wetzel, Stacie Markel and husband, Keith, Davis Sheffield and Jacob Sheffield; two great grand children, Adam Souder and Ashley Souder; and brothers, John Calvin and Paul Reynolds.

Rachel was preceded in death by her sister, Eula Swartz.

Pallbearers will be Chris Wilkins, Mark Kipps, J. C. Wetzel, Ben Wetzel, Tim Wetzel, and Randy Hoover.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Mrs. Katrina Swartz, 856 Coffman Rd. Edinburg, VA 22824 or the Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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3 Condolences to Rachel Rebecca Wetzel

  1. Marvene Gochenour, Ellen and Charlie Franklin, and family, Larry Gochenour and son says:

    To the Wetzel Family, We feel your grief and pain of your loss of your special loved one. You were one special lady with a sweet smile, a love for people, your laughter brought great joy to everyone who was around you. Your race is over, you have won the victory of life you are now resting in the arms of Jesus. You will be sadly missed by friends and your family. Love and prayers to all!

  2. J.R. and Jane Pearson says:

    Becky,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love, Janie and J.R.

  3. Brett and Andrea Luce says:

    To the Wetzel family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time. Mrs. Wetzel was very special to us and opened her home and heart to us both over the years. We will miss her dearly.

    Love, Brett and Andrea