10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Gabriel Rangel Jr. October 31, 1931 - December 11, 2020

Gabe was born in San Bernardino, California and moved to Meridian, Idaho with his wife Gayle.  Gabe lived a full life and touched many hearts through his life. He was a a good family man, a caring father and a loving husband. He cherished his friends and his family more than anything. Gabe also had a great love for his dogs Zena, Emily and Trixie.

Gabe is survived by his wife of 35 years Gayle, his sister and brother in law Mary Louise and Dwight Entriken, his son Keith, his grandchildren Jason, Bradley and Alicia Elefters, his great grandchildren Casey, Allen, Kayleigh and Rose Elefters, and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father Gabriel Rangel Sr., his mother Mary Louise Hammond Sr., his brother Richard, his son Larry, his daughter in law Elizabeth, his daughter Leslie and his niece Christine Most.


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    Pj Garringer says

    I’m not good at expressing my feelings in writing, but I think I need to try with Gabe. I’m so glad Gabe and Gayle moved to Idaho and just one house down from us. We instantly became great friends. We shared birthday’s and anniversaries. Wonderful, happy times. Gabe, fell in love with our Mini-Goldendoodle, Roxi, and Roxi loved him. Gabe had room in his heart for everyone. I never heard him stand in judgment of anyone. With Gabe, you always knew where you stood. He could not have been loved more than he was by Gayle. She was by his side for the whole journey. My last memory of Gabe will be of him riding off down the sidewalk on his bright red scooter, Gayle following behind, laughing. Gabe, with the sparkle in his eyes, will always be with us. Thank you to all of Gabe’s friends and family, for sharing this wonderful man with us.

    Dannie & Pj Garringer

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      Gayle Rangel says

      Oh my friends, (so you can’t express yourself?) You did pretty well.
      You touched my heart PJ, as you did so many times, in giving me a break. As well as testing me just talk..
      Gabe loved you both very much.

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    Brayden & Danielle Brookshire says

    We had the privilege of living next to Gabe & Gayle for several years. They became family to us.
    Gabe was a friendly, loving, caring, knowledgeable, funny, and sassy. We summed it up with “Gabeitude”!
    We’ll always cherish our time spent with him.
    We send our love and condolences to everyone missing Gabe.

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    John & Noree says

    Gayle, you and Gabe have always been more than friends, you are family. We will always cherished the times we had together and want you to know we are here for you. We truly feel your loss.

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      Gayle Rangel says

      Oh, Dani; what else can be said. We were lucky to be in your family too.
      We both loved both of you very much.

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      Gayle Rangel says

      Some of our olders friends, and definitely family.
      Thank you for helping in this journey. All my love

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    Dave & Diane Czoschke says

    Gayle you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband. We are so sorry for your loss.

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      Gayle Rangel says

      So nice to from you, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind words.

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    Gayle Rangel says

    Our family also grieves for Grant Hammond, loving husband of Mary Louise Rangel Sr. – Hammond

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